Hello I’m Lele, originally from northwest Spain and currently based in the UK.
Before studying the MA in Children’s Book Illustration I was a successful but unsatisfied advertising art director. Now, I consider myself a joyous author, illustrator and character designer.
I’m fascinated with developing characters and creating their worlds. Graphic design, printmaking, sculpture and observational drawing inform my visual language. But my personal life and everyday experiences feed my narratives.
I like to play with my creatures until they are ready for a story. During this process I might use different mediums and materials. I have also learnt not be too precious with their existences; nothing is set in stone! Their lives keep evolving through sketching them over and over. My characters are actually the ones who decide their paths, not me ;)