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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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Children's book author and illustrator, mami of three, wife, sun aficionado, amateur singer and Margarita lover born in Lima, Peru and living in sunny AZ.


  • January 5, 2012

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

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