Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Delightful Characters by Illustrator Manu Montoya

Manu Montoya is an illustrator born in Colombia who currently lives in Spain. She studied Graphic Design and Advertising at the University of Medellín and later pursued Master's in Art Direction in ELISAVA, Barcelona. She grew up surrounded with plants, and animals, she spent most of her childhood drawing which was mostly influenced by nature.

The moment I set my eyes on her work, I felt a warmth of joy. I hand-picked some of her illustrations for this post. Her characters are an absolute delight to look at, inviting the viewers to be a part of whatever is that they are doing whether it's singing Christmas carols or feasting on a holiday dinner. She primarily uses gouache, colored pencils, and ink.

Manu has illustrated for advertising agencies including DDB and McCANN Worldgroup. She has also worked for SM editorial, Cruïlla, Penguin Random House, and Usborne. You can find more of her creations on Instagram and find her prints that are available for purchase on Inprnt.


Barbara said...

adorable esprit de Noël merci