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Begona F. Martin

Freelance Comic Artist & Storyboarder

3035
Location:London, London, United Kingdom
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/begonafmartin
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I am Begona F. Martin, a practicing artist based in London.

I graduated at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Seville (Spain), where I specialized in drawing and graphic design; and the Winchester School of Art (England) in the New Media pathway, where I re-discovered photography, formal illustration and other media. I also got my MA in Photography at the University of the Arts London.

I have an extensive experience as a comic and graphic novel artist, storyboard artist and illustrator:

I have experience within the illustration and graphic novel industry, where I have worked as a graphic novel artist in Spain (I had the opportunity to work along with international writers and artists i.e.: Fantastic Four's Rafael Marin), the UK, South Africa, Berlin, and also as a collaborative illustrator for the actor and comic artist Terrance Zdunich from the USA.

I've been working for/with several filmmakers, TV spots, music videos and companies in Singapore, Canada, Spain, London (UK) and Berlin (Germany), and also for several of my own experimental film projects.

Some of my last storyboard works include a full-colour storyboard for a Skittles commercial and a 250+ pages storyboard for an upcoming 90 min film based in London.

I also have experience graphic designer, and I have an excellent knowledge of Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator (CS6) among other software programs.

I'm highly skilled in both traditional and digital techniques, and I do also have experience within watercolour illustration and digital painting.

IT Skills:

- Windows XP, Windows 7, MacOSx
- Adobe Creative Suite
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Audition
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Lightroom
- Final Cut Pro (MacOSx)
- Soundtrack Pro (MacOSx)
- Sony sound Forge
- Windows Office

I am specially interested in artistic photography and retouching, and of course graphic novels.

Please find some online portfolios below:

http://www.begonamartin.com/illustration_storyboard_comic_portfolio.pdf
http://www.begonamartin.com/photoportfolio2.pdf
http://www.begonamartin.com/BegonaFernandezMartinCV.pdf

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AWARDS

• Runner-up - Serco Prize for Illustration 2012 - The Secret London (London Transport Museum, Covent Garden, London - November 2012)
• Actor and Illustrator Terrance Zdunich’s “The Molting Art Contest” – Illustration published on the 5th issue of the graphic novel “The Molting” (2010, USA)
• First Prize “10 de Octubre, Día Mundial contra la Pena de Muerte” (2005, Sevilla, Spain) • Third Prize “III Certamen de Jóvenes Periodistas de El País” (2003, Spain)
Published works and work experience

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SELECTED PUBLISHED WORKS AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

2013 - until present
• Jumping Bean Ltd. Merchandise photograoher and assistant (London, UK)
• Several storyboards for different HR departments and Creative Directors
• Storyboard artist for the company Incursion Media (London, UK)
• Concept Art Illustrator for filmmaker Richard Anthony Dunford (London, UK)
• Model at Gerald Moore Gallery, Eltham College (London, UK)
• Model for the University of the Arts London (London, UK)
• Model for illustrator Sue Dray (London, UK)
• Performer for Gingerline (London, UK)
• Winter Wonderland Photographer (London, UK)

2013
• Photographer Assistant for photographer David Cotter (London, UK)
• Storyboard artist for the company Incursion Media (London, UK)
• Concept Art Illustrator for filmmaker Richard Anthony Dunford (London, UK)
• Model at Gerald Moore Gallery, Eltham College (London, UK)
• Model for the University of the Arts London (London, UK)
• Model for illustrator Sue Dray (London, UK)
• Performer for Gingerline (London, UK)
• Winter Wonderland Photographer (London, UK)
• Soundtrack Pro (MacOSx)
• Sony sound Forge
• Microsoft Office
• CMS database

2012
• Model for the University of the Arts London (London, UK)
• Model for illustrator Sue Dray (London, UK)
• Performer for Gingerline (London, UK)
• Comic artist for the comic online collection “Cabbie Chronicles” (Lagos, Nigeria)
• Winter Wonderland Photographer (London, UK)
• Storyboard for the company Exclusive Identity (Singapore)
• PA and assistant for the artist Marc Hulson (London, UK)
• PA for the artist Lennie Lee and Lennie Lee Museum (London, UK)
• Five Years Gallery assistant - front of house duties (London, UK)
• Photographic works for the Technician Passport, London College of Communication (London, UK)
• Photographic works for the University of the Arts London (London, UK)
• Storyboards for the company Detangled Enterprises Inc. (Edmonton, Canada)
• Storyboard for the short film “Assessment” by Ric Servini (London, UK)
• Concept Art for the short film “Night Vision” by Richard Anthony Dunford (London, UK)
• “Así Suena Cádiz” Documentary Film (filming & editing), Berlin (Germany)
• Storyboard for the short film “Brave Marin” by ShadowStage (London, UK)
• Photographic work at Tower of London Ice Rink (London, UK)

2011
• Teaching Illustrations for the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art Gallery, London (UK)
• Short stop-motion film “Kannibale” London (UK)
• Photographic work at Winter Wonderland, Hyde Park, London (UK)
• Photographic work and Graphic Design for the company Wine Simplicity, Royal Tunbridge Wells (UK)
• Intership with fashion photographer Indira Cesarine for the fashion magazine “4X-magazine”, London (UK)
• Storyboard for the short film “Happy Birthday, Mom!” by Khaled, London (UK)
• Storyboard for the short film “City A” by Tess Savina, London (UK)
• Performance Art collaboration with Michael Slusakowicz at the Institute of Contemporary Art ICA, London (UK)

2010
• Short film “Once Upon a Time” – Winchester (UK)
• Illustration featured in the graphic novel “The Molting” by Terrance Zdunich – (USA)
• Performance “El adiós (reprise)” – Antidesign Festival – London (UK)
• Performance “El adiós” – ArtEvict – London (UK)
• Several design works for the Winchester School of Art (WSA Prospectus, banners, etc.) – Winchester (UK)
• Photography works for Winchester School of Art – Winchester (UK)

2009
• Self-published fanzine “Wake up” – Winchester (UK)
• Project “No Working Title” - collaboration between British Universities (Winchester, Kent and Bath) – Tate Modern Gallery London, (UK)
• Comic as part of the collection “12 del Doce” – Cádiz (Spain)
• Performance “When the vowels seduced the man” – The Hyde Tavern, Winchester (UK)
• Illustration and design of the “Aniraise Nippon Festival 2009” poster – Cádiz (Spain)
• Performance “La caída al abismo” - Winchester School of Art, Winchester (UK)
• Performance “Tetas” – Winchester School of Art, Winchester (UK)
• Illustration for the book “Halloween y Don Juan Tenorio” – Mayi Ediciones – (Spain)
Several published works in different fanzines (such as “Generación Sur”, official fanzine of the International Comic Festival - Granada) and other media.
Several short films and illustration/graphic novel work exhibited/published.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Solo
• “I Love You” Notting Hill Arts Club (2011, London., UK) [comic and illustration]
• “GONE”, Winchester School of Art (2008, Winchester, UK) [comic]

Group
• “New Beginnings” Arts Against Knives Gallery (2012, London) [Illustration]
• ”Berlin unhinged” (2012, SO36 in Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany) [photography and illustration/comic]
• “Leftovers” group photography exhibition (2011, Hackney, London, UK) [photography]
• “Dark Holidays” Notting Hill Art Club group exhibition (2011, London, UK) [photography]
• Interim MA Photography Exhibition (2011, London, UK) [photography]
• Comic Exhibition “La hora de las tortas” (2009, Cádiz, Spain) [comic]
• “Winchester School of Art Degree Show”, Winchester School of Art (2009, Winchester, UK)
• “You are here”, Winchester School of Art (2009, Winchester, UK) [comic – performance]
• “OLIO - Go ask Alice”, Winchester School of Art (2008, Winchester, UK) [comic]
• “IKAS” (2008, Bilbao, Spain) [photography]
• Photography Exhibition “Índice 08” (2008, Sevilla, Spain) [photography]
• “VIII Certamen Nacional Fernando Quiñones” (2007, Cádiz, Spain) [photography and sculpture]
• Several Art Exhibitions (Semana Cultural), Facultad de Bellas Artes (2005-2007, Sevilla, Spain)
• “10 de Octubre, Día Mundial contra la Pena de Muerte” (2005, Sevilla, Spain) [painting and illustration]
• “Ópera Prima” (2005, Sevilla, Spain) [painting and performance]
Skills (2) Rating
Comic Art
Storyboarding