Chrysa Koukoura’s illustrations are wonderfully simple, well executed pen and ink drawings that are at once bold and confident. Much of her work is inspired by nature – possibly because she grew up on the small island of Rhodes – and she seems to have an infinity with the natural world, an understanding, as if lived through.
Living in an age of super saturated digital colour as we do it comes as a relief to find a designer and artist who enjoys the simplicity of black and white. It’s refreshing. A breath of fresh air. As she says herself:
With a slight hesitancy in working with colour, I use fine pen on paper with meticulous detail, my aim being to draw the viewer in for a closer look. I love the simplicity and the restrictiveness of working in black and white, as it requires me to bring something extra out of an image that wouldn’t usually be there had a colour been involved.