Russian illustrator Katerina Voronina's angular characters captured in sumptuous tones

Date
10 November 2016
Reading Time
1 minute read

Moscow-based illustrator Katerina Voronina’s work uses a warm colour palette of oranges and yellows to add contrast to her angular characters. Katerina has created work for GQ, Women’s Health and many Russian magazines, yet it was her personal sketches that caught our eye, for their quick and free nature.

Using colouring pencils, Katerina’s confident markings are rich and full of texture as the white of her paper peeks through her drawings. Depicting scenes on the beach, at airports and on the street, the illustrator conveys that sense of carefree fun the warmer months often conjure.

With distantly cubist vibes, Katerina’s style sees her focus on the geometry of her characters and the shapes that fit together towards making them whole. This approach creates a stark dialogue between light and shadow, giving her landscapes a real sense of movement.

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Katerina Voronia: Sketches 2016

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Katerina Voronia: Sketches 2016

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Katerina Voronia: Sketches 2016

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Katerina Voronia: Sketches 2016

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Katerina Voronia: Sketches 2016

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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