us a bit about your background -- how did you get into art?
To tell you the truth, I don't think myself as an artist. I’ve drawn
since I can remember, and that led me to study graphic design. Later
both combined to make me an illustrator.
As an illustrator, I
have an important communication background. I always try to illustrate a
piece while having in mind that the people that will look at it have to
clearly understand what I am saying.
us a bit about your design and the story behind it.
Anhellito is a character that had its first version a few years ago, as
two characters that had "common" points that we usually see in bad or
good characters. What I really wanted to say with him is that we all
have a little bit of both inside. What looks bad is not always entirely
like that, and vice versa. That's why his name origin is Angel + Hell =AnHell.
This is my latest, renewed version of him.
inspires your work?
Mostly popular culture, but also everything that is around. Movies, TV
series, and music all fuel my days and eventually give life to my
illustrations. We are an accumulation of the things we like.
What’s your studio/workspace like?
I work in a design studio that I share with two other partners, and at
home. They are clean spaces, and quiet ones. All I need to work, besides
my computer, is coffee and music.
your favorite handmade craft you’ve ever made?
I'm not much of a handmade kind of guy, but I’ve recently gotten
interested in paper toys. I want to look more into it.
Finally, if you were a Crayola color, what color would you be?
You can see
more of Martin's work on his website.