Portfolio

illustrations

I create illustrations in watercolor and colored pencils to be used on food- and beverage packaging, editorial applications and paper goods.

Current Exhibitions
Moka Illustration Watercolor

Moka Pot

Watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
Illustration Watercolor

Realistic Illustration – color comparison

Watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
Illustration Watercolor

Pretzel Stick

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
Illustration watercolor

Sage Pattern

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
Illustration watercolor

Coffee Bean Pattern

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
Illustration watercolor

Poppy Seeds

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
illustration watercolor

Artichoke

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
Illustration watercolor

Realistic Illustration – color comparison

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Cinnamon Bun

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Realistic Illustration – color comparison

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Eucalyptus

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

wedding

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Apple

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Life is too short…

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration banana

Banana Pattern

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Pretzel Stick on Paper Bag

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Artichoke Bag

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Apple Packaging

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Poppy Seed

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Moka Pot

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Pretzel Stick Close Up

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Beans

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Sage

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives
watercolor illustration

Apple Pie

watercolor and colored pencils on Arches BFK Rives

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. 

original artwork

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