Meet The Barcelona-Based Illustrator, Raquel Villanueva

Illustration © Raquel Villanueva
Illustration © Raquel Villanueva
Photo of Tara Jessop
24 April 2017

We asked Barcelona-based illustrator Raquel Villanueva to take part in our ‘Meet The…’ series to find out more about the creator of these ethereal drawings. You can see more of Raquel’s work on her Tumblr, Facebook page or Instagram. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll love the fact that she even has her very own series of GIFs to choose from!

Illustration | © Raquel Villanueva

What is the most unusual request you’ve had”

I made a commission for someone who wanted to get back someone special. They were living in different countries, and one of them contacted me to do some works for him to make a series of surprises to the other person. I loved to participate in that, it was a challenge for me, I had to give my best to make it up. I never knew what happened next.
What advice would you give to someone who was trying to break into the business”

Believe in yourself and do it, nobody will start it for you. Take your time to think and plan what you want to do, and go for it.

What’s next”

It’s very important to be constant and to BE PATIENT. To see the results of a new project will take some time. Keep working everyday, be loyal to yourself and keep in mind your goals.

Illustration | © Raquel Villanueva

What is your dream project?

The one that I have in mind now is to use my travel diaries to make an illustration book.

If you could only bring three things to a desert island, what would they be”

A computer full of TV series, a notebook and beer.

Illustration | © Raquel Villanueva

How would you describe your work in 80 characters”

I talk about feelings and personal stories, mixing illustration and photography.
Hummus or guacamole? Hummus.

Apple or android’ Apple.

Picasso or Miró? Picasso.

Coffee or tea? Tea.

Fame or money? Money.

Train or plane? Plane.
By Tara Jessop

Cookies Policy

We and our partners use cookies to better understand your needs, improve performance and provide you with personalised content and advertisements. To allow us to provide a better and more tailored experience please click "OK"