iraville

Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde Illustrator based in Munich with a passion for watercolors, autumn, nature, birds and cozy things๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ twitter: Iraville_de ๐ŸŒณ YouTube&Tumblr: iraville https://linktr.ee/iraville
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Thumbnailing and using my selfmade inks.
made with turmeric and safflower, red beet roots, avocado pits, black walnuts and indigo...still experimenting... ๐Ÿ’ช
also made ink from copper, charcoal and espresso and tried making some blue from black beans (but failed)
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i might do a more into depth post with my selfmade inks once i have a bit more experience in making them. let me know in the comments if that would be something of interest for you and if you have other ideas recommendations for making ink. maybe someone has some tip to make ink from black beans? ๐Ÿ˜…
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#process #inks #thumbnails #cacti #arizona #grandcanyon #sketchbook #sketch #sketching #ink #inkmaking

comment 152 star 23,867 3 weeks ago

Still busy with packing prints. maybe i need to close my shop (link in bio) again for some time to have more time for painting and drawing again ๐Ÿ˜…
also i need time to do some new prints, because so many are sold.
one new interior illustrationt is already in progress, but because of all the orders and work it needed to wait a bit. but i'lll show you a bit more progress shots here soon. so stay tuned.
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#art #gicléeprints #fineartprints #illustration #ireland #packaging #watercolors #watercolorart

comment 82 star 18,672 3 weeks ago

What happened to instagram? this post was shown without the text i had written ... so i had to repost it:
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yes, i am still alive. ๐Ÿ˜…
it's only that so many guys of you bought so much from my shop since i re-opened it, that i just hadn't any time for drawing or painting inbetween. ๐Ÿ˜‰
you made me so happy with all your support, and packing your orders and writing the little "thank you" notes is one of my favourite things to do โค. i know many prints are already sold out, and some are almost sold, but there are still some in stock. and remember, almost all of my prints are limited and numbered fine art giclée prints. once they are sold, they won't be restocked.
these two van prints are still available.๐Ÿ˜ƒ โฌ†link to my shop in my bioโฌ†
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#prints #nature #landscape #outdoor #painting #watercolorart #ireland #vanlife #camping #art #illustration

comment 68 star 19,524 4 weeks ago

Finally!! i just reopened my etsy store.
โœจ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ซ
these 3 limited fine art giclée prints are brand new. you can find lots of other prints as well. not to forget a few originals which i sell very rarely.
link to the shop in my bio โฌ†
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#gicleeprints #fineartprints #kitchen #mushrooms #greenhouse #prints #fineart #art #plants #botanical #nature

comment 139 star 32,645 last month

Two more originals that will be available in my shop tomorrow (six pm cet). like the two other cacti illustrations these are painted on handmade watercolor paper.
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#originals #botanicalwatercolor #botanicalillustration #cacti #flowers #natureillustration #greenery

comment 64 star 23,995 last month

A #throwback for #internationalwomensday a while ago i painted nina simone in my style. it's still one my own favourite portraits. also a little reminder that my store will reopen this sunday at 6pm cet, where this illustration will be available as a limited fine art giclée print. but it can also be found in my book (links in bio). do you have any women you look up to?
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#womensday #strongwoman #girlpower #ninasimone #womensupportwomen #equality #artoftheday

comment 91 star 26,223 last month

Good news today: i will re-open my etsy shop next sunday (march 10th 18:00 pm cet). these small original cacti paintings on handmade watercolor paper will be available alongside other originals, new and old prints.
sorry that my shop is frequently closed for longer time periods, but it takes a lot of time to manage everything, and i've also other projects that need my whole attention. and it's very important for me to keep the packaging and everything else personal, to maintain a unique and high quality. i hope you understand this?
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#cacti #cactus #plants #greenery #paintings #watercolors #aquarell #plantlover #art #artoftheday #illust

comment 63 star 19,182 last month

This is the spring illustration from my seasons collection i did for my kickstarter campaign. the season prints where only available during the campaign, but all 4 illustrations can also be seen in my artbook "cozy days", which you can still buy in stores (link in bio or other online bookstores).
however, i am really happy that spring is almost there! are you ready for spring, too?
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#spring #seasons #nature #garden #illustration #watercolors #artbook #flower #gardening

comment 63 star 18,074 last month

This time a greenhouse with a little autumn surrounding. turned out a bit different than i imagined but i thought you maybe want to see it anyways ๐Ÿ˜…
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#greenhouse #greenery #autumn #trees #watercolorart #plants #watercolors #nature #art #painting #landscape #plantlover

comment 119 star 26,702 last month

Finished my kitchen, finally. ๐Ÿ˜…
i had a longer break before i finished it, because i was procrastinating and started making ink from things i have around.
the last step on my illustrations is always the most difficult for me, because doing details is the step i enjoy least of the whole process. i really love doing the composition, choosing colors and the painting process with watercolors itself, but doing details.... i know a lot of you love doing details more than the other steps, so please tell me reasons why and make it tasty for me, too ๐Ÿ˜…
hope you like the final result anyways.
โžกswipe for a closer look and process picsโžก
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#kitchen #illustration #coloredpencils #process #details #interior #interiordesign #cozy #kidlitillustration #kidlitart #watercolorpainting #watercolor #watercolours

comment 661 star 71,058 February 2019

Art vs. artist. like every year i am a bit later ๐Ÿ˜‰ (โžกswipe if you wanna see the one from last year). in both i am surounded by some of my favourite artworks. which are your favourites of mine?
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#artvsartist #artvsartist2019 #artist #art #illustrations #watercolors #watercolorart. #aquarell #artworks

comment 200 star 27,962 February 2019

I started to try to make ink of things i have around. tumeric powder and black tea came out too light but i had great success with espresso beans. i love coffee and so i cant wait to paint with it ๐Ÿ˜ the next color i want to make is red. i will try beet, purple cabbage, different berries... any other recommendations?
also other tips for other colors are very welcome ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’šโค
i hope you dont mind that i share also these making experiments in between my art. i love painting and drawing but sometimes i need a break and do someting completely different like paint- or inkmaking.๐Ÿ’•
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#ink #coffee #espresso #paintmaking #brown #coffeelover #inking #sketchbook

comment 374 star 20,921 February 2019