Sometimes you discover something, like it but forget about it a few days later. Not so with these gorgeous illustrations. Julia Bereciartu’s portfolio has been in my bookmarks bar for nearly three years. I came across her work during my summer at RISD, also known as The Summer That Changed Everything or The Summer I Slept with Headphones so I Wouldn’t Overhear the Sexual Exploration in the Next Room. But I digress.
Julia is an exceptionally talented illustrator who rocks the freelance world from Madrid. If you browse her portfolio, you’ll find an assortment of mixed media collages, Polaroid photography and illustrated patterns, people and scenes. Her virtual Moleskine of “Watercolor Girls,” however, is my fav. It’s so charming and her character design is an inspiration to this design student. It really takes talent to infuse such a small space with so much personality. I want to write a story about each of these fantastic women! It’s hard to choose favorites since they are all so darling, but here are a few of mine:
Don’t you think that last one’s probably named Greta?
I also love the way Julia presented these in her portfolio. Showing the illustrations in their original home, a Moleskine watercolor notebook, adds to the appeal. A special touch that hasn’t gone unnoticed.
If you want more (and who wouldn’t?), you can visit Julia’s Etsy shop here. Thank you for letting me feature your work, Julia!