Using bold colors in his work, illustrator Willian Santiago creates paintings inspired by the scenes he grew up surrounded by in his hometown Londrina, Brazil.
Although his art is mostly digital, he likes to add the ‘handmade look’ by scanning old paper or layering marks made with crayons or splashes of paint.
In his gallery, you can find illustrations of wild animals and female figures depicted with bright blues, greens, and reds.
“I love exploring,” the artist said in an interview for WePresent. “It may be the step I spend most of my time on when creating an illustration. Color arouses different feelings in people. I ultimately want my work to create feelings of joy.”
During his career, he also worked in fashion, so his biggest inspiration comes from “old Vogue magazine covers, Art Deco and overly posed figures” and being “surrounded by strong women” as a boy.
To see Santiago’s illustrations, check out the gallery below.