Born in 1985, Borja Bonaque is a Spanish illustrator, more precisely from Valencia, where he studied at the University of Fine Arts. Today, Borja still lives in Valencia, where he works as a graphic designer and illustrator. Already during his university period, the artist started working with several Spanish advertising agencies, this experience led him to specialize in editorial illustration.
Over the years he has collected several collaborations with the likes of the Financial Times, Wallpaper, Wierd Magazine and Washington Post, while his clients include the names of New York Zoo, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Converse.
Whether it is a commissioned work or a personal project, Borja Bonaque’s modus operandi is always the same and develops entirely digitally. As a first step, he creates a draft of the drawing, once satisfied he moves on to the beautiful copy of the shapes and only as of the last step he thinks about which colors to add and how to use light and shadow. This last step turns out to be fundamental because the chosen nuances do not always reflect the real ones and what could seem a simple sketch of a city becomes the representation of something futuristic.
It is precisely on the urban landscapes that we want to focus your attention, presenting some of them below, but if you want to discover other works by Borja Bonaque visit his site!