The Scent of Emotions – Illustrations for Glamour Magazine

 

Along with packaging, editorial illustrations are my favorite. They are always a challenge: tight timings, unusual formats, and often force you to squeeze your mind in search of new and ingenious ideas.

I’m excited to work with magazines, and even more so if they are the ones that I follow month after month. This is the case of Glamour.

When the editor-in-chief contacted me and told me about the article they wanted me to illustrate, I did not hesitate for a second (even I was overwhelmed working in two big projects).

I didn’t have much space to imagine this time; the briefing was very specific: 2 illustrations, a couple of jeweled and fancy hands prepared to hold photographed perfumes and the
bust of a woman with the brain exposed (the reference was the classic anatomical illustration of the s.XIX), with certain flowers and fruits around it evoking various aromas. But it could not be dark or dismal, but sweet, springy and chic… something fresh, casual and pretty.

I think the difficulty of giving a beautiful touch to something that is usually unpleasant was what I liked the most (I never say no to a challenge!).

So, here it is the final art and the published article in Glamour Magazine (Spain, April 2017 issue). Enjoy!

'The Scent of Emotions' by Cristina Alonso for glamour Magazine
‘The Scent of Emotions’
'El aroma de las emociones' Glamour (Abril 2017, Condé Nast) Illustrations by Cristina Alonso
‘El aroma de las emociones’ Glamour (Abril 2017, Condé Nast)
'El aroma de las emociones' Glamour (Abril 2017, Condé Nast) Illustrations by Cristina Alonso
‘El aroma de las emociones’ Glamour (Abril 2017, Condé Nast)
'El aroma de las emociones' Glamour (Abril 2017, Condé Nast) Illustrations by Cristina Alonso
‘El aroma de las emociones’ Glamour (Abril 2017, Condé Nast)
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Interview for La Moda en las Calles

La Moda en las calles (September 2016).

Recently, I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by the Spanish Fashion Magazine La Moda en las calles. A really lovely interview focused on my work process, my lifestyle as illustrator and a lot of fun facts (only in Spanish this time).

Find this issue in newsstands this September (or take a look at the online version, pages 126-127).
Thanks a lot for this amazing double page!

 

La Moda en las calles (September 2016).

 

La Moda en las calles (September 2016).

 

 

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So You Want to Be a Fashion Illustrator? (Tuts+)

Oh My Boy! by Cristina Alonso

So You Want to Be a Fashion Illustrator?

Mary Winkler from Tuts+ has recently interviewed nearly a dozen of illustrators -including me- about our roles and work within the world of fashion illustration. In this article she explores our histories in the way of project experience, what artists need to know to create fashion illustrations, what makes good fashion illustrations, and more!

I receive a lot of emails and questions on social networks from people asking me how to be a Fashion Illustrator. If you’re a bit lost or you are just curious, consider this article a great mini guide to working as a fashion illustrator ;).

 

Love XX.

 

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Marion, La Belle de Nuit

Marion by Cristina Alonso

Illustrated portrait of the stunning Marion Cotillard, one of my favorite actresses of all time. Exploring with bold brush strokes and a bit of turquoise this time.

(But the way… cannot wait for the new Macbeth film to come out in theatres!)

Marion by Cristina Alonso
Marion
Marion by Cristina Alonso
‘Marion’ · WIP (Work In Progress)
Marion by Cristina Alonso (Editorial, Jewels for Chopard)
Jewels for Chopard
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