Today, it is Earth Day. I normally don't do with the international days and such, but I wanted to do something for Earth day.The environment is a matter that is very close to my heart, and I try to do what I can in my daily life to reduce my impact on this beautiful planet and its living creatures... And if I can pass a message through my art and my watercolors, that is even better...
If I haven't been posting a lot lately, it is because a few weeks ago, I started collaborating with an amazing brand here in Barcelona, full-time. It is a great opportunity to just draw all day long and do what I love! In the last few weeks, I have been working on their online magazine and illustrated a mini-guide of Paris, oui oui! I hope you will like it!
This illustration is quite different in style from what I am used to make, but I've been wanting to illustrate this scene for a few days and to do something different. I have seen the image below on Pinterest and this couch just sticks in my mind! It is my first try at an interior watercolor illustration, so please be kind on me! I am not sure about the colors of it, if they go well together... Sometimes when you are too much into something you can't get out of it and judge with an outside look.
When I finished this illustration, I was thinking about these questions: - What makes my style mine? What elements are recurring in my work? - Should I stick to a couple subjects to draw, so that my work is cohesive? - Who cares what "style" it is, if I made it that's the important, right?
The truth is I am still in a search for my illustration style, so I am still experimenting with subjects, ways to represent things, etc. And maybe I failed on this one, but well, as they say, it is by failing and doing that you learn!
When I lived in Holland not so long ago, my house was full of plants. I really like having plants around me. Unfortunately at the moment since I moved to Barcelona, I haven't been able to put as many plants as I wish in my house, and that might be why I am drawing so many plants. I hope you will enjoy this small guide to air-puryfing houseplants as much as I enjoyed to illustrate them!