Muxxi draw illustrations of fantastic worlds inhabited by colorful characters that reflect her love of spontaneity, freedom, and joy. Her work has been exhibited in many countries around the world as well as appearing in books and magazines.
Her indelible style has found clients in Microsoft, Skull & Heart and Nokia, and a string of international exhibitions. “Magic definitely is in everything I do,” Muxxi says. “I like to create fantastic worlds filled with peculiar creatures.” She tells us about her inspiration and her work …
Hi! I’m Muxxi, I’m an illustrator and character designer based in Guatemala City. I love to create fun characters and colorful scenes that focus on friendships and the simple things of life. I mostly work digitally but I like trying different techniques. The more I can explore, the better.
During my third year at college, while I was studying to become a Graphic Designer. I discovered my love for illustration.
I started to learn everything I could to work full time on my dream.
In 2012 I decided that it was time to finally make it happen and so far. It has been an amazing journey!
My sources of Inspiration
I usually go to my old sketchbooks when I need inspiration. Revisiting old drawings it’s very helpful mostly when I’m running out of ideas.
I feel that my work is the result of my surroundings, my preferences, the way I see the world.
I live in a very colorful country with very charming people and wonderful fauna and flora. That inspires me a lot! 😀
Part of the illustrator‘s job is to be good observers. See the small details on everything that we think it’s going to add something extra to our work.
The software and tools I use
I usually use Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
I have a Wireless Wacom Bamboo tablet and also an iPad Pro that I take with me everywhere. It’s very helpful when I have to go out and I can’t take my laptop with me.
My favorite app to draw is Procreate.
It’s very easy to use, and it’s perfect when I have to send sketches to a client while I’m on a trip.
I always draw all my ideas in a sketchbook.
I use pretty much any sketchbook brand but my favorite one is Moleskine.
My favorite markers are Copic and my favorite colored pencils are the Polychromos by Faber-Castell.
Why can your work be a source of inspiration for others?
Because “I put my whole heart into every piece I make”. 😀