Artist and illustrator Luli Reis shares the artists who inspire her botanical watercolors
Exploring the textures, contrasts, colors, and shapes present in nature can be an infinite source of inspiration.
This almost infinite universe is where the visual artist and illustrator Luli Reis (@lulireis) finds references for her expressive watercolor compositions, illustrations full of color, and movements that can only be found in nature.
To inspire your next creations, Luli shares ten artists and designers who influence her work and share the love and admiration she feels for botanical life. Check out their work!
Angela is an illustrator and pattern designer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. She creates beautiful and complex illustrations full of elements that complement each other, resulting in a balanced final work that is always connected to nature.
Billy is one of the most famous botanical art illustrators globally and has had a big impact on Luli. Although his training is in fashion, he decided to follow his passion for painting and illustration.
His work is impressive, with unusual and fluid compositions. Besides, he is the president of England's Society of Botanical Artists.
Extraordinarily detailed and skillful with the brush, Luli is a great admirer of Isabel's fruit watercolors. Her paintings range from expressive contemporary art to scientific illustrations, always featuring intense colors and a high detail level.
Isabel also likes to illustrate common plants to highlight the beauty that we sometimes take for granted.
Isabela (@isabelaquintes) is a self-taught Brazilian artist who managed to turn her love for illustration into a profession. Today, she sells her works and collaborates with different brands. Her style revolves around beautiful minimalist botanical illustrations that always manage to surprise.