Amsterdam-based illustrator Bodil Jane makes playful, feminine, and colorful illustrations that have a homely aesthetic that mixes handmade elements with digital techniques.
“I think they have a very handmade feel, because I use a lot of textures and elements painted in watercolors,” she told the &Klevering blog. “I like illustration styles that are non-digital or appear to be, and that are a little clumsy and charming. I don’t like perfect things in general.”
With more than 200k followers on Instagram, her distinct style has also attracted notable clients like The New Yorker and Unicef. “Colors are very important in my work,” she added, explaining that she’s always looking for new and exciting color combinations. “I love full illustrations with a lot of different objects and patterns,” she relayed.
And talking about her artistic background, she added: “Growing up, I was always making things. When we went on vacation I always brought scrapbooks, journals and drawing books with me.” Her dedication clearly paid off. Take a look for yourself: