Q & A with Fabi Aguilar

Fabi Aguilar for Consequence of Change
How would you describe your work?
Colourful, very colourful.
Can you give us some insight into your process for creating your artworks?
It depends on the client and the type of illustration that I have to do. I always look for inspiration in the folders that I have on my computer. After I start sketching on my ipad and from there
I end up most of the time on photoshop and illustrator.
Is there a typical day in the studio or is every day different?
I have an established daily routine.
I get up pretty early, between 5-6 a.m every day. The first thing I do is writing, around 10 minutes, putting on paper all my waking up thoughts and feelings. Those morning hours, when the city is still sleeping, are pure gold for me. The silence and how my brain is awake are a perfect combination to reflect.
Then I meditate for about 15 minutes to connect with myself and start the day calm and focused. To finish my routine before starting to work, the most important thing, coffee!
Then I usually draw until 1pm that I stop for lunch and then in the afternoon do some sport and read. If it's a period of high volume of work, then I work in the afternoon too, it all depends on that.
What inspires you when you are creating your artworks?
I usually get inspiration everywhere! Lately I’m finding a lot of it in fashion and surf magazines. People's poses, the clothes they wear, the look, the colours, the picture presets, the way their hair falls over, I don't know, everything...
The truth is that I don’t find it hard to be motivated because I'm a very passionate person and drawing is pure bliss for me, so I’m motivated pretty much all the time!
If I don't have a good day, what helps me find the motivation again is sport, dancing salsa and spending quality time with my family, without thinking about anything else.
What would your dream project/collaboration be (apart from working with Consequence of Change!?
Interesting question. There are many ways of collaborations and possibilities of projects. I think it would be to do a commercial illustration for a big magazine.
Who are your favourite artists and why?
Phew, so many!!! I am a big fan of countless photographers and illustrators as well as brands with very similar values to me.
The most recent photographers & illustrators that have inspired me are: Morgan Maasen, Amber Mozo, Cait Miers, Justin Jay or Stephan Van Fleteren as photographers and Naranjalidad, Gemma O'brien, Ignasi Monreal, Alex de Marcos, Hayley O’connor or Andreea Robescu as illustrators.
The list is endless. They all have one thing in common: their positive attitude, their work commitment and their life lived from a gratitude perspective.

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