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Geri Alva

Geri Alva - 3182 Beauclerk, Montreal,, Canada based illustrator

Geri Alva is a fashion and beauty illustrator who uses her prodigious figurative skills to effortlessly capture the beauty and elegance of the women she creates. Whether it’s a portrait or an illustration for a fashion magazine, she establishes her forms with a few adept sweeps of her arm, then adds in the detail, leaving just enough to the viewer’s imagination to keep them engaged with the image.
Originally from Haiti, Geri grew up in Canada and is based in Montreal. She studied fashion design at Lasalle College and graphic design at Ahuntsic College before diving into the world of fashion and beauty illustration. Clients enjoy working with her thanks to her intuitive approach and attention to detail. Geri lives and breathes fashion, and started reading Vogue at the age of 14. Clothes, glamour, flowers, stars and modern architecture are all sources of inspiration for her.

Approach

Images always begin on fine art paper, with graphite pencils or pastels. When the concept has been established, Geri scans the drawing in and develops it further in Photoshop and/or on her iPad.

Style

Using minimal lines and strong contrast, Geri draws the eye to her focal point quickly and effectively, then holds your attention with dashes of detail and/or colour. Parts of each work often blend into the background, generating a hint of intrigue.

Client list

The Star Lady Glamorous Black and White Magazine Editorial illustration
Geri Alva
eye wink, eye illustrations, graphite eye illustrations, graphite pencil eye illustrations, eye anim
Geri Alva
Fashion illustration of Ladybug Pumps
Geri Alva
Copacabana, brazil Copacabana, brazil beach, vintage illustrations, palm tree illustrations, vintage
Geri Alva
mr teddy bear, teddy bear greeting cards, graphite pencil teddy bear, graphite teddy bear, pencil te
Geri Alva
Conceptualized Graphite Portrait of a Coloured Girl
Geri Alva
Flowing Hair Bella black and white illustration
Geri Alva
Cheerful Woman Blowing Kisses with Balloon
Geri Alva
fashion heel, couture heels, jimmy choo heel, wtercolour heel, aveline tulle heel
Geri Alva
Line fashion illustration for the Essence Magazine
Geri Alva
Fashion illustration for Garnier
Geri Alva
Editorial illustration of women pose for Vogue
Geri Alva
Botanical illustration of Flower Emblem
Geri Alva
Watercolor painting of Golden Pineapples
Geri Alva
Fashion illustration of Gorgeous woman in a gown
Geri Alva
Fashion illustration for New York Socialite
Geri Alva
summer fun, summer illustrations, line illustrations, summer line illustrations, neon illustrations,
Geri Alva
Line Portrait of an African American Proud Lady
Geri Alva
summer fun, summer illustrations, line illustrations, summer line illustrations, neon illustrations,
Geri Alva
Watercolor fashion illustration of Ballerina Backstage
Geri Alva
Couture Red Dress fashion illustration
Geri Alva
Ballerina girl fashion illustration
Geri Alva
Vogue editorial illustration
Geri Alva
Watercolor painting of Fashionista
Geri Alva
Japanese Culture black and white illustration
Geri Alva
Woman in black watercolor painting
Geri Alva
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