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iraville

Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde Illustrator based in Munich with a passion for watercolors, autumn, nature, birds and cozy thingsπŸŒ³πŸ‚πŸ twitter: Iraville_de 🌳 YouTube&Tumblr: iraville https://linktr.ee/iraville
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Little experiment with gouache, pastel and colored pencils. πŸ’›πŸŒ»πŸ
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#experimenting #illustration #art #gouache #drawing #painting #coloredpencils

comment 101 star 14,203 6 hours ago

Dear friends,

finally it's giveaway time. i know i didn't do a giveaway for some time but now i have something i want to give to you as a little thank you for all your support ❀: 3 signed copies of my book "cozy days" together with a goodie from my @thepapergang box.
all you need to do is:

1.like this post
2.follow my account @iraville
3.tell me what "coziness" means to you in the comments here
4.tag 2 friends or artists you like that might be interesred in this too.
5.optional: if you would like to support me and my book please share this post and tag it with #iravillecozydays @iraville

i will pick 3 winners sunday in 2 weeks (jan 27th)

good luck everyone and thank you for all your support πŸ’•

love, ira

#giveaway #cozydays #art #iraville #iravillecozydays #artbook #thankyou

comment 2,255 star 17,821 3 days ago

Just some random doodles with a very soft pencil and 2 colored pencils from my dry media sketchbook today.

do you like the very limited color palette? 🎨 β˜•πŸͺ
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#doodles #sketches #sketchbook #pencil #winter #coffee #tea #cookies #sketching #drawings

comment 167 star 25,429 1 weeks ago

Throwback to an oldie because winter finally arrived in munich.β„β˜•β›„
this is probably one of the most copied paintings of mine and slightly changed variations of it (together with my fluffy robin) and i am wondering why πŸ˜…
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for me it's completely okay if you repaint my illustrations for practice or just for fun, but please give credit in the description if you post it online, and of course don't sell it as your own illustrations. this happens soo often. πŸ˜₯ sometimes i've seen it with descriptions like "inspired by an austrian village", which is quite absurd as it's from my brain only. be honest to yourself and your audience! that's important. .
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music by kai engel http://freemusicarchive.org/music/kai_engel/creative commons attribution-noncommercial 4.0 international public license
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#throwback #illustration #snow #village #littlehouses #art #watercolorpainting #process #painting

comment 279 star 34,802 2 weeks ago

And another sketch i did while watching "the holiday". it was not my kind of movie, like i said, too predictable for my taste, but i was very inspired by the cute little house and the interior.πŸ˜‰ i am thinking of doing a full kitchen illustration, because this was really fun to sketch and i wanted to practice and do more cozy interiors. any ideas for interior scenes and subjects you would like to see?
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#interior #kitchen #cozy #interiordesign #illustratorsofinstagram #artistsoninstagram #sketch #sketchbook #watercolorart #pencil

comment 321 star 51,107 3 weeks ago

And here are my personal favorite top 9 instagram posts from 2018. as usual they are very different from the most liked 9. πŸ˜…
centered my book which was my personal highlight this year and needed a lot of my time. looking forward to 2019 and the next things to come.πŸ’ͺπŸ‘
do you have any plans for 2019 or are you the type of person (like me) that says: "let's see what comes"? however, i wish all of you all an awesome 2019!!
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love, ira
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#happynewyear #2019 #newyear #bestnine2018 #topnine2018 #favoritenine2018 #favorites #personalfaves #art #illustrations #illustratorsofinstagram #bestnine #topnine

comment 54 star 12,199 3 weeks ago

Little drawing i did in my tiny selfmade sketchbook during holidays while watching a very predictable christmas movie. πŸŽ„β„β˜ƒοΈ
do you have suggestions for some good christmas movies?
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edit: yes, i was watching "the holiday". not so my taste of movie but i really liked the little house, so i was inspired πŸ˜‰
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#holidays #winter #sketchbook #sketch #tinyhouse #cozy #drawing #pencil #watercolor #graphite #chrismas

comment 201 star 35,547 3 weeks ago

Happy holidays πŸŒ²β„β€πŸŽπŸŽ
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this is a little sneak peak shot from one of my season illustrations i did exclusively for my book. hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful, relaxing and cozy time. β˜•β„
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#happyholidays #art #winter #cozydays #christmas #xmas #love #peace #winter #snow

comment 134 star 33,376 4 weeks ago

Here are my #bestnine2018 or #topnine2018 on instagram. like in recent years these are not really my best ones, but the ones most liked by my followers. i will share my personal favourites in a few days... πŸ™‚ do you have favourites of my illustrations from 2018? .
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#bestnine #topnine #2018 #characterdesign #art #illustrations #watercolor #aquarell

comment 169 star 17,731 4 weeks ago

I made some new watercolors today for an upcoming giveaway.😊
this here is light yellow ochre. ➑️swipe for more➑️
did you ever used selfmade watercolors? in my opinion, they have so much more character then the industrial ones. (of course it also depends on the pigments you choose.)
you can find a tutorial in my art book (link in my bio) where i show an easy way to make them.
i love this warm yellow so much that i wanted to share it with you!
πŸŒ½πŸ§€πŸŒπŸΊπŸŒ»πŸ₯πŸ’›πŸŒžβ˜€οΈ
what would you paint with it? .
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#yellow #paint #paintmaking #diy #crafting #watercolor #artist

comment 217 star 25,849 last month

What a coincidence! the first snow has fallen while i finished this picture.❄ ➑swipe➑
i made this one with my self-made watercolors. it's not that difficult and has a lot of advantages. maybe you wanna try it for yourself? in my art book you can find a step-by-step tutorial (link in my bio). it's so peaceful when snow is falling! do you also have snowy winters where you live? did it already snow? if not, i hope you enjoy the picture anyways.❄⛄
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#snow #winter #snowman #illustration #watercolor #watercolour #art

comment 339 star 47,082 last month

Hello dear friends!
especially for those of you who want to buy something in my shop or order my art book (which is on sale now!) as a gift, i made these cute little gift card. 🎁
i thought it would be helpful if anything will not arrive before christmas. just drop me a line in the comments if you want to use it. i will write you a direct message later with a link where you can download the card as a .pdf, and print it out whenever you want. 🎁
also, please note that i will close the shop tuesday in the late evening cet. all links to order something are in my bio. 🌲🌳
i wish you a wonderful and peaceful week
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#giftcard #christmas #gift #cozydays #present #xmas #iraville

comment 64 star 15,852 last month