Art of art. That’s how I describe some of my favorite interior illustrations by María Luque. The drawings and paintings—a blend of color pencils, markers, and acrylics—feature people living and interacting with art, and many times they’re accompanied by an animal who is seriously taking up their personal space. Either way, I want to go to the places she illustrates.
María’s style is quick—like you’d see in a sketch—and is a dizzying array of vibrant colors and colliding patterns. It’s all very intuitive. “As soon as I start, I know whether the drawing will work out,” she told It’s Nice That. “I usually draw pretty quickly, I never prepare sketches, I go straight to the paper. I like it to be intuitive, to feel that the hand is almost possessed and drawing by itself, not letting the head think about every movement.”
María Luque paints interior illustrations of people living and interacting with art, pattern, and color. Often, they’re dwarfed by the enormous objects in their settings.