Finalist in the BIBF Ananas Internationl Illustration Exhibition Book Festival. Beijing. China. 2020 Picture book Text + Ilustration bookolia  2021 Handprinting + Digital Spanish rights sold There are dull, boring, tedious, tiresome, sleep-inducing, interminable, frustrating, horribly humdrum days... or maybe not? The most boring day for you, can be the most exciting adventure for somebody else. Because there is no ...
rblazquezfTerriblemente aburrida
Finalist in the Illustration Exhibition of the 11th International Illustration Meeting of S. João da Madeira. Portugal. 2018 Selected in the Little Hakka. China. 2018 Accordion book Text + Illustration The Secret Mountain Coming soon. 2022 Handprinting + Digital English & French rights sold Mrs Evarista is a little lizard with a big responsibility. She is an orchestra director but ...
rblazquezfMrs Evarista’s Orchestra
Grafismo creativo - Ilustraciones Raquel Bonita
Educational book Ilustration Edelvives  2021 Digital Edelvives contacted me to illustrate one of the new educational books created by Raúl Bermejo: Grafismo Creativo. It was a very funny project. I enjoyed a lot each spread of the book. The vector styles fits perfectly with the mood of the book.
rblazquezfGrafismo creativo | Infantil
Tous sauf une
Special Mention. Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Competition in the Shanghai Internacional Children’s Book Fair. China, 2018 Finalist. Nami Concours in the Nami Island International Children’s Book Festival in Seoul. South Korea, 2018 Finalist. Illustrator’s Exhibition of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival. UAE, 202 Picture Book Illustration Balivernes Éditions 2021 Digital French & English rights sold This is the story about ...
rblazquezfTous sauf une
I'll believe you when - Pigs - Raquel Bonita
Picture Book Illustration Lantana Publishing 2020 Handprinting + Digital English rights sold You've probably heard the expression “when pigs fly," but did you know that in Spain they say “when frogs grow hair" and in Nigeria “when chickens have teeth"? This book is a rib-tickling collection of idioms from around the world. But the question is: will you believe them...? ...
rblazquezfI’ll believe you when…
Picture book Text + Ilustration bookolia  2019 Colour pencil + Digital Spanish rights sold Many of us have suffered when our aunt, granny, neighbour or even the butcher pulling on our chubby cheeks. This is a story about a girl who is irritated about this “cheeks-pull” and decides to revenge. A story about redemption. A story about how to recover ...
rblazquezfRevancha
Pipin - Detalle - Raquel Bonita

Pipin is a pre readers book who’s narration is based on the game with the flaps. The story is about a little turtle. He gets tired of wear nappies so he decides to stop wearing them. But he has to learn how to identify when he has to go to the potty. At the beginning, although he has to go …

rblazquezfPipín
Terremoto - Ilustraciones - Raquel Bonita
Selected for the Sharjah Exhibition of Illustration – United Arab Emirates, 2019 Picture Book Illustration Ediciones Jaguar  2019 Handprinting + Digital Spanish rights sold ¡Terremoto! It is a story about support, solidarity and friendship. About collaboration without asking anything in return. When the fox loses his house, all the animals in the forest help him build a new home. This ...
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rblazquezfMoussa sueña

Every year Editorial San Pablo calls a stories contest for children. The winners of this prize publish their tales in a book. In 2018 the title of the book was “My tales for you” and I was very lucky because I had to illustrate the tale of the youngest winner. The story of Adriana Lázaro Sebastián was a challenge for …

rblazquezfEl color de las nubes
Por que los dragones no usan chistera - Ediciones Jaguar - Raquel Bonita

 

rblazquezf¿Por qué los dragones no usan chistera?

Illustration’s project for the children’s activity book Cinderella. It’s part of the collection Colorín Colorado by Combel and it was written by Ángels Navarro. Kids could make lots of activities: connecting, drawing, counting, colouring to complete… All the activities are based on the clasic fairy tale. The proposal of each game is to estimulate, in a ludic way, the development …

rblazquezfCenicienta
Cuentos para leer con los abuelos - Foto 02 - Raquel Blázquez
jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery('.my-portfolio-abuelos').iLightBox({skin: 'light',linkId: 'gallery-image',overlay: {opacity: 0.875,blur: true},styles: {prevScale: 0.75,prevOpacity: 0.75,nextScale: 0.75,nextOpacity: 0.75},path: 'horizontal',controls: {thumbnail: true}});}); Children's book Illustration + edition Cuento a la vista 2014 Colour pencil Spanish rights sold Cuentos para leer con los abuelos (y las abuelas) is a collection of 9 short stories in which the main characters are boys and girls lucky enough to have very special ...
rblazquezfCuentos para leer con los abuelos

In 2010, Palabra de árbol won the second prize at the XIII Edition of the Illustrated Stories Award by the Badajoz’s Council. In addition, the book was selected by the students of the Guadiana Public School as the best book of the year. Published December 2010 by the Badajoz’s Council, the book sold out its first two editions in a …

rblazquezfPalabra de árbol
jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery('.my-portfolio-cuentadario').iLightBox({skin: 'light',linkId: 'gallery-image',overlay: {opacity: 0.875,blur: true},styles: {prevScale: 0.75,prevOpacity: 0.75,nextScale: 0.75,nextOpacity: 0.75},path: 'horizontal',controls: {thumbnail: true}});}); Calendar with illustrated stories Illustration + edition Cuento a la vista 2013 colour pencil When December arrives, bookshops begin to fill with new calendars. They come in all shapes, colours and themes but... can you imagine a calendar who tells a story? Yes, imagine it, because ...
rblazquezfCuentadario
Las ciudades de colores - Foto 03 - Raquel Blázquez
jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery('.my-portfolio-ciudades').iLightBox({skin: 'light',linkId: 'gallery-image',overlay: {opacity: 0.875,blur: true},styles: {prevScale: 0.75,prevOpacity: 0.75,nextScale: 0.75,nextOpacity: 0.75},path: 'horizontal',controls: {thumbnail: true}});}); What do critics say about the book? "Julia does not usually have many nightmares. [...] But, as I said, sometimes she has. And one of the last times, I thought of something that has proved very effective and it is becoming usual, in a small ritual ...
rblazquezfLas ciudades de colores
Cuentos diferentes para niños diferentes - Foto 02 - Raquel Blazquez
jQuery(document).ready(function(){jQuery('.my-portfolio-cuentosdif').iLightBox({skin: 'light',linkId: 'gallery-image',overlay: {opacity: 0.875,blur: true},styles: {prevScale: 0.75,prevOpacity: 0.75,nextScale: 0.75,nextOpacity: 0.75},path: 'horizontal',controls: {thumbnail: true}});});   Children's book Illustration + edition Cuento a la vista 2013 Colour pencil Spanish rights sold This is a book full of stories where nothing is normal. Its tales escape routine in order to find what lies beyond reality. In this book we will find a ...
rblazquezfCuentos diferentes para niños diferentes

A little blue lamb? That’s weird! Why is blue this lamb? At first everyone looked at this little lamb through different eyes. Even his mother tries to wash and wash the little lamb, but he still blue. And though at first, the color of this corderín seems a problem, soon everyone will realize that we all have something unique and …

rblazquezfEl Corderín Azul

El corderín azul - Foto 01 - Raquel Blázquez

  • El corderín azul - Ilustración 01 - Raquel Blázquez
  • El corderín azul - Ilustración 02 - Raquel Blázquez
  • El corderín azul - Ilustración 03 - Raquel Blázquez
  • El corderín azul - Ilustración 04 - Raquel Blázquez

What the writer said about the illustrations

Aurora G. Rivas – Writer of “El Corderín Azul”
El corderín azul - Foto 02 - Raquel Blázquez
  • Picture book
  • Illustration
  • Editorial Pintar-Pintar
  • 2012
  • watercolour + collage

A little blue lamb? That’s weird! Why is blue this lamb? At first everyone looked at this little lamb through different eyes. Even his mother tries to wash and wash the little lamb, but he still blue. And though at first, the color of this corderín seems a problem, soon everyone will realize that we all have something unique and not by being different we are worse.

Imagine what would happen if one day the rain stopped and neither people nor animals nor plants could drink water. In this context a sheep gave birth to a little blue lamb that will give us all a lesson. A sweet story full of poetry and metaphor.

I worked the idea of the opposition between the dry landscape and the rainy scenary with the color. The watercolor started in intense orange tones and as the story progress they turn into blues and violets. The colors helps to complement a poetic environment, they complete the metaphor.