March 23rd, 2017


Artist: Guillem Marí, Spain
Artist Statement: My vision in creating the artwork: I just love painting portraits and to experiment different approaches and media applied to portraiture. One of the things I enjoy most is to combine it with abstract and geometrical shapes, stains, drippings and splatter. I use my sketchbook to just experiment with those elements in a playful way, without giving it too much thought. And that’s what this sketchbook page is all about.

Techniques/Media: In this case I used mostly watercolors, with some details in gouache and color fineliners. I initially draw a loose sketch with a mechanical pencil, and then just play around with the paints. The drippings, spatter and geometrical elements are pretty much improvised along the way.

MEDIA: Watercolor, gouache, ink
SURFACE: Alpha Series – Heavyweight – 150 gsm – White – Medium Grain Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Guillem Marí is a Spanish freelance illustrator, painter and designer currently based in Ibiza. Guillem studied illustration and graphic design at the Joso Art School in Barcelona. After that, he worked in the animation industry for a while, but soon started his own path as a freelancer in comics and illustration, working for several international clients, including Marvel Comics (US), Image Comics (US), Schibsted Publishing Co. (Sweden/Norway/Denmark), Uitgeverij de Boemerang (Belgium) and Editorial Vicens-Vives (Spain), Tyche Books (Canada), amongst many others.

Although painting and drawing are his main passions he also enjoys playing guitar, writing, contemplating and hiking in nature, as well as travelling and being hugged.

Guillem is always open and happy to discuss all kinds of new projects and commissions, and can be contacted at
Twitter: @guillembe
Instagram: @guillem_mari


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