Everyone struggles with artist’s block at some point, but did you know there’s an entire world of inspiration waiting in your own kitchen? The colors, patterns and textures of fruit are amazingly diverse – something Marija Tiurina took full advantage of in her project “Fruit as Characters”.
The UK illustrator is known for her uniquely whimsical watercolor paintings and distinct style. For this series of paintings, she chose a wide selection of fruits and made each one into a character of its own. No two are alike and it’s fascinating to see how she integrated the different parts of the fruit into each character design.
A fuzzy hat here or a juicy dress there – it all shows that with a little creativity, anything can become a source of inspiration.
What materials does Marija Tiurina use?
Earlier this year Marija put out a video going through some of her favorite materials for watercolor. We’ve tracked down a few of her picks and where to buy them below:
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|Daler Rowney 24 color watercolor set||Buy it here|
|Winsor & Newton 45 half pan watercolor set||Buy it here|
|Arches hot press watercolor||Buy it here|
|Cass Art Watercolor Smooth Hot Press Pad 300gsm||But it here|
|Rapheal Kolinksy brush size 3||Buy it here|
|Pro Arte watercolor brush set||Buy it here|
|Daler-Rowney Aquafine brush size 2||Buy it here|
|Faber Castell polychromos colored pencils tin of 12||Buy it here|
To see more of Marija Tiurina’s work check out her website or Instagram page where she regularly shares new projects.
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