IF: Packed

80 comments:

Denise Gallagher said...

I absolutely love this guy and his "pearl babies"!
I look forward to your work every week!

And thanks for your kind comment..
sorry I'm late in thanking you!

Denise

Ron Leishman said...

You're a genius with textures and found objects. I'm in awe as always.

Crayonmonster said...

Love it!! Nice take on the word!
-CM
http://crayonmonsteretsy.blogspot.com/

krisztina maros said...

oh, those beautiful browns! really nice piece - with lovely guys :)

ArtSparker said...

Lovely textures & composition

Flying Colors said...

Wow! This is one well packed Oyster with so many precious pearls.

And pre-drilled ones! Sweet :)

Emily said...

hihi... I can’t say why but this made me giggle so much! Fun illo Juan!

Diana Evans said...

oh what a cool concept Juan!!! I love it and wish I would find a few oysters like that...lol

thanks for sharing!!! and have a great weekend....

Debbie Egizio said...

Your work is always so innovative!! Very cool piece!

johanna said...

brilliant, as always! :-)

Dot said...

oooh, what a fabulous idea! love the texture and soft coloration.

dot

Roberta said...

A pack of pearls...Just right for stringing!

Wow your work is great Juan!

Shiva said...

Its so cute. I love the little guys so much :)

Sabbio said...

I'm absolutely fond of this one! ^^

JuanolO said...

Muuuuuuuuuuuuuy buenos,
para variar.
Un saludo.

Random York said...

Superb Juan Carlos!

Bee said...

Love the simplicity of this one and those pearls are wornderful characters :)

Heidi Younger Illustration said...

What an excellent solution! very cool!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Juan, just brilliant! Simply brilliant! This makes me as happy as a clam. Love it!!!

yoon see said...

Fun illo...love the cute pearls:)

ms. froggie said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!! this is brilliant...lookit the little pearl babies! and why are they freaking out? are there jewelers nearby?

ohhhh man. your brain. your brain. just humbling what and how you come up with ideas.

Cathy said...

Genius stuff - love it!

Alina Chau said...

Coolio illo!

in with the misfits said...

Fabulous! Aw, the little guys are sooo cute!

:)

PotatoMamma said...

Eerie!! very neat how you made the pearls glow like that. The illustration looks as if it's real but in a dream - pretty neat!

Astrid

Kris-Tea said...

Genial! Interesantes texturas...y todo con armonia de color.. Me encanta! :) Buen trabajo

joseph's art and stuff said...

once again, you are the master!

Asja said...

brilliant idea for this week's word.
i love everything about this illustration, especially nice grungy texture you used.

dani torrent said...

Realmente tienes una imaginación desbordante y un estilo inconfundible. Otra imagen excelente, como va siendo costumbre.

Susan Robinson said...

I love the pearls. Your work is amazing!!

Gai said...

ace!! so very clever.

Honor Bowden said...

Awesome - these guys could just about come to life on the screen!

Tropical Chainis said...

cha Juan, de veras q no se como le haces para crear estos conceptos con este estilo tan tuyo! Espectacular! Me encantan tus ilustraciones!!!

PD: Gracias x tus comentarios! ;0)

Kat Hannah said...

Oh! Your works are exquisite. Such imagination and execution. And, this one is so adorable. Bravo.

studio lolo said...

i really like the way you think! Excellent concept!

Heather said...

That is really cool!

NANCY LEFKO said...

I love the little faces on the pearls !!!!

Peter Breese said...

One of the my favorites so far Juan! Great stuff buddy.

Jerry's Art Studio said...

Great style! Love the textures.

Amy C said...

this is awesome your style is amazing.
Thanks for visiting me!

Mariana said...

Ah no no no!me encanto tu blog! que bueno lo que veo,todooo!
ya te agrego a mis links,gracias por firmarme el blog! Saludos

Brine Blank said...

I really like the texture to this...when you do your characters do you do any type of thumbnails or drawing work? Do you keep a sketchbook with any type of traditional rendering???

Chris Leavens said...

Always, always, always terrific work, Juan. Great shading and expressions. The little pearls are hilarious.

mazsu said...

sooo cute and lovely and beautiful piece!! :o)

SENTA said...

Your work takes my breath away every time, there is something so special about your style! I LOVE this one!!

klimtbalan said...

Qué dulce escena de la mamá y los hijitos redondines!!
Muy chulo...
Tu amigo ya está conmigo...
Por cierto, prefieres que te enlace como ilustrador infantil??

Ursula Shaw said...

Wow! Amazing illustration. Love your work!

Tomás Serrano said...

Juan, leí tu entrevista y no puedo creerte cuando dices que ¡¡¡no sabes dibujar!!!
Esta fenomenal. Muy buena la ilustración amarilla.

Jo1day said...

I LOVE your clam and pearls idea. So original, and the textures are just great.

Sandra Partington said...

Very nice! Love the expressions on the pearls' faces, they made me smile.

SCOTT BURROUGHS said...

Great work the last couple weeks! Your technique is soooo awesome! Thanks for your comments.

shishir naik said...

Just brilliant work!

Jerry Hish said...

Your work is inspiring...Love the textures. I look forward to more of your designs.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness, Juan. I swear, you could just take a picture of a toothpick and it would be an instant masterpiece! This is so fantastic, and I love the little pearl faces.

Nicky Linzey said...

Fantastic idea - beautifully done!

The Green Telephone said...

I really like the "worn" texture of this! Cute pearls, too.

mac said...

Me ha sorprendido mucho encontrarte. La variedad de técnicas es asombroso, muy imaginativo y creativo!

Laurent Lavaill said...

Tes illustrations sont des Perles (double sens, ici ;)) Photoshop ne doit avoir aucun secret pour toi!

Laurent

Michael O'Connell said...

my goodness jaun… your work is exceptional… a fantastic blend of so many things… concepts… imagination…

thanks for the visit and the kind words…

Shugar said...

amazing pack of pearls!:) looking great! thanks for visiting!;)

kathy hare said...

A lovely idea..

Daisy Edwards said...

GREAT STUFF!! I love your unique style and the amazing feeling in each of your pieces...they're all so full of life!

Shannon Melville said...

brilliant illustration once again, you always have quality work every week, do you do much preliminary sketches or do you just go straight to your final piece? Love the earthy tones and textures too.

Dada's place said...

Another great illo! I absolutely adore the texture! Brilliant colours!

Bobo said...

Precious!

Pirusca said...

Oh, me encantan tus criaturas, enhorabuena por tu trabajo!

Juan said...

Brine, Shannon: I work in the final piece, in layers of a photoshop document. I dont make preliminary sketches.

Muchas gracias Tomás! Pero es la verdad, no se dibujar... si supiese, no haría estas porquerías ;)

Klimtbalan: muchas gracias por el banner en tu portal!! podés ubicarlo donde gustes.

Thank you everyone for your kind words!
Muchas gracias a todos por sus comentarios!

FRANK M HANSEN said...

Great concept and another great illo as well. Don't know how you keep on doing this great work, but some how you do. Incredible.

Flying Colors said...

Queridos Juan y Joaquin,
Les tengo un par de premios de "amistad" en mi pagina web, ya que ustedes son uno de mis favoritos :)

Muchos abrazos y cariños, Lisa

david morris said...

what a great discovery. I really like the use of texture and I like your colour palette.

Joanie said...

Those little pearls are so cute! This piece has wonderful texture. Very nice work.

Alessandro said...

Excelent idea! and amazing image of course.

michael mikolon said...

They look like little pearly ghosts.
Great work.

yoon see said...

Hi Juan,
Thanks for your encouraging words.
Pls. accept "I love your blog" awards from me.

sketched out said...

Packed with pearls, not a bad gig, eh?

Love the way you worked your usual illo virtuosity in to such an adorably whimsical and expressive piece. But, hey, you always do!

erin said...

a real pearl of an illo! ha, ha

SÉARLAIT said...

I would really like to get one very special seashell like this
for my collection : )

Searlait

lisa mertins said...

hi juan, thank you for commenting on the life illustrated blog. this piece is so fun and silly, perfect!

Raluca C said...

I would like to have thouse little pearls and I like the brown tones of composition!!Absolutely fantastic!

Tash said...

Mi cunada me dijo que debo mirar to ostra aca porque my blog se llama oysterblogger.blogspot.com
No se si ella sabia lo que queria decir
"mas porquerias"
Cuidate
Che!