Fidel, Miguel y el Pastel



Fidel, Miguel y el Pastel - Iguana Magazine - September/October 2011

Fidel, Miguel y el Pastel - Iguana Magazine - September/October 2011

This week I got my copies of the September/October 2011 issue of Iguana Magazine. I have an illustration published for the poem of “Fidel, Miguel y el Pastel”. The poem is a short story about two friends, one pice of cake and a cat that intercedes when things are not happening the way they should.

Fidel y Miguel - Character Sketches

Fidel y Miguel - Initial Character Sketches

Fidel, Miguel y el Pastel - Final Illustration

Fidel, Miguel y el Pastel - Final Illustration

During the early character sketches stage, tthe two friends looked different – see sketch above. As I moved onto the final sketches and the painting itself, their features changed. What was clear from the very beginning is that I wanted a monochromatic piece where the characters would bring the color into the piece. Using the bright shirts and dark skin tones, I created enough contrast to bring attention to the main characters.

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2 comments


  • Hey, just dropping in quickly from the comment challenge. Your illustrations are gorgeous

    January 5, 2012
    • Hi and nice to meet you. Thanks you! Aren’t you loving the challenge? I will see stop by your blog today :)

      January 5, 2012

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