Sonia Alins’ paper cut illustration series, titled “Into the Water”, focuses on female characters that are seen swimming or floating in the water. Exploring the expressiveness of elements such as transparency and blur, Alins uses a semitransparent paper to add to the water-like effect.
Using watercolored paper for the backdrop, her characters are drawn with ink, and then cut and placed on the semitransparent paper. The finished product looks both dreamy and enchanting.
“When I start working on a piece, I have a very clear idea about what I want to get,” she told Our Culture Magazine. “When I finally see that idea reflected in the artwork, I know I have finished it. Sometimes It’s a hard process and I need to repeat the artwork more than once until I achieve my objective.”
“Almost anything (a personal experience, an impression, a landscape) is likely to become part of my artworks,” she added. “My family and my dreams are a great source of inspiration too: some days I wake up with a good repertoire of ideas from my dreams. Sometimes I think my mind keeps working even when I’m asleep.”
Enter her dreamy worlds in the gallery below: