Dreaming in Watercolor and Film: Natalia Resmini's Mexico Sketchbook

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From left, Natalia Resmini Lola Mignot and Karina Rozunko dance at the CasaLove. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 

Most people's memories flash back in the brilliant realism of photographs, but if you’re illustrator Natalia Resmini, the figures in your dreams dance in watery pigments and brushstroke lines.

The Italian Seeababe shared with us her sketchbook of drawings compiled on a visit to Sayulita, Mexico earlier this year for the MexiLogFest. Melding the photographs by fellow traveler Luki O’Keefe and local shooter Ed Fladung, Natalia’s paintings add an emotional soundtrack layer to the freeze-framed instants.

“My idea was to collect the best pictures of the holiday, and write a story using the drawings as a “Fil Rouge” (common thread). The relationship between the drawings and the picture comes from the memory and the shape. I would call it “a sensation game.

I would like to thank Ed Fladung, Luki O’Keefe, Alessandro Ponzanelli and the Seeababes for their collaboration and unique view."

You’ll never look at vacation slideshows the same way again.


From left, Karina Rozunko, Lola Mignot and Natalia Resmini at CasaLove. Illustrations by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
From left, Hallie Rohr, Lola Mignot and Justine Mauvin. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Luki O'Keefe.
Unofficial mayor of Sayulita, Israel Preciado. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Ed Fladung. 
Luki O'Keefe hands the camera to a friend. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. 
Lola Mignot paddles out. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Nathan Strom. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Sebastiano Concas hangs ten. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Alessandro Ponzanelli. 


Seeababes sisterhood. Illustration by Natalia Resmini. Photo by Luki O'Keefe. 
Drinking memories. Photo of artist, Natalia Resmini by Ed Fladung. 
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