The World of Illustration: Joya Rose

Hello friends! Thanks to the online world we live in, a quick scroll through Instagram will instantly show you just how much talent is out there. And I’m not just talking about people who are really good at one thing. I’m talking about the artists out there rocking two (or more) impressive talents. Which brings me to the illustration inspiration for today. Artist Joya Rose creates illustrations and lettering that are fresh, modern, and oh-so-impressive. So let’s take a look at this multi-talented artist! Jen

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

Many of Joya’s illustrations are small in scale, and they all feel simply modern in style. They look like effortless doodles, but of course, that’s the talent behind the illustration. I love a good map illustration, and here she uses things (like a beer tap for a pub) as icons for the different destinations in the city. I’m also digging the color palettes that Joya uses. This mix of pinks and greens feels so fresh.

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

Here’s a different style of illustration by Joya. The watercolor softness of this illustration shows how skilled she is — there’s so much detail in the cacti and chickens. Somehow she manages to add in refined details with a paint that’s naturally soft and watery.

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

I had to stick this one in. Here’s a self-portrait of Joya! Again, it amazes me how illustrators like Joya can show such expressive details in an illustration that’s on the more minimal side. Such a cool style in modern illustration.

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

I’d like to wallpaper an entire room in this print. Pretty please!

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

Since my original roots are in home design, I’m a sucker for illustrations like this that show classic furniture pieces made more whimsical in drawing. And Joya’s choice of going with this soft green color, versus a heavy brown, for example, makes the illustration feel more modern.

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

Watercolor seals pair Joya’s illustration with her lettering work. Which one would you choose?

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

This sweet illustration speaks to family in such an iconic way.

Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

Here’s a peek at a menu that pairs her illustration with her modern lettering. The drawings add a really fun detail to this menu.

Sending a big thanks to Joya for sharing her illustration and lettering work! You can check out more from Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering on her website and over on Instagram.

Images via Joya Rose Illustration and Hand Lettering

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