Art of Alex Gallego: Design & Caricatures
Illustrator / Cartoonist Alex Gallego
At only 17 years old Alex was offered his first creative position; An illustrator for a small promotional company in Barcelona, Spain. A few years later, he made a leap to the most popular humour magazine in Spain, El Jueves, where he accepted a position as a web designer. The following year would be the beginning of his freelance career, which is what he always wanted. In the ten years that passed, Alex established a solid business with clients in Spain, UK and Portugal, Germany and USA. Alex's clients range from big to small from many sectors including publicity, television, international conventions, marketing, cosmetics, editorial, newspaper and theater. They include the Disney Channel, Disney Cinemagic, Disney JUNIOR, ESPN Channel, IBM, SONY, The International Comicon of Barcelona, The International Book Fair of Barcelona, TV3 (tv channel in Spain), A3 (tv channel in Spain), Monty Python's SPAMALOT (as illustrator for backgrounds and props), Kau Boots, Wimpy Kid license, CITROËN, The 25st Anniversary DVD of QUEEN's Wembley Stadium Concert, and others. Nowadays Alex also draws a weekly caricature in a brand new newspaper in Spain, every Saturday within a famous TV host feature, and topical humour in the Sunday humorous extra. Best Tips & Advice: Focus on the sketching / drawing and repeat the face as long as you want until you get the right likeness. Focus on the eyes, which is the most important part of the face. Once you have the eyes, the rest of the face comes by itself.