Lucecita



Lucecita - Iguana Magazine - November/December 2011

Lucecita - Iguana Magazine - November/December 2011

I got the assignment to illustrate the story of “Lucecita” in late November. It was a super-rush (aka less than a week between sketches and finals) but as you are all already guessing, I took the project. The artwork was published on the November/December 2011 issue of Iguana Magazine and since my copies arrived in late December, I decided to post later. Holidays are a busy time for all of us!

As I’ve done before, some process pictures and the final illustrations at the end, and this time I’ve added some instagram shots of a couple of the sketches. Also at the end, the link to subscribe and learn more about Iguana Magazine.

Have I told you how much I love instagram? If I haven’t, here it goes: I ♥ that app! So if you are interested in seeing my sketches and wips (works-in-progress), you can join me there. I post almost every day.

I am positively, absolutely done with the pending posts from 2011. Clean slate and back to my soul-searching for the 2011-2012 recap that I’ll be posting soon. Pinky promise. Until then!

Initial Sketch for Looking for Lucecita

Initial Sketch for Looking for Lucecita

Initial Sketch for Homework

Initial Sketch for Homework

Lucecita - Iguana Magazine - November/December 2011

Painting the illustrations for Lucecita - Iguana Magazine - November/December 2011

Homework - Work in Progress

Homework - Work in Progress

Looking for Lucecita - Work in Progress

Looking for Lucecita - Work in Progress

Meeting Lucecita - Work in Progress

Meeting Lucecita - Work in Progress

Homework - Final Illustration

Homework - Final Illustration

Looking for Lucecita - Final Illustration

Looking for Lucecita - Final Illustration

Meeting Lucecita - Final Illustration

Meeting Lucecita - Final Illustration

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8 comments


  • This looks fantastic! I am especially taken with the expression on the cat’s face- absolutely priceless!!!

    January 17, 2012
    • Thanks so much, Nina! I love that cat, too! :)

      January 17, 2012
  • Oh, how I love the “Homework” picture! Feet wriggling beneath the table as he thinks and dreams… I wonder if his cat will daintily reach out and lick his toes, tickling with her raspy tongue (like my cat does to me)?

    I really like seeing your work-in-progress and then the final piece – so much fun and life in each one.

    January 18, 2012
    • Hi Katy! The cat illustration is my favorite one, too. And yes, I was thinking when is the cat going to lick his feet while I was painting it :)

      Glad you like the post and thanks for the visit! It means a lot.

      January 24, 2012
  • Absolutely wonderful post, Juana! Oh my goodness, you put me to shame..your work is so vibrant, rich, full of light. Love the textural richness of your process that brings such a warmth to the final pieces..how do you do it?! : ) And ahhh..instagram..do you have to have an iPhone or something? I am so clueless here! Love the WIPs and close-ups..it is such a treat to see them. Congrats on this wonderful Iguana project..it turned out beautifully! And looking forward to your recap post! Awesome!!

    January 19, 2012
    • I’m running so late with replies this past week. I’m ashamed. The app is for iPhone. Not sure if for other phones, too. You should try taking some pictures while you work. I bet you would love the results. Thanks for the visit and comment, Shirley! Recap post is up just now. Finally! :)

      January 24, 2012
  • I love looking at how the illustrations come together. Thanks for sharing yours!

    January 25, 2012
    • Glad you enjoy seeing the process. And thank you for the visit! :)

      February 21, 2012

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