This week’s Creative Crush is bound to put a smile on your dial, particularly if you’re a fan of all things colourful, nerdy and plant based. (Check, check and check!).
Viktorija is the illustrator behind Andsmilestudio, and true to the name, her work always makes me smile, and then some! The main subjects of her works are very stylish ladies with fantastic pastel coloured hair, who are often surrounded by plants. #Lifegoals.
Viktorija seems to be completely unafraid of colour, and the ladies in her works just look so serene and contented in their colourful worlds, it’s hard to suppress the urge to jump through the page and join them. It’s ace the way she captures the personalities of these cool and quirky women!
She is also an absolute pro at documenting her work and process online, so I would highly recommend taking a look at her blog (click here) if like me, you love to see works in progress and read about artists’ processes. She has been taking part in a ‘100 Days of Painting’ project lately, and painting in gouache everyday. It’s inspiring to see what she can do with just three or four colours, and it really makes me want to join in and get creating more!
She also posts some really fun time-lapse videos of her working on her paintings from start to finish on Instagram, which are just magical (and mesmerising!) to watch (click here).
Viktorija also has some deliciously nerdy things in her Etsy store, which is how I first discovered her work. How adorable is this print of Sherlock and John? (It’s also available as a set of enamel pins, which I promptly added to my Christmas list the moment I saw them). And if you’re into Wes Anderson or Poirot, you’re also in for a treat 😉
Do you just love Viktorija’s whimsical, colourful works? If she were to paint your favourite nerdy character, who would it be? Would you like to have pastel hair? Do tell! 🙂