La pluma es femenina

  • La pluma es femenina

    July, 2017
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    Client
    Grupo Expansión

    Direction
    Mara Hernández

    About
    I was asked to prepare a set of illustrations
    for an article about five writers 
    (Doris Lessing, Joan Didion, Isabel Allende, 
    Joyce Carol Oates and JK Rowling), 
    written by Mario Villagrán
    and published by Accent, a magazine edited 
    by Aeromexico and Grupo Expansión.
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  • 1.
    La pluma es femenina

    "Like any list, this one might miss some names and include others that may seem
    surprising. As with any list, we mean to start a conversation. Here, five writers
    whose prose, poetry or success capture the zeitgeist of the last half century".

    about
    Illustration is a pencil drawing remastered and colored 
    in Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.

    Original drawing was made with 
    Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencil 3H
    on A3 Fabriano paper.
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  • 2.
    Doris Lessing

    "In the end, it’s clear with the passage of time that 
    Doris Lessing’s greatest contribution to letters, 
    that which earned her the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature, 
    was being on the vanguard of the construction 
    and vindication of literary feminism".

    about
    Illustration is a pencil drawing remastered and colored 
    in Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.

    Original drawing was made with 
    Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencil 3H
    on A3 Fabriano paper.
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  • 3.
    Joan Didion

    "Her ability to capture the difference between public and private 
    (in regard to women’s roles in society) as well as her analysis of women as wives 
    and mothers in society earned her respect not only as one of the most empirical writers of
    the age but also one of the shrewdest observers of emotion of recent decades".

    about
    Illustration is a pencil drawing remastered and colored 
    in Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.

    Original drawing was made with 
    Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencil 3H
    on A3 Fabriano paper.
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  • 4.
    Isabel Allende

    "The explanation is very simple: 
    Isabel is the most widely read Spanish-language writer in the world."

    about
    Illustration is a pencil drawing remastered and colored 
    in Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.

    Original drawing was made with 
    Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencil 3H
    on A3 Fabriano paper.
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  • 5.
    Joyce Carol Oates

    "Like no one else, Oates captures the violence that emanates
    from small towns, built from poverty and reflected
    in intimate spaces and sexuality until it becomes terrifying
    for everyone."

    about
    Illustration is a pencil drawing remastered and colored 
    in Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.

    Original drawing was made with 
    Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencil 3H
    on A3 Fabriano paper.
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  • 6.
    J.K. Rowling

    No need to speak of literature to explain
    it, nor of film. It’s not about marketing.
    It’s not about philosophy. Not about ideology.
    If Rowling is here, on this list, it’s because of
    the number of readers she’s created in the last
    20 years.

    about
    Illustration is a pencil drawing remastered and colored 
    in Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.

    Original drawing was made with 
    Staedtler Mars Lumograph Graphite Pencil 3H
    on A3 Fabriano paper.
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