All that Colombian artist Juana Medina needs to make these whimsical designs are a pen and a snack. The talented artist, who has received awards for her many wonderfully simple illustrations, likes to tell stories with her drawings. And, she certainly has a fun time with it. The artist says, “Most of my illustration work relies on very simple traces and economic–but expressive–use of line. I like using ink and gouache color sparingly. Simplicity is very important to me. My design and animation work rely a little more on color and line, but humor and lightheartedness tend to be a constant.”
Based in Washington, DC, Medina develops these playful designs by blending her simple ink doodles with various food. Her characters emerge with arugula for hair and pomegranates for bodies. Paired with funny titles like I Can See Breakfast From Here, The Very Merry Berries, and Albert riding his Kiwisaki, the adorable collection will immediately bring a little smile to your face.