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Delightful Illustrations Are Playfully Completed with Everyday Objects

Artist Jesuso Ortiz creates colorful illustrations using everyday objects in a delightfully clever way. The Spain-based creative employs a myriad of unconventional materials–from buttons to flowers to badminton birdies–and seamlessly integrates them into his images. Suddenly, these objects have extended beyond their intended use. They now make up clothing, fish, feathers, and more.

Ortiz's repurposing of these conventional items will instantly grab your attention. The three-dimensional element, when paired with minimalist drawings, strikes the right balance of vibrant colors, bold details, and interesting textures. They aren't overworked or overly complicated. As a result, his illustrations feel fresh and contemporary, harnessing the carefree spontaneity of a sketch.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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