personalized portraits in Valencia
cothe sánchez


Cothe Sánchez (Valencia, 1972). Graduated in Conservation and Restoration from BBCC by the Polytechnic University of Valencia (2016) and Bachelor in Economics from the University of Valencia (1997). Later I have expanded my training with studies in Development of Multimedia Editorial Products (2018).

Currently my work focuses on Freelance Illustration, both traditional and digital, as well as large format painting. I have always been passionate about the art world and I like to experiment with different techniques and see how materials behave. I enjoy painting large-scale works, both oil and acrylic, although nowadays my work is focused on the illustrated portrait, mostly female, where I combine different techniques (graphite, watercolor, colored pencil, collage …) , resulting in subtle and delicate faces. I also make custom portraits on request for private clients. If you want more info click here.

I also dedicate myself to Editorial Illustration, as the design made for the cover and back cover of the novel «Lo que queda de mí», by the writer Mónica Conde (2018).



Do you want an original customized illustration or portrait but in black and white?. This is the option that best fits what you are looking for. Illustrations and portraits in different scales of grays, full of texture and with the incredible velvety effect so special that graphite gives them. If you are a lover of the pencil in pure state, without a doubt, this is a safe bet.


If on the contrary, you are one of those who like to put color to life and want an illustration or a portrait in black and white but with a touch of color, you can opt for a mixed technique: texture and intensity that gives the graphite combined with the delicacy that watercolor brings. Vivid and transparent colors that make the work much richer.


You can also opt for an illustration or personalized portrait combining the strokes in pencil with the Collage technique. This technique consists in adhering a paper with a pattern of your choice to the drawing to give an original and different touch. I personally like to use it to give a special touch to clothes. Dare with the Collage !!


If what you want is to illustrate a story, the cover of your novel, diaries, notebooks, design a nice and original personalized cards, or anything else that comes to mind, get in touch with me and tell me your idea. Sure we find the solution that best suits what you’re looking for.