The beauty of diversity

"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere."

Vincent van Gogh

Eye meme

This week I've seen eye memes from different artists. It is so cool how this thing is like a window that goes straight to the essence of each artist and I find it impressive how the phrase "The eyes are the window of the soul" makes sense.

That's why I wanted to do the experiment and when looking for eyes I realized that they really become an artist stamp, but I also found that I tend to do them in a certain way depending on the technique I'm using. I don't know if this has to do with the difference between media, if I have a long way to go to find my own style or if it is only a reflection of my multiple personality XD.

In any case it is super interesting to see all these eye memes everywhere, leading us to discover new artists/illustrators.

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Estos días he estado viendo eye memes de diferentes artistas. Es súper padre cómo este experimento se vuelve una ventana que va directo a la esencia de cada uno de ellos y me parece impresionante cómo la frase "Los ojos son la ventana del alma" toma sentido.

Por eso quise hacer el ejercicio y al estar buscando ojos me di cuenta de que realmente se vuelven una especie de sello, pero también me encontré con que tiendo a hacerlos de cierta manera dependiendo de la técnica que esté usando. No se si  esto es una muestra de lo diferentes que son las herramientas que usamos para crear, si me falta mucho para llegar a encontrar un estilo propio o si sólo es un reflejo de mi personalidad múltiple XD.

En todo caso es súper interesante ver todos estos eye memes en todos lados, llevándonos a descubrir nuevos artistas e ilustradores. 

My pen is an artery, my heart is a fountain

Fat belly bella  
by Jay Electronica

I said I love you baby, well you don't act like it
Squeeze my feet, kiss my neck, rub my back like it
And on the phone it's just you gon' hit me back right quick
First we was straight now it feels like we jack-knifin'
Kamikaze love, self-destructive patterns
Mercury in retrograde
Four house of Saturn.
Nothing makes me sadder than
Hailing cabs alone goin' home on a Saturday
Bumpin' Donny Hathaway, questioning my choices
Thinking 'bout marriage, carriage, and horses
Man on the hectare, land like a fortress
I hope you understand me though
I'm cold like New York
My heart is warm like Miami
I'm just trying to build a kingdom for my people and my family

Sometimes I don't know what to say,
The pain never stops
The cloud never goes away
The rain never drops.

It's a luxury
Be grateful that a mustard seed of faith is enough to be
Enough to move a mountain,
My pen is an artery,
My heart is a fountain.
I apologize

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Disonancia I

Disonancia I: para atravesar una aurora boreal hay que arrancarse el corazón.

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No estamos todas

This illustration was made for No estamos todas, an illustration project that makes visible femicide in Mexico and puts faces to the victims in order to create awareness amongst society.  The illustrations are small tributes to the lives of all these women.

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Esta ilustración fue realizada para No estamos todas, un proyecto que intenta hacer visibles los feminicidios y transfeminicidios en México a través de ilustraciones. Estas ilustraciones, además de poner una cara a las víctimas, son pequeños homenajes a las vidas de todas esas mujeres. 

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Artery skein: My monster heart 

For this piece (Artery skein: My monster heart) I started with a couple of sketches, one very general and one in which I worked lights and shadows, but I felt that something was missing in the illustration, so I worked on a lot of new sketches until I found the right one. When I start inking, I usually use different thicknesses of pens, but this time I used only one and liked how it turned out. For the color palette I was inspired by bugambilias, in all those beautiful magenta and cherry shades.

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Este es una probadita del proceso creativo de Artery skein: My monster heart. Comencé con un par de bocetos, uno muy general y otro en el que trabajé luces y sombras, pero sentía que algo le faltaba a la ilustración, así que trabajé en varios bocetos más hasta que el dibujo salió tal como lo quería. Para la ilustración en tinta generalmente uso estilógrafos de diferentes grosores, pero esta vez usé sólo uno y me gustó mucho el resultado. Para la paleta de colores me inspiré en las bugambilias que llenan de color la ciudad, particularmente de esos colores guinda y magenta que tanto me gustan. 

 

Inspiración para la paleta de colores / Color inspiration

Etapas de la ilustración / Illustration process

 

“In fairy tales, monsters exist to be a manifestation of something that we need to understand, not only a problem we need to overcome, but also they need to represent, much like angels represent the beautiful, pure, eternal side of the human spirit, monsters need to represent a more tangible, more mortal side of being human: aging, decay, darkness and so forth. And I believe that monsters originally, when we were cavemen and you know, sitting around a fire, we needed to explain the birth of the sun and the death of the moon and the phases of the moon and rain and thunder. And we invented creatures that made sense of the world: a serpent that ate the sun, a creature that ate the moon, a man in the moon living there, things like that. And as we became more and more sophisticated and created sort of a social structure, the real enigmas started not to be outside. The rain and the thunder were logical now. But the real enigmas became social. All those impulses that we were repressing: cannibalism, murder, these things needed an explanation. The sex drive, the need to hunt, the need to kill, these things then became personified in monsters. Werewolves, vampires, ogres, this and that. I feel that monsters are here in our world to help us understand it. They are an essential part of a fable.” 


― Guillermo del Toro

☽  ☽  ☽  ☽  ☽    We are all monsters   ☽  ☽  ☽  ☽  ☽

 

Art prints are already available on Etsy 
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