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Illustration Process

Ernestine’s big pic dump!

If you’re following our Facebook page, you may already know that Federico and I are working on a children’s book pitch for a story we’ve written together and plan to illustrate in collaboration as well. Here are some of the sketches and tests we’ve been doing for it + a Halloween illo in pastels featuring Ernestine, our main character, squirrel and book lover. We hope you enjoy them!

Si están siguiendo nuestra página de Facebook, quizás sepan ya que Fede y yo estamos trabajando juntos en un proyecto personal de álbum ilustrado para una historia que también escribimos entre los dos. Acá les van algunos de los bocetos y la pruebas que venimos haciendo para el mismo + una ilus de Halloween/Otoño con Ernestine, nuestra protagonista, ardilla y amante de los libros. Esperamos que les gusten!

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News

And the winner is…

First I would like to thank you all for taking part on this little experiment!!! It was a lot of fun and I really appreciate each like, retweet, and comment on this thing.

Now, time for the big reveal! Here are the seven winners of the squirrel lino prints:

1- Kev (@___Torahn)
2- Romain Mennetrier (@Brutalmoineau)
3- Jeremy (@mightyrobot)
4- 3d_glasses
5- SmithyWerben ManJensen
6- Chelsea Suarez
7- Kasey Gifford

If you’re one of the winners, I will try to contact you in the next few days to get your shipping info, or if you want to make my life easier; email it to me to hi(at)victoriamaderna.com and I will probably sent all of these out in a couple of weeks or so, when I come back from the land of the dead(lines).
And again, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! 😀

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News

Giveaway!

Hey all! Me and Fed have been doing some attempts at lino printing (ghetto style), cause we would love to offer prints somewhat like these for sale in limited editions in the future. The two top images are the results of this first attempt, and seven lucky people will be getting one! You can see a bit of the initial (failed) experiments at the bottom (don’t worry, you won’t be getting one of those!)

Now, on to the giveaway:You have time to enter until Sunday, I’ll announce the winners on Monday.
To enter you can either:
– Comment on this post
– Retweet my giveaway tweet
– “Like” me on Facebook
– “Like” this post on Google Reader (not as Anonymous)

About the prints: they’re small, around 14cm x 14cm linocut prints (around 5.5 x 5.5 inches), printed on Rives BFK paper, signed and dated (not on the photos, sorry).

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Creatures Illustration Toys

Pigs & Squirrels

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Squirrels are among my favorite animals for sure, they’re cute, and agile, and so fun to observe! So I made this little pic out of pure squirrel love (once again, Illustrator + Photoshop).

Pigs are also high up on my list, as you may have concluded from the name of the blog, and they deserved some love as well, so I made this plush pig called Piggory here. I’m really happy about the pattern I developed for this one, I think the shape came out really nice. I’m also proud of its curly tail!

Las ardillas están entre mis animales favoritos: son tiernas, ágiles, y entretenidísimas de observar! Así que la primera ilus está hecha de puro amor ardillil (una vez más, Illustrator + Photoshop).

Los chanchitos (o cerditos, para los que no hablan argentino) también me encantan, como pueden haber deducido por el nombre de este blog, y también merecían una dosis de cariño, por lo que hice este peluche cerdil que bauticé como Piggory. Estoy particularmente contenta con el molde que hice para él, creo que la forma resultante quedó muy interesante, y también con su colita enrulada.