Maite Gurrutxaga – Paesi Baschi

maite gurrutxaga2Maite Gurrutxaga (1983)

is a Basque illustrator.

She studied Fine Arts in Bilbao and Barcelona, and she also studied illustration in Barcelona.
She has illustrated books for children, teenagers and adults. She enjoys this work a lot but she considers it is important to create her own stories, That is why she works often in her sketchbooks. In 2012 a compilation of her sketchbooks was published in the publishing house EDO! (San Sebastián).
For her it is also important to collaborate with people from other disciplines such as writers, drama players, musicians… In 2013 she created from one of these co-workings a comic book based on a theater role play. The result was the comic book called Habiak (Nests). She has learnt a lot from these collaborations.
She usually works with traditional techniques such as watercolors, inks, pencils… because she likes to work directly with these materials.

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