MadonnaTribe meets Gabriel Lucero
The MadonnaTribe team is happy to meet Gabriel Lucero, talented artist from Argentina. His Madonna Midget clips have rapidly become viral and we are very curious to go behind the scenes of this internet sensation.
Hi Gabriel, and welcome to MadonnaTribe. Your Madonna midgets are very appreciated by fans, how did you get the idea to create these “mini animated scenes” devoted to the Queen Of Pop?
Hi! I think that Madonna, like any other artist, in the bottom of her heart is just a kid playing. Aside from the adult themes that you can see her videos, sexuality, controversy, I see a little girl playing and having fun getting attention. That’s why I decided to do versions of her videos showing this innocent side that sometimes it’s hard to see.
You do have much talent as a illustrator, that allows you to create these cartoon versions of Madonna, but how you create these mini Madonnas? First on paper and then on the computer?
No, I draw straight on the computer. I don’t use pencil and paper anymore, I use a digital pen now.
How are these “Madonna Midgets” technically done? What is the process you go through?
First of all I choose the video, after I draw Madonna in the software I use to do the animation. I have to create a sort of skeleton of her with which I figure out her body and facial movements. It takes a lot of time and dedication. Once I’m done with the body I go ahead creating the backdrop layouts.
How do you choose the Midget you do, is there some video you wanted to do and for some reason didn’t turn out as expected?
I choose videos that seem easy to me to shorten to a one minute lenght. I wanted to do Fever, but I didn’t like the way it came out.
Now I’m doing the live version of Girl Gone Wild, but choreography is a bit hard to achieve. I’d also like to do Bad Girl, but that would take a lot of time as it really deserves a great video.
From what I see in these Midgets, perfect and rich in details, I assume you are a huge fan of our Queen Of Pop. Since when are you a Madonna fan and what do her music and career inspire to you?
It shows I love her, right? I’m a fan since 1989, when I used to listen to Like A Prayer on the radio and I never stopped being a fan ever since.
Madonna really inspires me, she taught me not to be afraid of changes, to take risks, to believe in freedom of expression and that there are no limits when you have the will to reach the things you wish for.
Can you tell MadonnaTribe readers a bit more about your next midget?
Girl Gone Wild is almost done. I have a few other things to do at the moment but as soon as I have time, I will give it the final touch and release it.
And of all the midgets you have released so far, which is your favourite ever one?
The one I like the most is Vogue as it turned out really well and funny.
One of the midgets that I like the most is one of the most recent ones, Gang Bang, inspired by the MDNA tour performance.
Due to the violence and spread blood it is a little bit different from the other cartoons you have made in this series. Are you thinking of changing direction a bit with the next cartoons?
At first I wanted to draw Madonna’s entire career as a cartoon. I wanted that the difference between moods and themes of each song would be tangible.
Gang Bang is a very dark song and I thought that the contrast beetween that dark side and children feel of my cartoon would be good. I don’t have an exact direction to go with my videos, no one knows where they might be heading to.
And we can’t wait to find out where you and the Midgets will be heading to!
Thank you so much Gabriel for stopping by at MadonnaTribe – Home of Madonna Fans.
Check out all of Gabriel Lucero‘s Madonna Midgets on YouTube.