Finally I got 2015 calendar finished. It is the first one I’ve done as every year I try to put myself together to make one but never manage to sit down an JUST work on it.
I am personally very happy with the results as I started this project almost 2 years ago from the Andes in Patagonia. The idea wasn’t to make a calendar from it but since I started creating lot of illustrations I thought it could be good to have them all at one place. This serie was first called “Protectors” inspired by the Pachamama which is a deity that has been celebrated since thousand of years by the Incas and other Andean cultures in Central and South America. PACHA in Quichua, means earth, land, madre tierra (mother earth) it represent life itself as a whole. It was the female force that inspired me to create all these characters or deities. At the same time they depict some of the places I’ve been along these two years and the relationship created between those places and myself. Wherever I go, consciously or unconsciously, I always bring something back with me.
As a project that started in the Andean mountains with glaciers and forest it expanded among the sea and cities in other continents….I’m sure it would spread to more places in the future as I keep my radar open to what is Pachamama saying.
If you want to order the calendar you can purchase it through my online store at Redbubble as they are having great promotions for last moment shipping http://www.redbubble.com/people/alarte/calendars/13366255-protectors?ref=recent-owner
Also if you want a wall print among other products please check at my online store.
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Another Blog post after a while. This time It won’t have nothing to do with Illustration but yes with weddings. I’m sharing a link of a video I recently did from a wedding on Portugal. The location was on Vilamoura, Algarve and the day just turned out perfect. As you might see in the video, my approach has nothing to do with the traditional wedding video look. The footage was captured with a DSLR camera and the quality of the image is fantastic. The size of the camera really helps to reach what I wanted and to get more of a cinematographic look. The idea was to capture the day as I normally do through photography but this time by a visual document in movement.
Emma & Paudi from Keith Fitzgerald on Vimeo.
Hi everyone! I’m back for a blog post with good news. Few months back when I was on Argentina I had the pleasure to Illustrate a children’s book which is called “Joseph Coats of Many Colours” written by Marilee Joy Mayfield. The book is now released as an e-book for Kindle but there are plans to publish it as a printed version. I invite you to have a look to the book as it is available on a free promotion
This is how the ebook cover looks finished As winter solstice has been celebrated in the southern hemisphere by a lot of Andean cultures keeping their ancient traditions alive through millennia. I think this book celebrates all their knowledge that have been neglected and deserves to be well spread to the many times ignorant modern humans fed with technology but starving in their connection with nature.
It has been a while! Haven’t got nice internet speed here on Patagonia so it was harder to make any blog post.
The following are some of the works I have done for a commission into the children’s book world. As always it is a pleasure to me to work for children books. As a creative person that I am, creativity gets challenged and when it happens I feel happy with the results.