For this collaboration, a group of local artists and illustrators where selected and given a fresh, clean board to intervene. Working with the concept of the quarantine.
To understand, explain, express, and represent what being at home for so many days has meant. It sure hasn’t been an easy thing to do.
During all those months at home, I had a ton of different feelings and thoughts. I tried to keep myself active, working on personal projects, exercising, learning an instrument, and keeping in touch with my loved ones. Just staying calm and safe.
Thinking back to what I felt and did over these past few months has led me to come up with a series of characters. Each one of them doing something different, from feeding their children while working, spending time to catch up on some reading, immerse themselves on a new sound of an instrument, or lay back with their pets.
The first step before starting any piece, is to research about the concept you would like to explain. I start by writing down, everything that comes to my mind, then, I look for information or even look at previous work from myself, or people I admire.
When I have some ideas on my mind, I start drawing, fast and rough sketches, just to see which is the best way to represent the concept on the final product.
For this particular project, since I had to work on a skateboard, I used transparent paper to get an idea of the color palette and composition for this particular canvas.
After deciding on the sketch and color palette, I drew directly onto the board. Then, I started painting the first, second, and third layer with acrylic.
Little by little the characters started to come to life, thanks to a choice of bright colors and textures given to them with acrylic paint and crayons.