All month long contributors to Drawing Lab will be giving away a copy of the book! The first on the list is Argentine artist and illustrator Gustavo Aimar… here is a selection of his wonderful work:

I’m not sure where I first saw Gustavo’s work, but I loved it immediately! He is a “Featured Artist,” which means his creative statement is printed on pages 84-85, along with several mixed media images. I really loved this line:

For those like me who work with ideas, images, and concepts — and at the same time are inspired by the world around us — the “fun” factor is very important.

Yes!

He also did a special drawing for Lab 28: Collaborate with a Child: Drawings (page 78), where he collaborated with his three-year-old nephew to make this piece:

(So sweet!)

Gustavo is hosting a book giveaway on his blog this week, so head on over and make a comment! (He will pick a winner July 11th.) (And I hope you will take some time to familiarize yourself with his wonderful illustrations!)

Thanks Gustavo!