Sergio Membrillas Looks at Icons of Illustration to Inspire his Distinct Style

Sergio Membrillas has an immediately identifiable style, playing with figurative proportions, distinct shapes, and simplicity. He looks back at icons of illustration for where he can take his work and what he thinks illustration can contribute on the whole.

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We really like the playfully enlarged hands and funny little quirks that Sergio adds to his character designs.

But as well as the styling of his figures, he has a unique perspective on colour, often making surprising colour choices and interesting palette combinations. He tells us more.

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I am a freelance illustrator working mostly for magazines and newspapers and also for advertising agencies from time to time.

I like the term of ‘graphiste’ for our profession. It was used more often during the times were the great Olle Eksell, Saul Bass or Eckersley were doing amazing jobs.

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I would like to revindicate those times where the illustrators were able work in so many different fields and change the world a bit. I think we can change the world a bit with our images.

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My equipment is pretty minimal and easy. I always draw with the same materials, Staedtler pencils and erasers, Din A3 sketchbooks ( key times) and then Wacom + computer ( fun times!).

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© Sergio Membrillas, 2016

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