illustrations in watercolor – my craft

I create illustrations in watercolor and colored pencils to be used on food- and beverage packaging, editorial applications and paper goods. This is a selection of more recent work on all topics. In case you are interested in something specific, please drop me a line. 

Pretzel Stick Illustration

Pretzel Stick Illustration

Watercolor and colored pencil
Peeled Apple Illustration

Peeled Apple Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Dragonfruit Illustration

Dragonfruit Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Apple Illustration

Apple Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Poppy Illustration

Poppy Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Mango Illustration

Mango Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Pecan Pie Illustration

Pecan Pie Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Croissant Illustration

Croissant Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Mocha Pot Illustration

Mocha Pot Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Hands Illustration

Hands Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Sage Illustration watercolor

Sage Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils
Eucalyptus Illustration watercolor

Eucalyptus Illustration

watercolor and colored pencils

illustrations in watercolor – my work for the Frankfurt Bookfair 2021

how I work

First I create a sketch for every illustration. After the sketch is approved I transfer it on high-quality watercolor paper. I use watercolor to paint my illustrations. For final touches and rendering, I use colored pencils. The use of colored pencils add depths and texture to the subject I paint.

My work is based on high-quality art supplies. My art supply choices, based on experience, make it possible to provide work with a high standard of quality at all times. Even though most of my illustrations are used digitally or are printed, excellent art supplies are essential to my work. 

Selected colors and pigments are responsible for the characteristic look of my illustrations. 

You can view a complete list of the art supplies I use here. If you are interested to know more about why I chose certain products for my work, I explain all the reasons in the details section of my art supply list. 

originals

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