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She’s Beautifully Complicated – Martine Johanna

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.”

Martine Johanna


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