Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Advent 9

This red horse is galloping towards the weekend! I hope you're having a great Friday :)

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Advent 8

It's Thursday so that means that I have a new video on my YouTube channel. Today's topic is Suggested books for creatives. Here's also my Advent for today :)

You can watch the video below. I added english subtitles because I realised that in some parts of the video I mumble a little bit - Sorry about that guys, but making this videos is out of my comfort zone and I get a little nervous every time I start shooting. I'd love to hear what are your favourite creative books! Please tell me in the comments here or in YouTube.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Christmas Advent 7

I'm so excited to share with you my shiny and sparkly re-vamped website and blog! I've been working on this for quite a while and I must confess that I shed a few tears during the process but I'm  so pleased with the final design. I hope you like it as much as I do.

In other news today, the 7th of December is the day of the "little candles" or in Spanish Día de las Velitas, in my home country, Colombia. People will light up colourful candles in front of their houses and the neighbourhoods will look very atmospheric. That's something I really miss so, it's my tradition to illustrate a candle on this day. If you want to see pictures of the celebration, click on the Bear. 

Hope you're having a great day!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Christmas Advent 6

This is today's advent, I must dash to a Networking event. Wish me luck because that's soooo out of my comfort zone....

Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Advent 5

It's Monday but I'm already tired :( I think it's because it's almost the end of the year and because the days are getting shorter and shorter. I'm really looking forward to the Christmas Holidays.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Advent 4

Today I spent 3 hours making tiny little hats for babies in Nepal. I think that's a nice way to put to use some random skill my mum taught me when I was little. Here're some birds for today's advent :)

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Christmas Advent 3

Today has been very grey in HK. I wish I could curl up like this little fox. 

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Advent 2

Little squirrels for today's advent

Christmas Advent 1 - New video

It's this time of the year again! Counting towards Christmas with an illustrated advent calendar is my favourite project of the year. I'm going to be posting an image everyday until Christmas Day. 

I also have a new video talking about my creative process and some tips to design the Christmas Advent. As always, I hope you feel inspired to create your own designs. Please subscribe to my channel and if you have any questions about illustration or Christmas advents or anything creative just let me know in the comments below or through any social media channel. Happy start of the holidays!!!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Lettering for Christmas cards - new video

Hi everyone - like every Thursday, today I have a new video on my YouTube channel. In this video I'm going to show you how I created the lettering for the Christmas cards I designed this year to send to my friends and family. 

Until a few years ago, I'd never even considered buying Christmas cards because that's not traditional in my home country. When I was little I'd help my mum to make birthday cards using white ink on tracing paper, but we never had Christmas cards.

Christmas has always been my favourite holiday of the year, so now that I'm a designer I enjoy the process of creating cards for my loved ones. I've also grown to love going to the post office and I think that in this era of virtual things, it's very personal to handwrite a note or a message on a card that I designed.

I hope you enjoy the video! And please subscribe to my channel :)

These are the cards I designed!