Editorial for Sunday Telegraph's Seven Magazine by Blanca Gómez

Editorial for Sunday Telegraph's Seven Magazine by Blanca Gómez

F&T: Name something you love, and why?

Books, because they make great company.

F&T: One staple thing in your workspace?

Cup(s) of coffee.

F&T: What themes do you pursue?

I'm not good with narration, but I try to tell stories through very simple illustrations. Most of the time they evolve into vignettes about little, lonely but happy human beings.

Editorial for Monocle Magazine, by Blanca Gómez

Editorial for Monocle Magazine, by Blanca Gómez

Holiday editorial for Coach, Inc. site, by Blanca Gómez

Holiday editorial for Coach, Inc. site, by Blanca Gómez

F&T: Any memorable responses you have had to your work?

There's one especially, from a great Spanish designer and illustrator. He first  sent me an email, then some gifts with a postcard that I should read from time to time.

F&T: A real-life situation that has inspired you?

Lots of them, everything stays stored in my head. Many of my illustrations come from the nostalgia of places I have been to.

F&T: Favourite motivational phrase?

I hate motivational phrases :) but I have a favorite one from Samuel Beckett: "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."  

F&T: Last thing you doodled?

A little man right now. Also, I'm starting sketching for a new children's book. Phew! 

F&T: Where do you see illustration going, in the future?

I really have no idea, but it seems to me that it is occupying more space and more weight in our society. 

F&T: Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style?

Work and play, try and fail ;)

F&T: Whose work do you admire, past or present?

There are so many good people, and the list keeps growing …for example, yesterday I bought "Homes" by Carson Ellis, and I cannot believe how beautiful it is.

Valentines illustrations for Tiffany & Co. by Blanca Gómez

Valentines illustrations for Tiffany & Co. by Blanca Gómez

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