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A collection of my latest illustrations. Colorful drawn worlds full of humor and mischievous characters. I invite you to be part of my playful and imaginative universe.
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1. Lilla Roger Global Talent Search

Global Talent Search


Weird and long last 2 months. I´m participating at the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search. Great opportunity to win representation with the Lilla Rogers Studio, but also a great occasion to showcase my illustrating skills and to get a “real life” brief from a major company in another country.

The first assignment was for Paperchase, the product: a journal cover in any medium or style; the theme: Old-fashioned playground. What a fun a theme, right?.

I really want to continue to the second round, because, of all the submissions the Lilla Rogers Studio will only pick 50. So I will keep my fingers crossed, there are a lot of wonderful entries.

So here´s my submission. I wish I had time to tell you about my process or research, but time is scarce and I have to continue with other projects that need my immediate attention.

Playground Dreams


playground dreams








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2. Abducció(n) Tropical

Poster Abduccion Tropical

For the last 2 months I´ve been part of an editorial workshop called: Abducció(n) Tropical.

This friday (July 26) we are going to showcase the outcome of the workshop: 4 different editorial projects; an artist book, a graphic novel (the first chapter), a gallery-bar fanzine and an illustration book. All of them will be for sale, so its a great opportunity to see and buy independent publications.

A Diario is my editorial project: a small pocket sized book where you can see a few of my illustrations based on my love of every day objects and traditional (in Antioquia) tiled patterned floors.

If you are in Medellín  I would love to see you at La Miscelanea (Cra. 35 # 7-86), El Poblado, Medellín, around 6:00 pm.



Los últimos 2 meses he sido parte del taller editorial Abducció(n) Tropical.

Este viernes (26 de Julio) vamos a tener una muestra de los resultados del taller: 4 proyectos editoriales; un libro de artista, una novela gráfica (el primer capítulo), un fanzine dedicado a los bares-galerias y un libro de ilustración. Todos ellos estarán a la venta, va a ser una gran oportunidad para ver y comprar publicaciones independientes.

A Diario es mi proyecto editorial: un libro de tamaño bolsillo, donde se pueden ver algunas de mis ilustraciones basadas en mi amor por los objetos de todos los días y las baldosas para pisos tradicionales en Antioquia.

Si estás en Medellín me encantaría verte en La Miscelanea (Cra. 35 # 7-86), El Poblado, Medellín, a las 6:00 pm.













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3. .: Criaturas .::. Creatures :.

Este bichito nació de un ejercicio que estoy haciendo. Dibujé todas la letras del alfabeto y a partir de sus formas básicas ilustré personajes. Este es el primero y está basado en la letra A. Eventualmente tendré una familia completa de bichitos raros.

This creature was born from an exercise that I´m doing. I drew all the letters in the alphabet and from their basic forms illustrated characters. This one is the first and it´s based on the letter A. Eventually I´ll have a complete family of weird creatures.

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4. .: Lemur

This is a drawing for a project I´ve been working on.

Este es un dibujo para un proyecto en el que he estado trabajando.

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5. :. Mundos Desconocidos .::. Unknown Worlds .:

Mushroom World


Mi Blog ha estado olvidado, pero ha empezado un nuevo año (hace rato, ya lo sé) y espero actualizarlo, al menos una vez a la semana. Han pasado muchas cosas que me han mantenido desconectada, entre ellas: construir una casa, ahora estoy viviendo en el campo, lejos de la ciudad, hay mucho verde a mi alrededor y estoy acompañada por mis perros, gatos y mi novio. En resumen ha sido un cambio maravilloso, pero hemos trabajado mucho en la casa y no he tenido mucho tiempo de concentrarme en mis proyectos personales.

Esta ilustración es del año pasado de Noviembre, pero no la había publicado. Fue hecha para una convocatoria de la página 27pm.net, que es un proyecto colectivo de ilustradores, para su exposición “Mundos desconocidos”. Las fotografías son de Natalia Uribe, gracias Naty.


My Blog has being kind of forgotten, but a new year has begun (long time ago, I know) and I hope to update it at least once a week. Lots of things have happen that have kept me away, like: building a house, I now live in the country, far from the city, there is a lot of green around me and I am accompanied by my dogs, cats and my boyfriend. Briefly its been a wonderful change, but we have been working a lot on the house, and I haven´t had much time to concentrate on my personal projects.

This is an illustration I did last year on November, but I hadn´t publish it. It was made for a web page called 27pm.net, that is a project of a collective of illustrators, for it exhibit “Mundos desconocidos” (Unknown Worlds). The photograph is from Natalia Uribe, thanks Naty.

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6. Monstrous Banana Cookies .:. They Draw & Cook


Its been so looong, but lost of things have been happening, good things. But now things are back to normal, almost normal. This is my latest illustration for They Draw & Cook, for the cooking 4 kids contest. Hope you enjoy it and you should really try this one, its delicious.

Ha pasado mucho tiempo, pero muchas cosas han estado pasando, cosas buenas. Pero ahora las cosas están un poquito mas normales. Esta es mi última ilustración para They Draw & Cook para el concurso de cocinando para niños. Ojalá les guste y deberían intentar esta, es deliciosa.

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7. :: Elephant Fable :: Fábula de Elefante ::

It´s been a while, to much to do. But here is an illustration I did for a magazine, although it did get picked I really like it. It was based on an Indian fable of an elephant and some mice that help him escape from his captors.

Ha pasado un tiempo, muchas cosas por hacer. Pero acá va una ilustración que hice para una revista, aunque finalmente no fue escogida, me gusta mucho. Está basada en una fábula de un elefante y unos ratones que le ayudan a escapar de sus captores.

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8. .: Tigerprint Runner Up:.

I´m very happy. This design was selected as a runner up in the Tigerprint competition: Contemporary Flowers. We had to work with a specific color palette and flowers for card design for women, and as the title of the competition says it needed to have a contemporary feel. Here are my other two submissions.

Estoy muy feliz. El diseño de arriba fue escogido como finalista en el concurso de Tigerprint: Flores Contemporaneas. Teníamos que trabajar con una paleta de color específica y flores para una tarjeta para mujeres y como el nombre de la competencia lo dice debián tener un look contemporaneo. Aca están mis otros dos diseños.

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9. .: Sushi Party .. Fiesta Sushi :.

We had a sushi party to celebrate the ending of 2010, and here is the invitation. Have a very happy 2011!!

Tuvimos una fiesta de sushi para celebrar el final del 2010, esta es la invitación. Que tengan un feliz 2011!!

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10. :: Feliz Navidad :: Happy Holidays ::

Feliz Navidad para todos y que el 2011 esté lleno de cosas buenas y felices.

Happy holidays to everyone and that 2011 is full of good stuff and happiness.

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11. :: Navidad ::

Un repite para celebrar la navidad. Felices fiestas para todos!

A pattern to celebrate Christmas. Happy holidays everyone!

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12. .: Bacánika :.

This is an illustration commissioned for the magazine Bacánika, a Colombian publication for young people. My illustration was featured in the 42th edition, in the test section, that was about how much people know about colombian newspapers.

Here´s a little bit a of my process.

First I sketch on paper (here´s only the final sketch), I scan it and then use it as a reference in Painter to create the line work, which has the feel of a very clean linocut, but still has little imperfections. I create textures from found objects, others I create by drawing with ink or acrylics or anything I have around in different textured papers, then I play around with them in Photoshop and convert them to black and white images. Then, in Illustrator, I color it and play with the different textures I created.


Esta es una ilustración para la revista Bacánika, una publicación Colombiana para jovenes. Mi ilustración salió en la edición 42, en la sección de test, que era de cuanto saben las personas de los periodicos colombianos.

Un poquito de mi proceso: Primero boceteo en papel (aca sólo tengo el boceto final), lo escaneo y lo uso como referecia en Painter para crear las lineas, que tienen un estilo parecido a un grabado en linoleo muy limpio, pero con algunas imperefeciones. Creo texturas de objetos encontrados, otras las creo dibujando con tinta o acrilicos o lo que haya por ahí, en papeles con diferentes texturas. Despues, en Illustrator lo coloreo y juego con las texturas que creé.

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13. They Draw and Cook :: Iced Coffee

This is my latest submission for “They Draw and Cook“, a wonderful blog that unites two of my greatest loves: food and drawing, and its getting bigger and better everyday; If you haven´t been there yet, you should go, right away!

Esta es mi última entrega para “They Draw and Cook“, un bolg maravilloso que une dos de mis mas grandes amores: comida e illustración, cada vez está mejor y mas grande; si no han ido todavía, deberían hacerlo, ahora mismo!

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14. illustration Friday :: Transportation

This is an illustration I did for my portfolio, and it fits perfectly to this week´s topic. Also the last few days have been so hot, I woudn´t mind going to the beach.

Esta ilustración la hice para miportafolio y encaja perfectamente con el tema de esta semana. Además los ultimos dias han sido tan calurosos, que no me chocaría ir a la playa.

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15. .: Illustration Friday :: Beneath :.

Scary things go on beneath beds, I´ve always been afraid to look, but its October and its the month to draw monsters and weird creatures, I really like this month. So, this is my submission, monsters beneath a bed, I just hope its not mine.

Cosas miedosas ocurren debajo de las camas, siempre me ha dado miedo mirar, pero es Octubre y este es el mes para dibujar monstruos y criaturas raras, me encanta este mes. Esta es mi  ilustracion, monstruos debajo de la cama, solo espero que no sea la mia.

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16. .: New Patterns on my site :.

I added a page (I Love Patterns) to my site with these new patterns, you can click on each thumbnail to see them bigger. The patterns are based on some portfolio pieces, I had a great time designing them, hope you like them.

Añadí una pagina (I Love Patterns) a mi sitio con estos nuevos repites, pueden hacer click en cada imagen para verla mas grande. Los repites están basados en piezas de mi portafolio, disfruté mucho diseñandolos, espero que les gusten.

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17. .: My New Site :.

Its been a while since I last posted here, and the reason is: I have a new web site, that includes my new blog. You will find my Portfolio, new postings and pretty soon little gifts. So go visit and bookmark it, I will continue to upload all my new stuff there. Thanks for visiting. And visit happychinchilla.net.

Hace rato que no subo nada acá, y la razón es: tengo un nevo sitio, donde está mi nuevo blog. Pueden encontrar mi portafolio, nevas entradas y muy pronto regalitos. Vayan, visiten y guarden la pagina, seguiré subiendo todas mis cosillas alla. Gracias por visitarme. Y vayan a happychinchilla.net.

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18. Illustration Friday .:. Cocoon

I feel inside a cocoon when walking around with my ipod. I have to be extra careful, when crossing streets.

Me siento dentro de un capullo cuando camino con mi ipod. Tengo que ser super cuidadosa, cuando cruzo calles.

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19. … Illustrated Recipe …

This illustration was just accepted to a wonderful blog called They Draw & Cook,  it has two of my favorite things: illustration and food. This recipe is a re-interpretation of pasta puttanesca, but easier, where boiling the water is the hardest part. Visit, enjoy and contribute, it has great works in very different styles and tasty recipes. Hmm I´m hungry now.

Esta ilustración fue aceptada para un blog maravillos que se llama They Draw & Cook, tiene dos de mis cosas favoritas: ilustraciones y comida. Esta receta es una reinterpretacion de una pasta puttanesca, pero mucho mas facil, donde hervir el agua es lo mas dificil. Visitenlo, disfrutenlo y contribuyan, tiene trabajos buenisimos en diferentes estilos y recetas muy sabrosas. Hmm me dio hambre.

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20. Illustration Friday . Rescue

This is Guadalupe A.K.A: Guada, Lupe, Lupi, Loopy Loop, Guada-Loopy-Loop. She is my housemate´s kitty, Lupi was rescued from an office building parking lot, where she lived under cars. She was really skinny and malnourished. After a month with us she was a happy kittie, but… something was wrong, we took her to the vet and longer story short, the vet rescue her from dying. Two months go by and… THIS sunday, she got spooked by a big male cat and  climbed up a tree, she couldn´t get down, we called the fire department and they rescued her, after 3 hours! she´s at the vet right now and will get some stitches in the palate. 
This week´s topic was… exhausting.

Esta es Guadalupe también conocida como: Guada, Lupe, Lupi, Loopy Loop, Guada-Loopy-Loop. Es la gatica de una de mis compañeras de casa, Lupi fue rescatada de un parqueadero de oficinas, donde vivía debajo de carros. Estaba muy flaca y desnutrida. Después de un mes con nosotras era una gatita feliz, pero… algo andaba mal, la llevamos al veterinario y para no volver esta historia mas larga, el veterniario la salvo de una muerte segura. Dos meses despues… ESTE domingo, un gato macho la espantó y se subió a un árbol, no se podía bajar, llamamos a los bomberos y la rescataron, después de 3 horas! en este momento está en el veterinario, donde le van a poner puntos en el paladar.
El tema de esta semana fue… agotador.

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21. Monday Artday … Awake

Is there anything more horrible than a mosquito keeping you awake? You get out of bed and try to catch it, but you can´t see it, so you go back to bed, and this little beast keeps buzzing like he is on a mission, so you try to catch it again and this goes on all night, until you go crazy. I hate mosquitos so much!

Hay algo más horrible que un mosquito manteniendote despierto? Uno sale de la cama, lo trata de atrapar, pero no se ve, entonces te metes a la cama otra vez y esa bestiecilla sigue zumbando como si tuviera una misión, entonces tratas de atraparlo otra vez y esto sigue toda la noche, hasta que te enloqueces. Odio los mosquitos!

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22. ·· Cats Pattern ··

Here is a pattern I did a while ago, I´ve been a little busy this past week, but I needed to post something. Happy week.

Aca está un repite que hice hace algun tiempo, he estado un poquito ocupada esta semana, pero necesitaba subir algo. Feliz semana.

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23. .·. More Kitties .·.
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I finished this pattern yesterday, although it was just sitting in my hard drive collecting dust for some time now. Guess after loopy´s adventure I have a need to draw cats.

Terminé este repite ayer, aunque llevaba un buen tiempo sentado en mi disco duro recogiendo polvo. Creo que después de la aventura de Loopy tengo la necesidad de dibujar gatos.

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24. :: Illustration Friday :: Linked ::
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These days we are linked to the whole world through our gadgets. But how linked are we to the world? Happy week.

Estos dias estamos enlazados al mundo através de nuestros aparatitos. pero que tan enlazados estamos con el mundo. Feliz semana.

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25. Illustratio Friday .:. Detective
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Bad detective

A little late this week, lots of things happening, learning Dreaweaver, working on my portfolio and participating in the Zero2Illo 12 week challenge. But here it is: a really bad detective.

Un poquito tarde esta semana, ando en muchas cosas, aprendiendo dreamweaver, trabajando en mi portafolio y participando en el desafío de 12 semanas en Zero2Illo . Pero aca está: un detective my malo.

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