Monday, October 11, 2010

In the spirit of.... #1

...Stina Wirsén. Sort of. Ink, collage and coloured pencils on paper.

This is an assignment for a corse that I take in illustration. The assignment is to do three illustrations in the spirit of another illustrator, inspired by some daily activity in your life. This is inspired by Swedish artist Stina Wirsén who make fantastic illustrations for childrens books, fashion magazines, newspapers..... The story in my first example above is me doing yoga to mentally run away from the stressful ordinary life in the city (right side) to some calm "inner place" or something, inspired by nature (left side). The text reads "andas" which means "breathe". I realize I should have turned it around since you usually read from left to right, but hey.... my life is a mess anyway ;)


  1. I like your inspirational artist... I had to pop over to her website as I've never heard of her... and how you've taken the simplicity of her lines and made the image yours.

  2. Thank you for the link! I can see why you would choose her for this project. I think you've done a fabulous job emulating her style, yet it remains your own.