Jola Sopek (@jolapictures) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Jola is a watercolorist posting a lot of food illustrations, botanical and animals. I really enjoy her coloring technique I think it makes for some delicate and precise paintings no matter the subject. There are very many pieces in which she forces a limited palette of a handful of colors (sometimes even just one!) and she plays with them getting stunning results, it’s a gift.
The skill matches perfectly with the medium as watercolors shine in being able to obtain many tones and create some sort of a gradient out of a single pigment through layering and water level which is perfect for her style and turns every painting into a thing of beauty.
The kissing deers are so cuuute! This one is just adorable they are very well drawn and the tones are amazing, I love the details on their bodies and I also think the purity of the image comes from the absence of an environment, this time playing a big role enhancing the subjects. It’s kind of a common line in most of Jola’s paintings which I think makes them recognizable, it helps focusing on the art and makes it shine.
I couldn’t talk about her without a crazy good food illustration to show could I? Those are probably among her biggest passions and I can clearly see why because the results are beautiful. She achieves two degrees of greatness, the first being that the food looks real and the second one that it looks tasty! If a painting makes me hungry that’s a big yes for me, I want that cake and the fruits as a topping please, love it!
What do you think about Jola? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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If you think Jola deserves a follow or you wanna see more I’ve got you covered
YouTube: Jola Pictures
I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!