Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Chapulines Collection First Sketches

In this first post for the Sketches section, I want to show you the first sketches of the Chapulines Collection concept!.

I was looking for a joyful, sweet and fun concept :D
This is the final result of the first sketches:

And the Chapulines Collection concept and illustrations are still evolving, as you can see in the About page.
Have a nice day!
María Salas

The Artist's Way: An inspiring Book!

It's my first post about Inspiration, and it's dedicated to The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron, an inspiring book I love.
The Artist's Way is mostly for writers, but It's good for all kind of creatives, in other words... for everybody!, in this book you will find interesting ideas, uplifting quotes, and fun excersises to overcome creative blocks, limiting beliefs and self-sabotage.

It's about allowing ourselves to be creative, imperfect, and enjoying it!, it's about having faith.
“Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough...” The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The description of the book is: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity, and Julia Cameron talks a lot about God in it, she has a beautiful perspective about God!, but even if you don't believe in God and/or if you don't like spiritual books, you might like this book!, am I too optimistic?, maybe...

To be sure, find more details about The Artist's Way on Amazon (a preview, table of contents and other reviews): Click here to go to The Artist's Way on Amazon

Have a nice and creative day!

María Salas


Monday, March 17, 2014


Hi!! Welcome to the Chapulines Collection website!!
I'll be posting here information related to my Chapulines Collection Shop, including, but not limited to, discounts, freebies, new items, sketches, stories, facebook hops and color challenges :D
Also, I'll have inspirational and tutorial posts about illustration, creativity and digital design.
*You can find more details about this website and the Chapulines Collection Shop in the About page.