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Bobson – print ad

Here’s a nice one from the time when I was with ManghamGaxiola. We were working on Bobson account back then – an Okayama based company back from 1940, famous for manufacturing high quality denim with insane attention to detail. Japanese jeans. I’m serious, Google this stuff.

So how to show pure Japanese denim?

We also made a bunch of different scenarios later on. It’s cool and all, but the geisha one is my favorite. It’s a pity the ad never saw the light.

Oh, yeah, don’t mind the Japanese Lorem Ipsum up there around the border.

Riot Kiss – illustration

Here is a couple of illustrations I was asked to create recently.

Above is a process video from start to finish. Quite a lot of layering with custom brushes and scanned ink textures.

Nivea Men – Active Charcoal

Beiersdorf needed an entertaining TV spot to kick off Germany’s first shampoo with activated charcoal as a cleansing agent, formulated for real men. This commercial was shot and aired in Europe. It is also the first time for Beiersdorf to hire a challenger agency, to produce and shoot a TV commercial out of their country.



Agency: Mangham Gaxiola
Creative Director: Robert Gaxiola
Copywriter: Geraldine Oh
Art Directors: David Wong, Andrey Danilov
Film Director: Micky Sülzer, Big Fish



Making of demo sequence

Clara Clayton Canyon

The second print from the series goes to the iconic DeLorean and BTTF3. Still experimenting with this style, but already liking the results I can get simply by adding a little bit of rough texture to the silky smooth vector.

Above is my design process from start to finish.

Jimi Hendrix illustration

Just a small illustration of Jimi Hendrix I made over the afternoon while listening to Jimi playing guitar with his teeth.

In order to achieve more organic look with the grain, I used a scan of high ISO negative film which produced a very nice effect.

Illustrator shapes

Initial sketch

Sketching in Bali – part 2

A fresh set of sketches from Bali. Enjoy.

Super quick sketch of airport shuttle bus.

Sketching on the plane with a leaking marker.

Sleepy and bored people.

Chinese girl enjoying a sunset.

LCCT KLIA airport view. Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur.

Guy in sarong parking a VW.

Sketching people in Seniman coffee shop, Ubud. Coffee syphon at the background.

“Just enjoying my coffee.” Seniman.

Drawing.

Ai-chan teaches us coffee.

Paleo style local food. Chicken satay, potato egg cakes, sausage made of organ meat, sauerkraut.

Sketching people at the “KAFE” in Ubud.

Sketching people at the “KAFE” in Ubud.

Batik painter

Bathroom parking.

Buffalos at Tenganan village.

Pier next to the “Ulundanu Beratan Tabanan” floating temple.

Of course I made a stamp at the post office.

Mestre Bimba – sketch

A sketch of Mestre Bimba from my sketchbook: