CRYSTAL BETH - PUSH THRU

ENG. For me, creating art for music albums is one of the most beautiful and inspiring things to do as an illustrator. It is a very fulfilling work that awakens creativity and gives the opportunity to listen to music from another perspective, paying attention to every single sound, trying to create some kind of bond.

This time I made the art for Crystal Beth’s first solo album named Push Thru. She’s a very talented musician and sensory artist from Seattle. It was great working with such a talented, hard worker, kind person.

“World music from an imaginary planet” (Seattle Times)
“A supremely versatile and virtuosic maverick” (The Stranger)
“One of the most fearless and innovative musicians in the city…” (Earshot Jazz).

You can get the album in bandcamp.

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ESP. Para mí, crear arte para discos es una de las cosas más hermosas e inspiradoras que puedo hacer como ilustradora. Es un trabajo que me llena de satisfacción, despierta mi creatividad y me brinda la oportunidad de escuchar música desde una perspectiva distinta, atenta a cada sonido e intentando crear algún tipo de lazo.

Esta vez hice el arte para el primer album solista de Crystal Beth, una música y artista sensorial súper talentosa de Seattle. Trabajar con una persona tan talentosa, trabajadora y amable, fue increíble.

"Música mundial de un planeta imaginario" (Seattle Times)
"Una rebelde supremamente versátil y virtuosa" (The Stranger)
“Una de las músicas más valientes e innovadores de la ciudad…” (Earshot Jazz).

El álbum se puede conseguir en bandcamp.

These are the first sketches I made for Crystal Beth’s album.
Primeros bocetos para el arte del disco.

Final sketch and final ink artwork.
Boceto final y trabajo final en tinta.

The final artwork had to be colorful and show a lot of strength.
El trabajo final debía ser muy colorido y mostrar mucha fuerza.

Soultik Poster

ESNG. Next month, Soultik will present their album ¿Qué Dice tu Corazón? in Centro Cultural de España in México city and I am very glad I had the chance to be a tiny part of this beautiful project. Here’s the artwork I made for their presentation poster and soon I’ll be posting the artwork of the whole album. Looking forward to the album release.

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ESP. El próximo 20 de Julio, Soultik presenta su disco ¿Qué Dice tu Corazón? en el Centro Cultural España en México y me emociona mucho haber sido parte de este proyecto. Este es el cartel que ilustré para ellos; pronto estaré publicando el arte completo del disco y esperando con mucha alegría a que salga su disco.

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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