About the print: “When I received the invitation to work on this project I had just moved to a new city in a new country, and this quote fit my situation well. I think it is about taking new roads, discovering new places, but always remembering the way back home.”
About the artist: Originally from Medellín, Colombia, Samuel Castaño now works as a freelance illustrator in Buenos Aires, Argentina. “I have always liked to draw and collect pieces of paper. I studied graphic design and focused on illustration.”
Name: Samuel Castaño
Place you live: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Occupation: Illustrator and graphic designer.
Preoccupation: Finding things and old papers in the street.
Tell us how you created your illustration: I made a few sketches until I finally decided what to do. Then I went to a garden near my home and collected leaves, sticks and elements to make the composition. I took photos of each item separately and put them together in Photoshop.
What do you love about illustrating? The moment when I’m working, thinking, making drafts and the idea comes out, when the image finally “appears”. It’s a great feeling. Creating images and approaching all kinds of projects with different subjects gives me the opportunity to investigate and learn about all kinds of things. Working with people from around the globe is also pretty stimulating.
How do you see illustration changing in the next 10 years? I hope there will be more people making and sharing things so the production and market for self published books will increase.
Can you offer a few tips to aspiring illustrators? Work to please yourself. Be happy with what you do and the way you do it. Then, if you organize yourself and share your work more, people will notice and appreciate what you do.
Who are three of your favorite illustrators right now? Eduardo Recife, the collage artist from Brazil, is a big influence in what I do. So is Isabelle Arsenault, a children’s books illustrator, and classic artists like Klimt, Schiele, and Gauguin.
Leave a Trail
by Samuel Castaño
This beautiful illustration from Samuel is a collectable print exclusive to Global Yodel. It is part of our ‘Travel Inspiration Collaboration’ Series, where we collaborate with designers and illustrators around the world to create prints that inspire us to get our there and explore this beautiful world of ours.
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