Instead of moping, though, I'm trying to focus on something beautiful. Last week I spent an entire day formatting and revamping my online portfolio, which I hadn't updated in about a year. Since Chris and I are living on the budget of newlywedlyness, I use the free portfolio site, Carbon Made, for my work. As most free things go, the options for customization are limited. I was browsing CM's gallery of "Awesome" for organizational inspiration, when I came across the work of Gabriella Barouch.
Her illustrations are so imaginative and detailed, my two favorite qualities in artwork. I love her subtle use of colors and delicate marksmanship. I wonder what her technique is... ink, watercolor, collage, with perhaps a little bit of digital coloring?
Great Expectations -- my favorite!
Gabriella is finishing up her degree at the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design in Jerusalem. Considering the quality of these student pieces, I'm sure she has quite the future as an illustrator. I can't find any of her work for sale online... but I'd love to hang a few of her pieces on my wall!