Illustration

Intuitive Illustrations are Collision of Color, Pattern, and Cats


Interior Illustrations by María Luque

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.”

See what María is up to on her Insta­gram. (It’s one of my favorites to fol­low!)

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.

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Interior Illustrations by María Luque