Feeling a bit gloomy? Under the weather, perhaps? Camilla Perkins’ brightly colored illustrations are a sure remedy for melancholy; and with winter quickly turning into spring we couldn’t be more ready for them.
Using vivid colors and textiles, Perkins’ illustrations and paintings jump right up from the screen. Her method involves using a black pen or paint onto acetate and then scratching every detail on the surface with a knife. Her pieces are then scanned, and the colors are added on or adjusted using Photoshop.
The end result has a handmade feel to it, resembling naive art works that, in turn, evoke childhood memories. Although based in the UK, a lot of her work depicts African city life.
“I’ve always been attracted to the bright colors and organic shapes of African prints,” she explained to The Guardian. “They have the amazing ability to tell a story and to both look modern and ancient at the same time.”
Take a look.