Born to be Wild by Núria Aparicio

Illustrator, Núria Aparicio’s project ‘Born To Be Wild’ was created after a client rejected the illustrations. It was different from her other works so she decided to finish the illustrations and posted it after unearthing it in one of her folders. Let’s see what treasure Núria unearthed!

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A couple years ago I was asked to design an illustration for a kid’s clothing line. I tried some designs that the client rejected and it ended up beign something quite different to the original designs. Some months ago, tidying my projects folder I saw that first trials and recovering it seemed like a good idea, drawing some illustrations about kids born to be wild, playing like animals and enjoying nature.
-Núria Aparicio

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I wanted it to be simple, white background, 1:1 format (sort of), ideal to make any printed format or maybe on a t-shirt. I worked with vivid, pure and harmonic colors to play around the white background. I wanted to investigate a different way of colouring, imitating pencil strokes, something more ‘manual’, more like when I was a little child and drew something.
-Núria Aparicio

Núria Aparicio

I got inspired by nature, the forest, it’s fruits and the animals habitating it. I also thought about the childhood, the kids and its games and ways of playing. Anyway, I tried not to loose the craftiness of the message: ‘Born to be Wild’.
-Núria Aparicio

Núria Aparicio

I’d say my style is quite dynamic, I guess it’s influenced by my work also as an animator. I love to work with lines of action and play with contrast between lines and fills. I tend to synthesize forms to make them as simple as possible and try to maximize expressiveness. I try not to overuse color, I love vivid colors but dislike too much saturation, I like them to be as clean as possible. I get inspiration from a lot of different artists, depending on the project I’m working on and the look and feel I want to get. I usually search and browse on Pinterest, it’s kind of an endless source of inspiration in terms of artists and styles.
-Núria Aparicio

Núria Aparicio

In my experience, the key to growing professionally is being constant and persevering, don’t ever stop working. And when work ends, keep drawing just for fun, experiment or just getting better at it. Today I think it’s also essential to publish your stuff on a blog and on social networks.
-Núria Aparicio

Núria Aparicio

About Núria Aparicio

Núria Aparicio (aka LaPendeja) is an illustrator and audiovisual animator from Barcelona. Her professional career started a short time before she got hired in Nikodemo Animation. Just after that, she spent a year and a half working as a freelancer and then she worked at Neptuno Films between 2008 and 2009 as an animation director for the children’ s show Poppets Town. After a couple of years working for creative agencies, advertising and some animated TV shows, Núria fell in love with the publishing world. Until now she have had the pleasure of publishing her work with Penguin Random House, Planeta, LaGalera and Albert Whitman and Co. See more of her work on Behance, Facebook, Instagram or her website.