Artist Perfectly Captures The Essence Of A Loving Family (30 Illustrations)Interview With Artist
For most of us, the family is associated with a safe haven where people can rely on each other and share not only happy but also gloomy moments together. Naturally, every home has its highs and lows. But even in the darkest moments, family members care about one another.
Jordi Lafebre is an illustrator who perfectly captured the tenderness and warmth that is felt when having a loving family. His works portray bright and pure moments shared in close surroundings that you might find relatable. These illustrations have definitely filled our hearts with warmth, what about you?
Jordi Lafebre is an illustrator, graphic novel author and character design artist from Barcelona, Spain, working as a freelancer since 1998. The artist shared with Bored Panda that he loves all kinds of art forms that involve storytelling. "I do love to tell stories."
Lafebre revealed that when he was a kid, he was drawing all the time. He also loved to play with his toys, coming up with all kinds of adventurous scenarios, as kids do. This passion for storytelling has never stopped. He holds a degree in art from the University of Barcelona and a degree in graphic arts from the Joso School in Barcelona, Spain. "My first gigs and publications were when I was 19 - pretty young. With not so much clue about the world or life - and I’ve been an artist ever since."
The artist admitted that he puts his energy into creating stories, which he loves to do. Even with a simple image, Lafebre strives to reach the audience's feelings, in a positive way. "I like to recreate life as it could be, meaningful and full of good feelings."
Lafebre grew up in Barcelona in the ’80s and '90s, meaning that he was watching all kinds of nice cartoons, animation and anime on TV and reading comic books from a news kiosk. "I remember collecting prints and magazine pages with classic art examples and studying them with attention and fascination. I really think that the combination of popular culture and classic fine art is what creates the artist I am today."
"After more than 20 years of a professional career, I still feel the same joy and excitement when a character appears from my pencil. I am the first to see them and it’s always magical. There is a moment when the piece I am working on is finished, some new world is created inside, and I can go and live there for a moment, and let the audience and readers live there as well."