I’ve got a list with favorite illustrators, but there is one that always manage to move me with her style, characters and colors. Monica Calvo’s artwork is a true source of inspiration and beauty.
Some of her illustrations were frequent guest on my desktop during the last few years, and this one never fails to cheer me up:
I do not know what kind of technique she uses, but the result is always adorable.
It may seem not related, but actually it is: Adobe Fireworks CS5 is already released.
Because I love this particular piece of software and I use it for quite a long time, I think I am able to recommend it to anyone who needs a great tool for web design and illustrations. I had the honor to be a beta-tester for this version and so it happens that I know for sure – it is really stable and full of surprises.
One of the new options was appealing to me – the Compound shapes. I wanted to try it immediately and start playing with some ideas, having Monica’s monsters before my eyes. That’s how my strange little creatures came out:
Well, at least they are brave – trying to scare away even the flies, which are famous of being impertinent and fearless… ;-)