We're constantly looking for interesting artists on Instagram. We will be introducing them every tuesday in a series called Introtuesday. Please meet Andalucia, Spain based illustrator Miguel Camacho.
What are you working on at the moment? I am immersed in several projects at the same time. I'm doing illustrations for a minute and a half animation for an Australian animation studio. I am also finishing icons of a particular web and online store. I am starting to work on four clean and minimalist but striking illustrations for an app that the talented Manu Gamero is designing.
What is your work process like? My work process is something peculiar. From Monday to Friday I work eight hours a day in an office as administrative (not design related) so I need to make a good use of time. I must be very consistent to meet deadlines, and do not stop drawing daily.
My approach is always the same, when I am not involved in any project for a client, I make personal illustrations, where I experiment, I try to improve my style. I do research about the subject, know what I'm going to draw, study a little, take a walk or listen music. After that, I move to the iPad, lately Paper by FiftyThree has become my favourite tool for sketching. Once the sketch is defined I move to Illustrator. This is where the process slows down, because I spend a lot of time defining strokes, shapes, colours. I love to take care of the details.
Favorite work snack? Living in sunny Andalusia, in the small village of Jabugo, famous for the Iberian ham, my favourite snack is: Fresh bread, Pure Olive Oil and some slices of Iberian Ham. Believe me, it’s a delicacy of the gods.
Any personal projects on the side that you're excited about? I always have sketches ready for when I have time to do them. There’s a lot of personal projects in my portfolio, I think this is where you can show your true style and potential. I have a seven-month-old baby and I'm illustrating an alphabet for when my daughter starts learning to read.
Follow Miguel on Instagram and check out his portfolio at http://www.miguelcm.com/