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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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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.

Comments

  • January 17, 2012
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    This looks fantastic! I am especially taken with the expression on the cat’s face- absolutely priceless!!!

  • January 18, 2012
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    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 19, 2012
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    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 25, 2012
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    I love looking at how the illustrations come together. Thanks for sharing yours!

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