realistic illustrations – high-quality and individual

Commercial illustrations in watercolor, rendered with colored pencils. 

All my illustrations are suitable for food- and beverage packaging, paper goods (e.g. wedding invitations) and editorial applications.


  • Botanical Illustration

  • Food Illustration

  • Packaging Illustration

  • Editorial Illustration

From the initial sketch to the finished piece, I’m committed to meeting all project deadlines. Whenever possible, I work within the budget. Clear communication throughout the course of the project is guaranteed. 

Lern more about how I work here.

Existing illustrations can be licensed for your project.

Depending on my workload, I offer private commissions as well.

realistic illustration blueberry
realistic illustration poppy flower
realistic illustration poppy seed
realistic illustration mulled wine
realistic illustration mocha pot
realistic illustration apple bite
realistic illustration eucalyptus
realistic illustration blueberry
realistic illustration croissant

illustration in watercolor

All my illustrations are painted in watercolor. On top I layer colored pencils to render my work with more depths and achieve a more realistic look. I use high-quality watercolor and 100 % cotton paper. My colored pencils contain brilliant colors, that are lightfast and of good quality. 

You can find examples and work in progress shots of my work, as well as a list of my art supplies and learn more about how I work here.

After I finished an illustration, I scan it with a high resolution professional scanner and optimize it digitally. This way the digital product matches the original work as far as possible. The high resolution of the scanner I use guarantees optimal results, even for large formats.

I also offer digital illustrations if needed. 


Want to purchase originals?

I offer my original work to art collectors and private buyers. Please note, that the colors of the original can slightly differ from what you see on your display. All illustrations have been optimized digitally. The color displayed highly depends on your own display settings. 

The originals aren’t optimized or manipulated in any way. Since my illustrations are handcrafted, even with the utmost care while creating, it is possible that there are pencil lines or slight color smudges visible. These imperfections add to the character of an original artwork. 

Please feel free to ask any questions. I can of course take a photograph of the original in good light conditions, so that you can make an informed decision.

© Sarah Janser