Tuesday, April 15, 2008

A fountain of chocolate and a magic crock pot

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©The Seattle Times
For this illustration I first came up with the "magic crock pot" idea, but I tabled it in favor of the fountain of chocolate, which is mentioned at the top of the story. At the last minute an editor asked if I could produce another piece of art to run on the inside page where the story continued. So I got to work on the crock pot and did the ink, by hand, and color, in Photoshop, in 90 minutes, holding my breath the entire time (wink, wink!) As far as what the author says in the article about eating healthy food, I couldn't agree more with her, not that I follow a 'real food' diet as much as I should —blame the fast-paced American lifestyle for my frozen meals eating habit.
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Para esta ilustración primero se me ocurrió la idea de la "olla mágica" pero la descarté y decidí hacer la fuente de chocolate que la escritora menciona al principio del artículo. Pero en el último momento uno de los editores pidió si podía hacer algo para poner con el artículo en la página interior. Me puse manos a la obra con la idea de la olla, tracé el dibujo a mano y le puse los colores en Photoshop en una hora y media, sin parar ni para respirar! En cuanto al contenido del artículo sobre llevar una dieta de productos naturales, no procesados, estoy totalmente de acuerdo con la autora. Y no es que yo sea un ejemplo —le echaremos la culpa de mi costumbre de comer platillos precocinados al ajetreado ritmo de vida americano.

3 comments:

  1. Wonderful work, as I have come to expect from my favorite illustrator. thanks for including the original sketches, Gabi, it's fun to see the process.

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  2. Hi,
    I really like your work. I read your blog every day with my morning coffee, thanks for posting regularly!

    I like seeing both sketches and completed illustrations. It’s so cool to see the work process. The Seattle / street sketches are also awesome! Keep up the high standard.

    Regards, Thura

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  3. i do try to be pretty consistent posting every day. i suppose it's part of some obsessive-compulsive behavior gene ;)

    knowing that you look at the posts, with coffee even, really makes it all worth it. thanks!

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