isa loureiro

isa loureiro

A creative creature born in a village in the north of Portugal, near the lines that are drawn and blurred by the sea, she continued her studies in the Design career at the University of Aveiro to later work professionally in a design studio in Barcelona, for 7 years, reaching the category of senior graphic designer.

Always close to the lines of the drawing and passionately illustrating each project she undertakes, she decided to refine her skills by completing the General Illustration Course at Visions School – Illustration and Calligraphy, in Barcelona. Today she works as a Freelance Designer and Illustrator, always ready to get involved in projects or commissions that put her imagination and her hand to the test.

Botanical illustration of the invasive Water Hyacinth plant, Eichhornia crassipes.

The Water Hyacinth is an aquatic plant, it has bulbs with air that allow it to float. Native to the fresh waters of the warm regions of South America, its abundance drastically changes the conditions of wetlands. Currently it has colonized almost all the continents where it becomes an invasive species. It is included in the list of the 100 most harmful invasive exotic species in the world.

Digital illustration, using Affinity Photo software, mixing stippling and color techniques (using special brushes). It was developed in the workshop “Illustrating Botany”, one of the various activities of the I Online International Congress of Scientific Illustration, organized by Illustraciencia and CosmoCaixa.

The illustrations made in these workshops represent a collaboration with the Life Invasaqua project: an initiative to advance in the search for solutions and awareness about the impact of invasive exotic species on our ecosystems.

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