Titania

'Titania' by Cristina Alonso
‘Titania’

“What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?” A Midsummer Night’s Dream. William Shakespeare.

I am happy to publish what will probably be my last personal illustration of the year. 2017 has been full of professional projects that have fascinated me, but at the same time they have left me little free time to create more personal pieces. ‘Titania’ is one of the few that I have been able to make in these months, and I have a special love for her.

 

'Titania' by Cristina Alonso
‘Titania’ WIP
Cristina Alonso x The Dairy: 'Titania' Case
Cristina Alonso x The Dairy: ‘Titania’ Case

This babe can also be found as exclusive print at my Boutique (www.shop.cristinalonso.com) and as a phone case produced by The Dairy.  If you want to give a new Fairy Queen vibe to your life, do not let her go!

We’re also running a giveaway of an Iphone/Samsung case of your choose on Instagram. Just click on the image bellow to have the chance to get one of these beauties! Good luck! ;)

Cristina Alonso x The Dairy: 'Titania' Case
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Illustration for Makemeglow

'Make me Glow' by Cristina Alonso
Socialmakeup is now Make me Glow! Thanks Beatriz Zaragoza for letting me be part of this new stage and give to you a new branding image with this exclusive illustration for your channels, website, business cards and stationery items!

Do not forget to visit this amazing make-up artist on her website, Youtube channel and Instagram.

'Make me Glow' by Cristina Alonso
'Make me Glow' by Cristina Alonso

'Make me Glow' by Cristina Alonso

We doubted about a red lipstick, but at the end we chose a Rebel tone, to harmonize the mint hues, characteristic of Makemeglow’s brand.

'Make me Glow' by Cristina Alonso
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Illustrations for J’dez Beauty (I)

I think that seeing my drawings is enough to conclude that I am a beauty lover (beauty addict would be more accurate). I have always loved perfume ads, cosmetics in general and lipsticks in particular.

So, when Jackie Hernandez’s brand, J’dez Beauty (made in USA) got in touch with me a few months ago, I couldn’t be happier. They wanted me to develop the ideas and illustrate the packaging of their first line of liquid matte lipsticks, and yeah, there is nothing better that working on projects that you are passionate about.

The project not only required an illustration able to link the four sides of the boxes with a single design, but also show very well the personality of each lipstick.

Apple Poison, the first, is an intense rouge like the apple of a fairy tale. Dramatic, a bit dark and sexy. On the opposite, Daydream is an innocent and naïve pink, all fantasy and light.

Pics of enchanted forests and the Snow White’s story filled my mood board for Apple Poison. Sakura flowers in bloom, butterflies and unicorns, the one for Daydream.

 

Although there is much more work behind, I would like to share a small part of the process with you:

After working on my mood boards, this was my first proposal for ‘Apple Poisson’, with a garland of roses with thorns, reflecting that duality between beauty and danger (I always send to my clients this kind of sketches, and yes, they’re are incredibly basic and rough, but they work well for the sketch phase).

'Apple Poisson' Sketches for J'dez Beauty by Cristina Alonso
‘Apple Poisson’ Sketches for J’dez Beauty

Although the client liked the idea, she preferred the theme of the enchanted forest for the background, keeping the main figure, the mirror and the crow.

After some revisions, these were the designs approved:

Sketches for J'dez Beauty by Cristina Alonso
Sketches for J’dez Beauty. L. Apple Poisson. R. Daydream

During the process there are often changes in color palettes. I created an emerald green forest, in order to contrast the deep dark reds. The client preferred a background in coffee and earth shades.

'Apple Poison' (color variations) by Cristina Alonso
‘Apple Poisson’ color variations.

As you can see, both illustrations are designed to work in the boxes, linking all sides in a continuous design, respecting texts, logos and other elements that would be added later in the design phase.

Illustrated boxes (mockups) for J'dez Beauty by Cristina Alonso
Illustrated boxes (mockups) for J’dez Beauty. L. Apple Poisson. R. Daydream

They are also designed to work well on their own, to be reproduced for advertising and merchandising purposes.

'Apple Poison' by Cristina Alonso
‘Apple Poison’ for J’dez Beauty.
'Daydream' by Cristina Alonso
‘Daydream’ for J’dez Beauty,

Finally the designer worked on the final elements of design: the logo appears in a fancy 3D gold foil, and some elements have a UV varnishing effect.

Final design for J'dez Beauty
Illustrated packaging for J’dez Beauty.

And done! :)

'Apple Poison' & 'Daydream' Lipsticks
‘Apple Poison’ & ‘Daydream’ Lipsticks

I will be able to update with more product photos soon! Meanwhile, you can treat yourself and purchase these two beauties at: www.jdezbeauty.com ;)

Hope you enjoyed the process!! Love Xx.

 

UPDATED JUNE 2017:

Cristina Alonso for J'dez Beauty
‘Apple Poison’ & ‘Daydream’ Lipsticks
Cristina Alonso for J'dez Beauty
‘Apple Poison’ Lipstick
Cristina Alonso for J'dez Beauty
‘Daydream’ Lipstick
Cristina Alonso for J'dez Beauty
‘Apple Poison’ & ‘Daydream’ Lipsticks
Cristina Alonso for J'dez Beauty
‘Apple Poison’ & ‘Daydream’ Lipsticks
Cristina Alonso for J'dez Beauty
‘Apple Poison’ & ‘Daydream’ Lipsticks
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