After taking a week off, it’s nice to return to The Color Series. Unfamiliar with what that is? Over the past several weeks, I’ve chronicled illustration, embroidery, and sketchbooks that overwhelmingly use one color in their compositions. (If you’ve missed my previous picks, check out blue, pink, green.) Now, helping to round this series out are purple illustrations.
Of all the colors I’ve featured so far, purple is by far used the most infrequently. My favorite of its uses is in the work of Juliette Oberndorfer, a concept artist who brings the forest landscape to life a range of tones—from lilac to amethyst to violet. I could happily live in her work.
Check out how 10 purple illustrations use the likes of lilacs, violets, and more to bring their images alive.