Artist Review - César Samaniego Apr 12 2021Featured Artists
A great, available artist to highlight is César Samaniego. He has been with Advocate for over 4 years and is thankful he gets to dedicate himself full time to what he likes to do the most: drawing!
His father was an illustrator and comic book artist so he grew up surrounded by books related to art. This sparked his great passion for art and creating, although he did not decide to illustrate as a profession until he was 32 years old. At that point he entered the Llotja school in Barcelona and graduated in 2010.
“Growing up reading comics, especially Mortadelo and Filemon, some of that humor has stayed in my work. Whenever I can, I try to create parallel stories to the text through small secondary characters. I find inspiration by documenting myself, watching movies, photos, art in general. I couldn't say exactly what inspires me; the truth is, everything at some point serves to link thoughts and create something ‘new’.”
His love of illustration is very evident in his work. From the bits of humor he adds to portfolio pieces to the promptness and attention he brings to projects with clients.
“The illustrations are detailed, fun, and work perfectly with the text bringing this story to life.” -Amazon Review of Railway Jack: The True Story of an Amazing Baboon
“The illustrator did a beautiful job on the pictures. They really brought the story to life. Overall, a wonderful story that I would recommend!”-Amazon Review of Railway Jack: The True Story of an Amazing Baboon
He prides himself on never missing a deadline because he’s dedicated and focused. He keeps a daily routine which allows him to get his illustrations done while still enjoying life in Canet de Mar, a small coastal town, 50 km from Barcelona with his wife, daughter, 5 cats and a slightly crazy dog!
Interested in seeing more? Click HERE to see César's full portfolio!