Woman Illustration, People Illustration, Illustrated Woman, by illustrator and artist Yaansoon
Personal project – I created this illustration of an intellectual urban woman for the curtain raiser of my “Illustrated Women Who Can” blog series. This woman is an artist or an intellectual, and so the illustration has a few visual cues to fill us in on this piece of information. She has big curly grey hair, which she keeps natural and wild. She’s wearing beaded necklaces to signify her boho free-spirited nature. And her top is quite minimalist, which might also imply that she is also stylish and has her own sense of fashion.
She could belong to any intellectual scene in a metropolitan city, from New York to Beirut, as she has this global traveler look. She frequents art galleries, she’s obviously a feminist, and she is a proud cook whose feasts are not to be missed. I have met this woman; she’s not generic but she does belong to an architype.
Illustration Technique: This illustrated woman was created digitally in Adobe Photoshop, with a royalty-free stock photo in the background of the illustration. The hand-lettering was first created as pen and ink on paper, before getting digitised for further editing in Photoshop.