About - Idoia Iribertegui
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I studied Fine Arts in Salamanca and then I moved to Barcelona where I lived for 15 years. After a few rounds around the world, I returned to my roots in a small town in the north of Spain where I grew up. I like to go for a walk every morning near the river and I often see squirrels and other curious critters.


I live with my husband, also an illustrator and graphic designer and our daughter who is a little great cartoonist. Our house is full of pencils, markers and brushes!


I am vivacious and a natural urbanite. From time to time, I escape to London for a little while, and I buy loads of books and a lot of tea.





I have been working as a professional illustrator since 2003, but I have been creating life on paper all my life. My art is published in textbooks, book covers, magazines and other types of publications. I also work with name-brands and institutions doing commercial illustration of all kinds.


In addition, I teach classes and workshops related to the illustration and use of image as a means of expression.





Richmon Publishing, Random House Mondadori, Éditions Glenat, Planeta, Anaya, Santillana, Ediciones B, Montena.





Every day people are often present in my work. I am interested in telling their stories, seeing how they interact with each other, or with the environment. I especially like domestic spaces; intimate settings. I also frequently draw places from urban environments as I am fascinated by historical buildings, the older the better.


Other things that I enjoy drawing are: rooftops under the blanket of night, majestic neglected gardens, abandoned dilapidated houses with large windows, secret greenhouses, old shop windows, aged wooden counters and cabinets, worn mosaics; cities stopped in time, forgotten happy moments brought to life with breezy intense colors.


My style is fresh, affectionate and full of details. I apply textures and patterns whenever I can. My favorite tool is pencil (graphite or color) and I adore watercolors and Chinese ink.


Whenever the project allows it, I prefer working by hand. At the end, I use a digital process for finishing touches or small things.