Monday, December 26, 2011

Fifi in the handwritten print dress

I'm so enjoying my holidays... so much so that I fear I have been neglecting you all my little fifiette's!  But never fear I'll be back in the new year with some delicious new outfits. Until then I hope you have a fabulous Christmas and super New Year!

bunny kisses 
Fifi Lapin 

p.s. My outfit is by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, isn't it just darling!?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Animals & more animals!

I have been exploring a vintage look for some stylized animals illustrations. I wonder what do you guys think, should I keep drawing until I complete the whole zoo? My focus is to get some kind of realistic approach on preserving the main features of each specie by a crafty-look in colors and textures, revisiting similar illustration techniques from the mid-century but with a personal touch.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Enamored Owl | Anniversary Letterpress Print

The Enamored Owl is the title of an illustration I made 3 years ago, this piece it's been so far one of the most popular illustrations in my portfolio and is quite a signature of my personal style wherever it goes, this piece has been traveling around the world in many forms and I want to celebrate this amazing journey with a very special limited edition print, yes I want the journey to continue! :) Is a beautiful letterpress print in 3-colors coming in 8.5" x 12" 220lb Pearl Lettra paper, really thick and sturdy paper stock, nice to the touch making a great collective object.

Available now through my ETSY. The best part? Comes practically in a gift price!!! $25.00
Order now! May have chance to arrive on time for Christmas and if not, any time is a great time to give or give you a gift, right? :)

Printed with so much love in Portland by the great studio KeeganMeegan.
Don't miss the amazing pictures of the printing process bellow. Thank you Katy Meegan for this beautiful work!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Spaceman Tattoo!

CecĂ­lia Papi a reality-show star from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil recently tagged me in Facebook with an image of her tattoo, an illustration of a happy spaceman I did while ago. Never considered my art would make a good tattoo but now that I see it is actually not bad, really fun to see somebody wearing permanently your drawings :)

Since she is part of a TV reality-show I wonder if her tattoo process made it in to the show. (See bellow)

Thanks Cix!

...And YES! She sent me a video, this made it in the Show:

Friday, November 25, 2011

Piece Me Circus! (Video)

My 3 year old son likes to play with the iPhone/iPad simple-puzzle app I had the pleasure to illustrate. Piece Me Circus! An interactive collaboration with Fashion Buddha Studio from Portland.
Download the App HERE.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me - A Jim Henson Tribute Exhibition

"Jim Henson's accomplishments have left a widespread and enduring impression on generations of admirers since his first endeavors in the late 1950s. From his iconic and colorful cast on Sesame Street to the groundbreaking fantasy Dark Crystal, Henson's imagination and ingenuity have ignited a path that many others have since followed.

Timed with the release of Disney's The Muppets motion picture and news on a forthcoming Henson biopic, Gallery Nucleus has invited more than 30 artists to pay homage to this universally beloved visionary whose inspiring concepts and characters have impacted our culture in a monumental way. The collection will showcase a variety of mediums from a roster of professionals who are also genuine fans."

When I received the invitation to participate, "The Dark Crystal" was my immediate impulse to execute a piece from, when I first saw it during my childhood all the magical characters were stuck in my mind for a while, specially those legendary Mystics. So I did a piece based in UrSu. This is the first time I explore a dimensional approach in my artwork :-)

December 10, 2011 - January 2, 2012
Opening Reception / Dec 10, 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Nucleus Gallery / 210 East Main St, Alhambra CA 91801