On Friday our favourite Munich based illustrator – Ira Sluyterman van Langeweyde (Or Iraville for short) took over the Ohh Deer Instagram! Filled with little snippets into her creative life, take a look into her day below!

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09:30 am

Hi, I'm Ira and I will be taking over the Ohh Deer Instagram feed today! I am a freelance Illustrator from Munich, Germany. This is me painting in my happy place. I just came back from a wonderful vacation and a workshop in Andalusia, Spain. Right in time to enjoy the last colorful autumn days here. Well, autumn is my favourite season and I love everything that is connected to it. I also love birds, nature, warm colors, cozy things, watercolors, paper and coffee.


10:00 am

Oh yes, I can't start my day or my work without a big cup of damn good coffee. But I should be careful that i don't clean my brushes in it ^_^⠀


11:30 am

While drinking my coffee, I started with painting some illustrations that are waiting for the next layers. I always paint more illustrations alternately because the layers need time to dry, and I usually paint many layers. I also keep checking and answering emails and social media inbetween layers.⠀


12:30 pm

This Illustration just needs a bit more detail until it's finished. I mainly paint my illustrations with watercolors and add a few details and texture in the end with colored pencils.⠀⠀


1:00 pm

A little walk through the fresh air, sun and autumn leaves to my favourite art-supply-store is always a nice break from work.⠀


1:30 pm

Heaven <3 I need just a few things... but i´m sure I will buy more than needed ;)


2:30 pm

Back home in my warm and cozy studio. I'm brewing a hot spicy chai tea and starting to paint some thumbnails and developing ideas for a book jacket of a bigger project I'm working on.


4:30 pm

Goodbye all of you, I hope you have enjoyed my little journey through the day! My life is not very spectacular, but I love it that way. ⠀


Follow Ira over on Instagram @iraville and head over to Ohh Deer to make sure you don't miss the next artist takeover!

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