Monday, 29 April 2013

Watercolours by Oriol Angrill Jordà

Jorda is a contemporary Spanish illustrator who uses watercolour and coloured pencil to create beautiful illustrations. He has created fashion illustrations for high profile companies, but recently has created a series combining water landscapes with fashion illustration to form a stunning series called 'Blendscapes'.

As I have a slight design identity crisis as to what kind of designer I am, Illustration is something I have always been interested in. Angrill Jorda's illustration series 'Blendscapes' perfectly captures the beauty that can be achieved in this growing design field. I love the combination of landscapes and portraiture, with a hint of realism thrown in there for good measure!

Jorda creates seemless portraits, half way between fashion illustration and abstract painting. The natural ridges of mountains have been perfectly placed to fit with the hairlines, the collars and the face. The textures; the splashes of colour and the cloudy skylines create stunning depth within the portraits, and the muted pastel colours chosen reflect a dramatic landscape fit for nature itself. I love this series of portraits, and could go on to talk about the rest of Jorda's work, but here is a selection from his 2012 illustration series entitled 'Blendscapes'.

Be sure to check out the rest of his work on his website here


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