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Inspired by.... Natalia

Today I'm back with another Inspired by... feature. This is a regular feature on my blog that is all about illustrating bloggers that inspire me. It's also a kind of a guest/ blog recommendation post, because it gives me a chance to share bloggers I love with you. This time I have illustrated Natalia from @inthewriterscloset.  You can check out her blog here. I'm sharing two watercolour paintings of Natalia with you, both of them were inspired by this post. The first painting is a portrait painting. It's been a while since I did a watercolour portrait painting and I really enjoyed making this one. I love the colours in this one, if I may say so myself. The second watercolour I'm sharing with you is done in fashion illustration style. As you know, I love fashion illustrations. I've been exploring fashion illustrating for a few years now, it's such an interesting field. I wrote about it a number of times, and you'll probably see me writing about it again some time in the future. However, today I'll keep this post short. Have a lovely day everyone! Here are links to some of my previous Inspired by features, in case you're curious about who else inspired me here, here, here, here, and here

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Inspired by.... Natalia
watercolour on paper

Inspired by.... Natalia
         First layer of paint, with the sketch in pencil still visible/Work in progress

Inspired by.... Natalia
Fashion illustration vs. photo reference


Inspired by.... Natalia
watercolour on paper


  1. Bellissime illustrazioni *_*

  2. Both illustrations are lovely! You captured Natalia beautifully and it was great to see your work in progress!

  3. Lovely illustration of her. I always love this series.

  4. Great post dear!

  5. Bellissimi entrambi, sia il ritratto che il look completo, poi che bei colori!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion Blogger

  6. Che brava Ivana! Diventi sempre più abile, soprattutto nei ritratti!
    Sono bellissime entrambe le illustrazioni e davvero somiglianti alle foto, ma il ritratto è davvero super!

  7. This is so beautiful. I think you've captured her wonderfully in both pieces, especially the clothes. Bravo!! Hope you have a lovely evening xx

  8. Thanks for the interesting post) Have a nice weekend)

  9. Ivana, you leave me speechless! You are amazing! Thank you SO MUCH for this wonderful surprise! Both paintings are really beautiful, lovely colors, great attention to detail - and just so touching and thoughtful! If I could, I would give you a HUGE HUG right now, you astonish me!
    Lots of love, dear friend!

  10. Thanks a lot :D

    amazing work my friend :D loved it!

    InstagramFacebook Official PageMiguel Gouveia / Blog Pieces Of Me :D

  11. Non conosco Natalia, ma come sempre hai fatto un ottimo lavoro Ivana!
    Kisses, Paola.


  12. They are lovely illustrations, and you're right you picked such nice colours! :)

    I like seeing your posts about your artwork, it's nice to have something creative and productive like this for a hobby! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely week so far and you have a fun weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  13. Bellissimo come sempre!!

  14. This is such a beautiful inspired illustration and clearly also inspired by nature! It's incredible where and how we come across inspiration, and even more incredible to see where it leads to, or what new thoughts it may spark :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead Ivana! x

  15. Love this piece, the colours are so pretty and it's fab to see you get inspiration from fellow bloggers!

    Corinne x

  16. I saw this drawing on Instagram and the result is LOVELY, especially for the way Natalia is looking at you! You really captured her feeling and the awesome style she shows on her Instagram posts!



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