With unwieldy hair and deep dark stares, the women Martine Johanna brings to life are gorgeously complicated. A mix between fantasy and fashion, her illustrations touch you at a deeper level, giving you an appreciation of the many different sides of yourself.
“I draw people because I am human, I draw women, because I am a woman. I have the urge to catch that moment of dual emotions, in such a way that it feels very particular to an event. Sorrow, love, lust, pain, fragility, ambition, wisdom, sentiment, thoughtfulness, even when I write these words, words seem too blunt.” – Martine Johanna
“Go slow, do not get dragged into the fast digital pathway. But see it as a tool. Stay earthbound, turn your frustration into skill, develop your interest into depth and meaning, whatever it maybe. Honour your life and the life surrounding you and you will feel fulfilled.”