this was an exclusive summer print for my book campaign which is not available anymore. but it's also presented in my art book "cozy days" along with the other three exclusive season illustrations (link in bio).
are you ready for summer yet? i'm not, because i've still a lot of work to do at the moment. but i'm looking forward to enjoy the sun when i'm done. i just hope it won't get too hot. weather is getting so extreme these days. 🔥
any tips for staying cool during a heat wave? .
Phew, that was difficult to choose, but here are 16 of my favourite matcha girl versions of my "draw this in your style" challenge (swipe - in the middle my original girl). the artists are all tagged on their pictures.
way over 1000 entries so far and i loved them all! don't be disappointed if i didn't choose your artwork, but there where too many great ones and it's just my personal subjective taste.
you can see more selected pieces in my highlights and of course all by searching for the hashtag #iravillematcha.
thank you so much for taking part everyone! for those that didn't post there matcha girl yet: don't worry, i'm still looking forward to seeing more. what i liked most were the many different styles and great ideas.
In the past i used to love writing letters, especially with real ink on paper. and even more i liked to decorate them. in my childhood i had a bunch of penpals and i spent hours of decorating these letters. now i don't have penpals anymore, because social media has taken over the role, but from time to time i still like to write letters via snail mail to my friends and family. and when i do this i make them extra special.
here are two examples how i like to handpaint these envelopes and writing sheets. what about you, do you still write and send letters with snail mail? i'm thinking about making a little stationery collection for my shop, would you be interested?
Today i would like to announce that i will close my etsy shop this saturday (may 18th, 8pm cest) for a while because of too much work and because i need more time to create new artworks and products for my shop.
so if you want to buy something, you should do it before the end of saturday. these 3 portraits are still available as a set of giclée prints. besides other pieces, of course. ☺
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finally i managed to enter a piece for the #drawthisinyourstyle challenge. a lot of you asked me to do that, but until now i didn't have enough time, and i thought it would be too late for this. but it seems this challenge is still going on and i really wanted to do this. also i'm very curious to see your interpretations of my "matcha girl". 😅
the rules are simple:
tag me (@iraville ) and in the picture if you want to enter your version of my illustration, and use the hashtag #iravillematcha. of course your account has to be public if you want to take part. i will post my favourites in my story and in my feed. maybe your piece will be featured! i'm looking forward to see your versions! 😃
do you have any questions?
I made this illustration some time ago for @nobrowpress magazine's 10th anniversary edition book "studio dreams". i totally forgot to post this back then, because the book was published at the same time when the kickstarter campaign for my own book "cozy days" started. 😅
but better late then never.
the book features a lot of great illustrators and their interpretation of "studio dreams".😍