Miranda Sofroniou’s Flora-filled Watercolour Illustrations

Drawing inspiration from the natural surroundings in her recently adopted home in Australia, Miranda Sofroniou fills her illustrations with bountiful flora painted in beautifully detailed strokes of her brush.

Like exploring a jungle rich with life, Miranda’s illustrations lay out a cornucopia of things for our eyes to discover and enjoy. Even her interior scenes fill the page with interesting and delicately painted details.

Miranda goes into this in a little more depth, but be sure to scroll all the way down for a peek inside her lovely watercolour sketchbooks.

“Hello, my name is Miranda, I am an illustrator from the UK based in Melbourne, Australia.”

“In November 2017 I decided to quit my day job and move across the world and focus on building my freelance career. This has enabled me to spend more time doing what I love, and to be surrounded by nature.”

“My illustrations are all hand painted. Mixing painterly strokes with fine detail to create playful, stylised images celebrating colour and pattern.”

“My approach to design is quite organic; I start with quick sketches to experiment with ideas and composition, keeping it fairly simple and not overly worked. I then develop my drawings using watercolour, gouache, and acrylic paints, building up colour in layers and then adding detail, pattern and texture using coloured pencils.

“I often work on several pictures simultaneously, which allows me to give the image a bit of space so I can look at it with fresh eyes and see what is missing. I enjoy the freedom of not knowing exactly where the finished piece will end up.”

“I aim to evoke a sense of exploration and wonder through my illustrations, creating a whimsical, narrative world that invites the viewer inside.”

All images © Miranda Sofroniou

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