Layered portraits in graphite and watercolor by Elia Mervi

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Elia Mervi is an illustrator from Madrid, Spain, now living in working in Sintra, a village near Lisbon on the coast of Portugal. Elia started with a fashion design education in 2008 but quickly discovered her heart wasn’t in fashion: it was in illustration. A year later she switched schools, and enrolled in the illustration course at the art academy in Madrid. Nowadays Elia works as a freelance illustrator, creating wonderful pieces mainly inspired by women. Her interest in the intellectual and creative visions of women, as well as their life experiences, form wonderful, layered drawings enhanced with deep layers of watercolor.

You can find more of Elia’s work on her website, Facebook page or on Instagram. And, for you fellow Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire fans, make sure to check out her beautiful portraits inspired by George R. R. Martin’s fantastic tale! Enjoy!

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