Thursday, December 26, 2013

Love is worth saving

What's the use of saving life when you see what you do with it?

Perhaps the last post of the year, 
my take on the fragile-badass-tough cookie Leeloo. 

I'm almost done with my tribute to Luc Besson's leading-ladies. 

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Art for All @ blankspace Oslo

On Friday, December 20th 2013 blankspace is opening its newest show, Art For All, featuring prints from up-and-coming names from around the world.

blankspace not only will be featuring a wide range of artists from all over the world, covering many versatile and distinct styles and mediums, but also will be selling these prints for cheap – anywhere from 100 – 1000 NOK (approximately 15 – 150 USD).

Featured artists: Sterling Hundley, Eda Kaban, Jon Garaizar, Jake Kobrin, Andrew Mar, Paulina Suarez, Ben Jelter, Liz Ramsey, Tanner Griepentrog, Michał Dziekan, David Ball, Max Kostenko, BreeAnn Veenstra, Zachary Fleischer, Scott Waters, Mark Weber and Bård Henning Kvinen.

For more info about the show please visit:

Here are 3 prints I did a while ago and will be part of the show!

 A big Gracias to blankspaceOslo!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hectic 2013


 (an old piece from 2011)

In 2013:
I did 8 murals
Lived in 6 houses
Moved back to my country
Met new friends
Left old friends
Travel through 7 mexican states
Tried new art techniques
Reencounter mexican buddies
Got drunk with tequila and mezcal  
Left crushes
Blended with the nothingness  
Dreamed big
Dreamed small
and just woke up.
Still have 18 days to rumble

Friday, November 29, 2013

Mural HidroArte: Sneak Peek


Sneak peek... some finished animals.... 
Un vistazo a algunos animales terminados...

More pics to come...

Pronto más fotos...

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Yacana's Constellation

A couple of weeks ago I took a Picture Book Illustration workshop 
with artist Yuyi Morales.

We created from scratch a storyboard for a Children's Book, 
we picked two thumbnails, refined the sketches 
and turned 'em into finished pieces... 
The story I picked:


The llama is one of the most important animals for the Incas. 
Its silhouette appears in the dark areas between the stars. 
For this reason, llamas with black fur were very important in the Incan religion.
 Two very bright stars in the constellation of Centauri (alphaand beta) represent the black llama's eyes.
Incan legend tells us that Yacana (the llama) was wandering with her 
baby along a river that crossed the entire sky (the Milky Way). 
The more she walked, the blacker she became. Her baby accompanied her throughout the sky. When the baby became hungry, Yacana fed him. 
When Yacana woke up, it became daytime. It is said that the man who 
finds himself in a place where Yacana has fed her baby will have good luck 
for the rest of his days.
Yacana was just and treated everyone equally. She would not make 
only one man or one woman happy. At night, when nobody was
looking, she used to go and drink water from the oceans. She drank
the water of pain, the water of sadness and the water of thirst and
hunger. She drank the water of the tragedy of humankind and
prevented the seas from overflowing and flooding the earth.

The process:



The workshop was really fun and I got to meet emerging illustrators from México (lots of talented people everywhere...)

Some interesting links:


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Radio Habana Social Club

 If you haven't been to the Printmaking Exhibit: Homage to José Guadalupe Posada
there's still time...

Radio Habana Social Club is featuring the work of great Mission printmakers, a tribute to Posada (( showing until December 15t )), you will find a woodcut of mine.

 Even though I'm not there, I'm still...

If you go, do send comments 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lady Gopher tells stories...

Last weekend I did a mural workshop with five great kids at a children's library in the mexican state of Queretaro.

The Cultural Center (CECEQ) was celebrating its 10th anniversary and with this activity we wanted to make sure the kids who have been attending the library since the opening of its doors back in 2003 felt part of the space...

Here are some photographs of the process and the final piece... 

I came up with the idea of a Lady Gopher who tells stories and the kids had to create their own characters who listened attentively... 

"I’ve once heard that an artist is a child that has survived" 
- Isol  

Thursday, October 24, 2013