Sasha Ignatiadou’s illustrations center around powerful women, engulfed by flowers. Originally from Russia and currently based in Germany, Ignatiadou relies on acrylic, watercolors, oil paints, and some digital helpers, to create her colorful artwork.
“At the moment I’m working intuitively and all the illustrations that I create are rather an emotion that I try to show,” she explained in an interview with I Love Illustration. “I like to work in a calm, relaxed state, so I do not hurry to release one work per day. It usually takes quite a long time to develop a sketch and to choose the color scheme.”
Her intuition seems to be right, attracting publication as big as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle Magazine, and Psychologies Magazine, all of which have commissioned her work.
Inspired by nature, female beauty, plants, and eastern cultures, her work is a celebration of creativity. “Inspiration literally accompanies me everywhere,” she admitted. “I love my work so much that it’s enough for me to wake up early in the morning, to make coffee, to turn on the music and off you go… There are no special attributes of my inspiration, ideas are born from what I see around me, in nature, in books, on TV, in magazines.”
Here are some highlights from her Instagram page.