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iraville

Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde Illustrator based in Munich with a passion for watercolors, autumn, nature, birds and cozy things๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ twitter: Iraville_de ๐ŸŒณ YouTube&Tumblr: iraville https://linktr.ee/iraville
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Finished my kitchen, finally. ๐Ÿ˜…
i had a longer break before i finished it, because i was procrastinating and started making ink from things i have around.
the last step on my illustrations is always the most difficult for me, because doing details is the step i enjoy least of the whole process. i really love doing the composition, choosing colors and the painting process with watercolors itself, but doing details.... i know a lot of you love doing details more than the other steps, so please tell me reasons why and make it tasty for me, too ๐Ÿ˜…
hope you like the final result anyways.
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#kitchen #illustration #coloredpencils #process #details #interior #interiordesign #cozy #kidlitillustration #kidlitart #watercolorpainting #watercolor #watercolours

Yesterday comment 536 star 56,637

Art vs. artist. like every year i am a bit later ๐Ÿ˜‰ (โžกswipe if you wanna see the one from last year). in both i am surounded by some of my favourite artworks. which are your favourites of mine?
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#artvsartist #artvsartist2019 #artist #art #illustrations #watercolors #watercolorart. #aquarell #artworks

1 weeks ago comment 196 star 27,366

I started to try to make ink of things i have around. tumeric powder and black tea came out too light but i had great success with espresso beans. i love coffee and so i cant wait to paint with it ๐Ÿ˜ the next color i want to make is red. i will try beet, purple cabbage, different berries... any other recommendations?
also other tips for other colors are very welcome ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’šโค
i hope you dont mind that i share also these making experiments in between my art. i love painting and drawing but sometimes i need a break and do someting completely different like paint- or inkmaking.๐Ÿ’•
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#ink #coffee #espresso #paintmaking #brown #coffeelover #inking #sketchbook

2 weeks ago comment 370 star 20,570

This illustration, which i did 2016, captures pretty much my mood today (in the best way it could be). i love escaping into storys or books. i started the day by watching a documentary about jack london, and then another one about john steinbeck, and afterwards i continued reading j. d. salinger's "the catcher in the rye" (for the first time) which i love so far.
what are you reading at the moment? or what is your favourite book or author? please let me know. there is no better subject to talk or read about โค
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music by kai engel http://freemusicarchive.org/music/kai...
creative commons attribution-noncommercial 4.0 international public license .
#illustration #gif #animation #gifanimation #art #bookstore #books #autumn #fall #watercolors #aquarell #watercolor .
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#tbt #throwback #books #bookstore #book #favouritebooks #throwbackthursday #art #gif #rain #mood #storys #escapeintobooks #favouritebook

3 weeks ago comment 292 star 39,296

And i can count a new small illustration to my greenhouse collection. this time a cacti house painted with watercolors and colored pencils.
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#greenhouse #greenery #cactus #cacti #plants #plantlover #botanicalillustration #botanicalgarden #botanicalwatercolor #succulents

3 weeks ago comment 146 star 25,668

Brick houses.experimented with gouache and colored pencils in my dry media sketchbook again.
still not completely happy with the result, but it seems that wax based pencils look much better on gouache than oil based pencils.
but i struggle with the shininess of the pencils over the extremely matt gouache paint. also, the gouache doesn't take pencils everywhere, and sometimes the gouache cracks under the pencil.
do you have experience with this technique and maybe some helpful tips? maybe i should use some more absorbent paper? or using texture spray before drawing with pencil on gouache? or maybe using different pencils or gouache?
i am thankful for everything. ๐Ÿ˜…
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#sketchbook #sketch #sketching #gouache #coloredpencils #art #houses #brickhouses #bricks

4 weeks ago comment 170 star 33,887

Little painting i did as a technique demonstration at my last workshop in seville. i completely forgot about it until i found it in one of my watercolor pads a few days ago.
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#plants #greenery #watercolorpainting #watercolour #watercolours #painting #art

4 weeks ago comment 50 star 16,800

Painted some #shrooms to relax.
used just yellow, opera pink and cobalt turquoise. love these pigments together ๐Ÿ’›
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#mushrooms #watercolor #watercolorart #natureillustration #fungi #watercolors #aquarell #pigments

5 weeks ago comment 224 star 38,959

Little experiment with gouache, pastel and colored pencils. ๐Ÿ’›๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ
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#experimenting #illustration #art #gouache #drawing #painting #coloredpencils

last month comment 221 star 32,359

[closed] dear friends, finally it's giveaway time. i know i didn't do a giveaway for some time but now i have something i want to give to you as a little thank you for all your support โค: 3 signed copies of my book "cozy days" together with a goodie from my @thepapergang box.
all you need to do is:

1.like this post
2.follow my account @iraville
3.tell me what "coziness" means to you in the comments here
4.tag 2 friends or artists you like that might be interesred in this too.
5.optional: if you would like to support me and my book please share this post and tag it with #iravillecozydays @iraville

i will pick 3 winners sunday in 2 weeks (jan 27th)

good luck everyone and thank you for all your support ๐Ÿ’•

love, ira

#giveaway #cozydays #art #iraville #iravillecozydays #artbook #thankyou

last month comment 2,403 star 18,280

Just some random doodles with a very soft pencil and 2 colored pencils from my dry media sketchbook today.

do you like the very limited color palette? ๐ŸŽจ โ˜•๐Ÿช
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#doodles #sketches #sketchbook #pencil #winter #coffee #tea #cookies #sketching #drawings

last month comment 172 star 26,191

Throwback to an oldie because winter finally arrived in munich.โ„โ˜•โ›„
this is probably one of the most copied paintings of mine and slightly changed variations of it (together with my fluffy robin) and i am wondering why ๐Ÿ˜…
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for me it's completely okay if you repaint my illustrations for practice or just for fun, but please give credit in the description if you post it online, and of course don't sell it as your own illustrations. this happens soo often. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ sometimes i've seen it with descriptions like "inspired by an austrian village", which is quite absurd as it's from my brain only. be honest to yourself and your audience! that's important. .
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music by kai engel http://freemusicarchive.org/music/kai_engel/creative commons attribution-noncommercial 4.0 international public license
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#throwback #illustration #snow #village #littlehouses #art #watercolorpainting #process #painting

last month comment 302 star 37,388