Laura Callaghan‘s illustrations are bold, feisty, defiant, colourful… full! I love her work so much, another Instagram find. She’s an Irish illustrator living in London. Her work comes about using a mixture of watercolour, hand-drawing, indian ink and isograph pen.

“Callaghan’s scenes lend the females she draws power, conviction and notoriety… The characters are not to be taken lightly, they very much command attention, through their clothing, hair color, and settings—furthering the feminist notions penned by Carol Hanisch’s 1969 essay, “The Personal is Political.”
 Creator says and yes!

Laura says she is inspired by films and comics, the sad, gory and shocking. I can definitely see how this influences her work. There’s also something boldly sensual I find in Laura’s work. I could write essays on it.

“So much of the work that I make is narrative and quite personal – to me, it just makes more sense to draw things from a woman’s perspective,” she says.

Cheek 2 cheek 👀 #saskiadiez #watercolour
All photos from Laura’s website. Follow her on Instagram and Tumblr.

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Written by Nik-Nak