Pablo decided to take a college degree in Biology but as an intern he left behind him a trail of explosions and toxic vapours. To him it was a sign – he was in the wrong career. So he swapped test tubes for colour swatches and taught himself the craft of illustration.
Each job begins with paper, a pencil, a box of Manley crayons, an iMac, a Wacom Cintic and plenty of reference material for ideas and inspiration. Then it’s a case of drawing and developing a colour scheme. When it comes together, he then digitises the pencil sketch to be used as a template for a vector illustration. Basic colours are added, and then he swaps over into Photoshop for texturing and tweaking.
Retro, naïve, childish, pop, whimsical – these words are often used to describe Pintachan’s work. But there is plenty of subtlety to it as well. He uses a cartoonish visual language to express all sorts of ideas that aren’t confined to the world of children. There’s often plenty of humour in his work – sometimes it’s quite obvious, but sometimes it’s lurking there in the background for the viewer to discover.
Monocle, The Telegraph UK, Crocodile Creek, Galison/Mudpuppy, Mairie de Paris, Withings, COOP - Switzerland, 1973 postcards, Monsiuer Poulet, Anorak, Barcelona City Auditorium, The Red Cross, George magazine, Astrapi magazine, You & Your Wedding Mag., Le Bon Coin, Glottogon, Tattyoo, Jamie Oliver Mag., Sky 1
Katjes German liquorice
Defabula Café, Gijón
Gallery Nucleus, CA
Vintage Children's Books My Kid Loves
Kokuyo Enpitsu Mechanical Pencil