Scientific illustration workshop

During Easter (2017) I joined the scientific illustration workshop organized by Illustraciencia in the Natural Sciences Museum of Madrid.

We had one week of theory and practice with Clara Cerviño, the teacher, and Miquel Baidal, the founder of Illustraciencia. Check out Clara’s website (she is very talented!) and Illustraciencia website as well.

We addressed the process of drawing a scientific illustration, which are the best practices at each step, and how to choose the right technique for each commission.



Defending the wolves

Wolves around the world have been for centuries hunted and their habitats invaded by human activities. The bad reputation wolves have, led to a deep misunderstanding of this species. However, far from any evil, wolves have an important role for the ecosystem. Check out this article and video about Yellowstone wolves.

Nowadays many of their natural habitats are confined and only few are protected. Many associations around the world are devoted to arise the awareness of the importance of the wolves. Here I want to mention two: one in the USA, the Wolf Conservation Center, and the other one in Spain, my home country, Lobo Marley.

Below there is the drawing of a black wolf (private commission). I chose a cartoonish or tale style for this black beauty.

A4, ink and watercolour.

Botanical illustration workshop

Last weekend (in April 2017) was all about learning plant textures with Isik Guner in a two-day workshop held in the Historical Botanical Garden in Barcelona.

If you don’t know Isik yet, please check out her website here. Her skills are stunning!

Learning the craft of the trade at such a refined level needs a hefty amount of hours. Fortunately, the learning process is part of the fun.


The Earth

This imaginative version of the Earth is now hanging in a small business called Terra.

A4 – ink, watercolours and pencils. The signs on the right side are the symbols of the four elements according to alchemy (top to bottom: fire, earth, air, and water)