ICON, El Pais. Delicatessen still life.

Last month one of my illustrations was published in ICON. It was an another still life illustration but now I introduced two people. I was asked to draw a Deli shop with plenty of different product as french cheese, japanese rice, mexican liquor, german sausage, and many more. They ask me to place all of it inside the shop but I propose a different concept: draw them individually and then place them above de Deli shop. 

This is the final art with the layout mixing text and illustration and some lettering of all the product shown in itself.

Here there are some details from the final illustration, it was really interesting to mix different techniques as pencil, ink, watercolor, color pencil and calligraphic dip pen. Everything mixed using a raster graphic editor.

Here there are my originals. I worked as I'm doing lately with an sketchbook, one from Sea White. Paper is not a great deal it doesn't stand too much washes but texture is fine and sometimes it creates unique blossoms. I do not need great papers I'm really flexible. 

Detail from my original rough idea.

 Lettering and original illustration.

More details and previous version for the Deli shop. 

 Yummy detail, probably the product less delicatessen from the still life.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Urumo! It is a great compliment.

  2. Thanks for sharing your process and the beautiful final images!! I love your bright colors and the way you manage to have definition but looseness also!



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