These Empty Landscapes are Strangely Captivating

There’s something to be said about Marie Mohanna’s illustrations. Their geometric shapes and vivid colors form empty landscapes that are strangely lifeless, calling to mind stripped down comic books or movie scenes.

Growing up on Sailor Moon, Fist of the North Star, and Pokemon, Mohanna recalls spending hours on end recreating these shows in her drawings. “I like to place eerie elements in realistic and empty landscapes to give new levels of interpretation,” explained the artist in an interview to It’s Nice That. 

“When I was working on my first graphic novel I realized I was way more into drawing the surroundings than the people,” she added. “So much so that sometimes I found myself thinking that my characters had ruined my decor – almost as if it was easier to express myself through the scenery than the figures… I eventually realised I had a real thing for landscapes and architecture and I embraced it fully.”

Explore her eerie landscapes down below.