Melissa Zúñiga (@elyelyilustra) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Melissa is an illustrator and graphic designer from Mexico. She finds inspiration in women, nature, colors and “mexican” graphical elements. I particularly like the way she creates her illustrations, often full of colors and shapes filling all the space.

It’s always nice when parts of the illustration are actually just a geometrical shape, or group of them, that your brain immediately recognizes and connects to an image you’re used to see. It’s sort of an easy and intuitive way to trigger pattern recognition, in some cases her art is so packed with this aspect that it takes a while to discover all the elements in the image, and I find it an enjoyable research.

The first picture is a perfect example of what I just said, look at the girl wearing big earrings that’s standing in front of a giant teddy bear. This piece is a combination of shapes and bright colors, quite original to use this kind of tones (she does that a lot but you won’t see it often from other artists). I also like the choice of filling the colored areas with even more little elements like hearts, stars, points and so on.

The second illustration is a symmetry game where once again she used an uncommon palette (this time it’s a bit calmer than the previous one, I’d say it’s easier and more relaxing to watch). The horses in the foreground are super nice, they look gracious and perfectly match the style, shape and tones of the woman above them. Their relation with her hair is very likeable, love it!

What do you think about Melissa? Do you also love what’s going on here?
I’d like to discuss today’s talent with you in the comments below!

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Instagram: @elyelyilustra

I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!