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— Seneca.

I Switched from Photoshop to Illustrator. Part 2: A New Sketching Workflow

By Magoz
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That’s the second article of the series where I share my journey switching from Photoshop to Illustrator for creating my illustrations.

After the first weeks working on Illustrator, I realised that I was still tied up to Photoshop to develop the sketches. I’m not up to sketch using Illustrator directly because I prefer to draw. I found that drawing was my natural way of bringing ideas to the reality. Illustrator is not related to drawing, but more to composing using Shapes, the Pathfinder and the Pen tool.

My previous workflow consisted of sketching in a notebook using a pencil and then creating the final sketch from scratch in Photoshop using a Wacom Cintiq 13HD.

As I switched from Photoshop to Illustrator, I thought it was a nice opportunity also to question my sketching process and a good chance to improve the whole workflow.

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Future Without Bars Animation

By Magoz


30 second animated spot for for St Giles Trust
Illustration: Magoz
Animation: Jose Lorenzo
Agency: Mulme
Art direction: Magoz, Jose Lorenzo, Mulme

Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish your stories. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.

— Octavia E. Butler.

I Switched from Photoshop to Illustrator. Part 1: Reasons and Challenges

By Magoz
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Since I became a professional illustrator, I always used Photoshop as my main drawing app. I developed a solid workflow in Photoshop that allowed me to work for newspapers where you need to work very fast and be effective.

Last year, I started to work with Jose on animations. It required vector illustrations and that changed everything.

That’s the first article of the series where I share my journey switching from Photoshop to Illustrator for creating my illustrations. I will share with you the whole process, including the reasons, the challenges I faced and also how I feel about it.

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Winner of 2 Bronze Laus Awards

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I’m very happy to announce that I won two Bronze Laus Awards with the animated cover I did with Jose for Muster and also the image I did for Causette Magazine about Sexism.
Laus Awards are the most important design awards in Spain.

Thank you very much to Laus organisation and the jury for these awards, and congratulations to all the other winners!


Magoz Illustration - Sexism - Bronze Laus Award Winner

Interview for Half & Twice

By Magoz
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A couple of weeks ago, I met the guys from Half & Twice in Madrid.
In the interview, we talked about how I started working as an illustrator and a lot of things related to my travels, work and way of seeing life.

You can read the full interview here.

Magoz interview for Half & Twice

Here is an extract:

What started this nomadic lifestyle?
I kind of burnt out a bit. I’m from a small city in Catalonia called Vilanova i la Geltrú, near Sitges. I was born and raised there, but it’s a very slow pace of life. It’s a great place to grow old, but not necessarily to grow up in. After a while, you realise you’ve seen everything there is to see. For three or four years I was very focused on my career as an illustrator, but I felt kind of stuck in my personal life, which was frustrating.

Is there something existential about this constant moving around?
When I left home I felt like I was searching for something more, and I’ve realised that after four years the thing I was looking for doesn’t really exist. I think the act of searching, the journey, is what’s important. The work we do as creative people is our way of expressing ourselves, and exploring different avenues which are important to us on a personal level, beyond our professional careers. In my case, my work is related to existentialism because it’s always engaged with this constant search.

Magoz at Cactus

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Next Saturday, I’ll be speaking at Cactus (Madrid).
I will talk about the three most important things I’ve learnt in the last few years. Free entrance. You can get your tickets here.

See you there!

Magoz speaking at Cactus organised by Mr Marcel School

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Magoz illustration and animation - Art and Museums

Art and Museums.
Creative approaches bring creativity to the next level.
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Pictures from Second Thought Opening

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A couple of weeks ago was the opening of Second Thought, my first solo exhibition in Barcelona.
A lot of people attended and we spent a very nice evening. It was a big pleasure to meet some of you, thank you for coming!

I also want to thank the guys from Oslo Graphic Barceloneta for working hard to make it possible.

The exhibition is still open; you can visit it until May 20 at Oslo Graphic Barceloneta.

Here are some pictures from the event (April 14).

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