Everything Iratxe creates has visual pop. Her influences include Henri Rousseau, the French modern artist Balthus, and the Naïve art movement. Iratxe has a Bachelor degree in Fine Art and Illustration from UB, Barcelona.
The first step in her process is to read the text she’s going to illustrate. Then Iratxe starts drawing in her sketchbook. “I like to create characters and find the right colours for each project,” she says. “For the final illustrations I use gouache and coloured pencils although sometimes I also use digital media, depending on the project.”
Colourful, energetic, optimistic – Iratxe’s images have a touch of naïve fun about them. She enjoys drawing urban scenes and contemporary characters.