Frida Kahlo by Tavo Montañez | Editorial Illustration

Tavo Montañez drew this wonderful set of illustrationsfor an article about Frida Kahlo written by Desireé Torres and published by Aire, a magazine edited by Aeromexico and Grupo Expansión.
Illustrations are a pencil drawing remastered and colored in Adobe Photoshop with Wacom Cintiq.
Check out and appreciate Tavo Montañez’s Frida Kahlo and other amazing illustrations on his portfolio:


Los amores de Frida

“110 years after her birth, she is not only considered to be an icon by art history, but our culture also acknowledges her as one of the main pillars of the 20th century”.

Frida Kahlo by Tavo Montañez


Memorias de una niña alegre

“Guillermo and Frida were very close, because he taught her everything about beauty, since he was not only a photographer, but he also painted, mainly watercolor”.

Frida Kahlo by Tavo Montañez


Eros es dual, así como Frida

“In the end, she lived among passions, but always true to herself; she said she loved Diego just like he was, because if she had wished to change him, then she would have loved another Diego…”

Frida Kahlo by Tavo Montañez


Frida y Cristina

“Cristina was undoubtedly another love of hers. Cristina used to leave her children to go look after her sister in New York”

Frida Kahlo by Tavo Montañez


Amor a lo mexicano

“In fact, in this house (on Aguayo street) was where she painted a ribbon held by two sparrows that reads: “’the spongers’ inn’, because this is where everyone came to eat… Frida loved sopecitos”

Frida Kahlo by Tavo Montañez


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VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (