I had that idea for a very sad, melancholic illustration about a writer living in a house that was actually a cemetary. In my mind it was a dark, sinister, somehow Mignola-ish illustration that I really wanted to do... but I postponed it for a while, and when I took it up again some weeks later I found that I had changed my mine. Now I wanted to try how the same idea would look like if rendered with a bright and colorful style. I also decided to use flat colors to make it even naïver than the original idea. The result is, of course, something totally different from what it should have been, but I enjoyed a lot doing it.
The model for the writer was actress Mónica López, after some pictures of her I took during the filming of a music video she starred.