Delightfully pared-back coloured pencil illustrations by Liana Jegers

Date
19 November 2014
Reading Time
1 minute read

A couple of weeks back a parcel containing the newest issue of The Pendulum made its way through our door, leading us haphazardly but happily to the website of its creator, Liana Jegers. Chicago-based artist Liana is an illustrator as well as a co-ordinator of printed imagery, and her Tumblr is full of snippets of sketches in progress which stand up admirably on their own.

We were especially drawn to her brightly-coloured pencil landscape drawings, which are strangely reminiscent of David Hockney’s sketches in their knowing naivety and their suggestive outlines. Her portfolio serves as a sweet alternative to the relentless and at times brutal aesthetic you so often find yourself confronted with online, so if you’ve been having a tough week it’s probably advisable to sit down for a second and imagine you’re wandering absentmindedly along a riverbank in one of these dream worlds.

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Liana Jegers: Untitled Sketch

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Liana Jegers: Untitled Sketch

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Liana Jegers: Untitled Sketch

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Liana Jegers: Untitled Sketch

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Liana Jegers: Untitled Sketch

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Liana Jegers: Untitled Sketch

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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