Santiago Uceda is an interactive art director, illustrator and motion graphics artist. He has worked with many talented folks and institutions from global brands to non-profits, magazines, bands, and private commissions. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Latin American…
We’re excited to start the year off with a special sketchXchange featuring artists, Jon MacNair and Santiago Uceda. These guys are both awesome illustrators, each with their own unique style, coming together to share a sketchbook collaboration.
I’ve been wanting to do a pop up book or card for a while, it took a few attempts to get it right, here’s the end result. It’s part of the collaborative sketchbook project I’ve been working on with Jon MacNair.
There’s a study of a portrait by Barthelemy d’Eyck titled “Portrait of a Man” that Jon did in his moleskin, I was hesitant to modify it since it was such a great portrait (hair’s great too, wanted to keep that), but I had an idea in mind so I just went for it. On the opposite page I drew a study of a self portrait by Alexander Calder, can’t wait to see what Jon does with it when he gets his hands on it!
A few months ago Jon MacNair & I decided to collaborate on a project, Jon came up with the idea of trading sketchbooks. He sent a moleskin with some drawings and paintings in it and I finally got a chance to add some drawings and painting of my own to the sketchbook he sent me. These are before (Jon’s sketches) and after (my contribution) pages from the sketchbook. He has been working with the sketchbook that I sent him, you can seeit onhis blog. I’m not quite as prolific as Jon, but I’ll my best to keep up!
I did some illustrations for Oregon Home magazine for an article that tries to define what the Oregon home style is, it was an interesting challenge. I tried to capture some of the attributes of the Pacific Northwest aesthetic in the illustrations. Jon Taylor Carter the art director sent me some keywords and ideas that sparked lots of images in my mind: the temporary-ness of the home, culture of why not, organic “rooted” home, here are the results: