The World Illustration Awards 2019 exhibition, organized by Association of Illustrators, is open to the public since the 11th until the 28th of July, in London, in the beautiful Somerset House.

I am very very happy because my illustration “How to make a pessimist…or not.” was shortlisted for the exhibition and highlighted as Highly Commendable New Talent in the Research category.

Is a true honor to be among so talented artists.


Here are some images of the exhibition that I recommend to all those who are in the city these days, come to visit, well worth it. For those who can not, in the AOI web page you can see all the selected illustrations and artists.



I also take this opportunity to show some parts of the illustration process. After doing an investigation on the subject, I drew several sketches of how I could represent the causes of pessimism as if they were part of a factory.

Having an idea of how each point could be represented, I made sketches of how they would fit into each other, and what the final appearance of the factory would look like.

Finally, to prepare the final illustration, I created several basic forms in isometric perspective: a cube, sphere, cylinders … and with them I constructed the various elements of the illustration, piece by piece, adding details, all based on the basic shapes made at the beginning. In the end I applied the details and final colors of each piece.