Joaquin is a freelance illustrator in Spain, where he lives nowadays. Member of the APIM (Madrid Association of Professional Illustrators) and AEDA (Spanish Association of Watercolorists), his work has two different, though complimentary, aspects:
Fresh, clean and colourful illustrations produced in Adobe Illustrator after pencil sketches. Focused in fashion, editorial and educational areas. He has published several illustrated books for kids (9-12 years) too.
More realistic illustrations with a solid base of pencil drawing and an "unfinished" touch of color to highlight some parts of the composition. One of his watercolor specialities are the Travel Diaries, watercolor sketches mixed with comments, stamps, stickers, tickets... that make a collage of various destinations around the world. You can take a deeper look at http://www.travelwatercolor.com/Diaries.html
Art studies at the "Cadiz Bellas Artes" School
Graphic arts studies in the TAI (Taller de Artes Imaginarias) of Madrid
I work daily with several international customers via internet. Here is my work method:
1.- The client sends a briefing
2.- I work on it and in about 2 days send a pencil sketch in JPEG
3.- Here comes the ammends, comments... till I get the final OK
4.- I work on the sketch to clean it up and color it, usually in Illustrator. About 3 days.
5.- I send the final EPS / Tiff / Jpeg to the client.
6.- The client pays via money transfer or PayPal
2002 & 2004. First Prize in the International Travel Diaries Contest by Ambar.
2005 & 2006. Exhibitions at Supermercart. Madrid
2007. Exhibition in Altaïr Gallery in Barcelona
2005, 2008 & 2009. Exhibition at the Biennal du Carnet de Voyage de Clermont-Ferrand. France