Chile has a rather rich mythology, particularly from the island of Chiloé, from where the better recognized mythical figures, such as the Trauco and the Pincoya, originated from. That was the subject for the final exam of my workshop class, the second semester of 2007, with Jennifer King and Ximena Undurraga. What we created was a (loosely termed) dictionary of local mythological beings, a full book of them—since we were around 20, and everyone had to create ten, the result was around 200 pages worth of illustrations.

Diccionario de Seres Mitológicos en Chile cover

That was the final cover, I’m not sure whose design it is, but it showcases some unfinished illustrations pinned to a cork board. I created two concepts, but they were not selected (one, two).

Diccionario de Seres Mitológicos en Chile page

And that is how the book looks on the inside. The page on the left is my own work. Some are better than others, but here are all of them:

La mitología chilena es bastante rica, en particular aquella proveniente de la isla de Chiloé, de donde se originaron personajes como el Trauco y la Pincoya. Ese fue el tema del examen de mi taller del segundo semestre de 2007, con Jennifer King y Ximena Undurraga. Lo que creamos fue un supuesto ‘diccionario’ de seres mitológicos locales, todo un libro que comprende, ya que éramos cerca de 20 y cada quien hacía diez, alrededor de 200 ilustraciones.