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19-Year-Old Artist Uses Flowers and Food to Complete Her Colorful Drawings

Kristina Webb is a 19-year-old New Zealander whose vibrant drawings are complemented by her creative use of 3D objects. Using colored pencils as a base, the artist produces realistic-style portraits and then completes them with unexpected elements: spaghetti becomes a woman's long locks; faux butterflies create another's dress; and a swing is fashioned out of a budding flower. These elements, coupled with Webb's use of bright, unsaturated colors, create fantastical compositions that celebrate the beauty of life and our imagination.

Although she's still young, Webb has already made a name for herself. She has an avid following on social media, having drawn portraits for well-known celebrities such as Cody Simpson, Tyra Banks, Ed Sheeran, and Lauren Conrad. In addition, she recently released her own book called Color Me Creative: Unlock Your Imagination, which features 50 artistic challenges for readers to try.

Kristina Webb: Website | Instagram | Facebook
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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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