Alfonso Elola is an Illustrator from Spain. His works feature a style with a baroque touch that has a very theatrical and dramatic lighting. Let’s get to know him more in this interview.
You featured many skeletal figures in your artworks, what motivates you for doing this kind of artwork?
I like the skeletons since I was a little child. My family always gave me away things with skulls or bones, in christmas or in my birthdays haha. My uncle had a collection of skulls (falses, is not a real human skull are of plastic haha) and I saw admired when i was a kid. The skeletons for me represent what we really are on the inside with nothing to hide…for my skeletons have much life.
Your works are full of details, how much time do you usually spend for every single artwork?
I don’t work continuously in one piece so I don’t know. I work on many pieces at the same time.
I love your “Mary Tears” artwork, what is the story or message behind this piece?
Maria history is in my opinion even more painful and tragic than Jesus. I’m not a believer but from the beginning is an inspiring story and shows a beautiful maternal instinct.
Do you collaborate with other artists? If so, what are your preferences for an artist to have a collab with you?
I’m in a group of artists called sense collective but everyone works separately. I don’t like someone work one piece with me. Each piece is very personal.
What is the best and worst thing about working with illustration?
The best, is that is my true passion… makes me feel happy create these things. The worse, the days are short, not enough time for anything else.
How do you describe yourself as an artist?
Worker but not always I can show all the stupid things I draw.
Can you tell us more about your experience in creating your Raym (Book Cover) artwork?
I really prefer to draw women’s. I look nicer for art but the client wanted men and almost always the client wins.
What projects are you currently working on? What can we expect to see from you in the future?
I am currently doing a series of baroque portraits but I’m still not sure how it will end. In the near future will likely try perfecting my technique to a more distant future. I have really wanted to make a carved wooden sculptures but even I have neither the time nor the money.
More about Alfonso Elola
Alfonso worked in an advertising agency before he graduated and has two years at most to keep doing his work. You can find more of his works on his Behance profile.