With influences from the various printing techniques and the mixed media she uses, Marta Stawinskaâ€™s work is full of textures you want to touch. She mixes these surfaces with areas of pencil and crayon and colourful characters.
Martaâ€™s originally from Warsaw, where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts before moving to Paris to study at Lâ€™ecole Estienne. She is now based in Berlin, where she has been working for a variety of Polish and German newspapers, magazines and publishers since 2010. She tells us a little more about her background and the materials she uses as well as giving us a peek into her wonderful sketch books.
I am a Polish illustrator based in Berlin. I work mostly in editorial, publishing houses, graphic design and, most importantly, I do a lot illustration just for myself, just for fun.
I use different techniques, recently I am fascinated by stencils, crayons and pencil. So, I have in my studio lots of paint, transparent paper and my favourite aquarell crayons.
I am trying to find my own textures and forms. In my composition, it is all about color. I love lithography, outsider art, the â€™50s and a lot of other stuff .
Â© Marta Slawinska, 2012