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Illustrator based in Munich with a passion for watercolors, autumn, nature, birds and cozy things๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ twitter: Iraville_de ๐ŸŒณ YouTube&Tumblr: iraville

https://linktr.ee/iraville
Waterfall and camping dog.๐Ÿ˜…
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This illustration is completely painted with my mineral and earth pigment palette.
โžก Swipe for close-up and palette โžก
I really have a soft spot for natural, non organic pigments. One reason is their granulation and lightfastness, but also the idea to paint
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
Waterfall and camping dog.๐Ÿ˜…
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this illustration is completely painted with my mineral and earth pigment palette.
โžก swipe for close-up and palette โžก
i really have a soft spot for natural, non organic pigments. one reason is their granulation and lightfastness, but also the idea to paint "nature with nature". my favourite natural pigment is bloodstone. i used it mainly for the stone parts here. mixed with a little bit of sodalite.
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#waterfall #camping #dog #outdoor #illustration #illustrationart #watercolors #mineralpigments #earthpigments #nature #pigments #landscape
28,805 168 2 days ago
Summertime โ˜€ 
This was an exclusive summer print for my book campaign which is not available anymore. But it's also presented in my art book
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
Summertime โ˜€
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).
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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. ๐Ÿ”ฅ
any tips for staying cool during a heat wave? .
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#summer #summertime #sun #pond #nature #illustration #art #illust #watercolor #illustrators #characterdesign
20,961 62 5 days ago
It's finally time for sketching outside again. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿกโ˜€ Messy/rough pencil sketch in my selfmade sketchbook from yesterday. 
I'm trying to find out what materials to use on the go for this summer. Pencils, graphite, watercolors or anything else? What are your favourite tools for sketching outside?
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#sketchbook #pencil #sketch #sketching #graphite #roughsketch #roofs #houses #trees #urbansketching
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
It's finally time for sketching outside again. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿกโ˜€ messy/rough pencil sketch in my selfmade sketchbook from yesterday.
i'm trying to find out what materials to use on the go for this summer. pencils, graphite, watercolors or anything else? what are your favourite tools for sketching outside?
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#sketchbook #pencil #sketch #sketching #graphite #roughsketch #roofs #houses #trees #urbansketching
21,161 91 2 weeks ago
Phew, that was difficult to choose, but here are 16 of my favourite matcha girl versions of my
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
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.
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#drawthisinyourstyle #drawthisinyourstylechallenge #matcha #matchagirl #dtiys #art #characterdesign #diversity
23,148 86 3 weeks ago
Here is a new piece for my
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
Here is a new piece for my "plant hair ladys" collection. this one is inspired by succulents. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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#portrait #succulents #illustration #watercolors #watercolorpainting #illust #illustratorsofinstagram #characterdesign #animationart
26,756 125 3 weeks ago
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?
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#letters #snailmail #lettering #art #stationery #illustration #plantdesign #design #paperlove
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
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?
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#letters #snailmail #lettering #art #stationery #illustration #plantdesign #design #paperlove
28,416 210 4 weeks ago
I recorded the painting process of my
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
I recorded the painting process of my "draw this in your style" matcha girl. you can see the full video on my youtube channel (link in bio). let me know if you enjoy the video, it took me soo much time to edit, export and upload this... ๐Ÿ˜…
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music by kai engel http://freemusicarchive.org/music/kai_engel/
creative commons attribution-noncommercial 4.0 international public license
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#drawthisinyourstyle #dtiys #drawthisinyourstylechallenge #iravillematcha #process #watercolorart #illustration #illust #watercolor
58,446 481 4 weeks ago
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 giclรฉe prints. Besides other pieces, of course. โ˜บ
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#prints #art #giclรฉeprints #characterdesign #illustration #portrait #watercolorart #illustrationart #giclรฉe
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
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. โ˜บ
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#prints #art #gicléeprints #characterdesign #illustration #portrait #watercolorart #illustrationart #giclée
34,355 138 last month
๐ŸŒฑMatchagirl๐ŸŒฑ
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
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
๐ŸŒฑmatchagirl๐ŸŒฑ
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". ๐Ÿ˜…
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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! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
do you have any questions?
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#dtiys #drawthisinyourstylechallenge #matcha #characterdesign #illustrationart #illust #watercolorart #watercolor #tea
45,040 321 last month
I made this illustration some time ago for @nobrowpress magazine's 10th anniversary edition book
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
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. ๐Ÿ˜…
but better late then never.
the book features a lot of great illustrators and their interpretation of "studio dreams".๐Ÿ˜
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#nobrow #art #illustration #studiodreams #illustrators #book #workspace #trees #nature
28,333 91 last month
Here in Munich we have a very big park called Englischer Garten (English Garden) i like to visit in spring. A few days ago, when the weather was much nicer and warmer than now (actually it even snowed a bit today), I was so inspired by all the blooming trees there that I started this painting. However, this is not the English Garden at all, but just a park from my imagination.
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#park #spring #trees #parklife #watercolorpainting #watercolor #art #landscape #illustratorsofinstagram #illust #illustrationart
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
Here in munich we have a very big park called englischer garten (english garden) i like to visit in spring. a few days ago, when the weather was much nicer and warmer than now (actually it even snowed a bit today), i was so inspired by all the blooming trees there that i started this painting. however, this is not the english garden at all, but just a park from my imagination.
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#park #spring #trees #parklife #watercolorpainting #watercolor #art #landscape #illustratorsofinstagram #illust #illustrationart
26,486 117 last month
Smeared some little fellows with graphite into my sketchbook. (You can see some process videos in my story.)
Which one is your favourite? Cat person or dog person? ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฏ
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#cats #dogs #kitten #sketchbook #sketches #sketching #sketch #graphite #pencil #pencildrawing
@iraville Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde
@iraville
Smeared some little fellows with graphite into my sketchbook. (you can see some process videos in my story.)
which one is your favourite? cat person or dog person? ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฏ
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#cats #dogs #kitten #sketchbook #sketches #sketching #sketch #graphite #pencil #pencildrawing
31,390 183 last month