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How modern perspectives on women inspire illustrator Amber Vittoria

illustrator Amber Vittoria

What do Gucci, Teen Vogue, Instagram and The New York Times have in common? Besides their worldwide fame, they’ve all collaborated with illustrator Amber Vittoria. With her contemporary paintings, inspired by today’s perspectives on women and femininity, she conquers the world. Which message does she want to make clear with her illustrations? 

Cover photo: © Amber Vittoria on Instagram

Illustrator Amber Vittoria

Amber Vittoria is a talented illustrator living in New York City. In her colorful work, she depicts different shapes and sizes, but all related to women. Physical characteristics such as body hair, big thighs and far-reaching looks are central in every piece she develops. She aims to conquer the idea of the ‘ideal physical female’.

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“Exhausted, even in cute athleisure” – illustrator Amber Vittoria cc Off White

Hairy-legged illustrations

Illustrator Amber Vittoria wants to break with this widely held belief of the ideal female. When she was with her niece a couple of years ago, the importance of having good self-image became even clearer to her. Her younger niece was sending Snapchat selfies to friends while stating how ugly she felt. She neither liked her hair, nor her eyebrows or eyes. They all had to meet a certain ideal. This encouraged Vittoria to make an even bolder statement with her paintings. She hasn’t stayed unnoticed ever since. And for good reason: her paintings are airy, yet catchy and immediately telling a story once you look at them.

Way of working

Illustrator Amber Vittoria’s way of working is as special as the story she aims to tell. When starting a new job, she first creates the outlines in Photoshop. Once printed, she applies the outlines and characteristic details by hand with a brush pen. It leads to sharp lines combined with soft expressions.

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“A heavinly body” – illustrator Amber Vittoria

Another important part of her work is the naming of Vittoria’s illustrations. Think of illustrations depicting bold hairy legs, named “Long Hair, Don’t Care” or a tired looking figure wearing sports underwear named “Exhausted, Even in Cute Athleisure”.

We think her sense of humor, her creativity and political message will bring this inspiring lady to a next level. Go check out more of her work below and decide for yourself.

 

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Quite impressive, don’t you think? Just like illustrator Amber Vittoria, there are many more inspiring women you can learn from. Check out our section dedicated to our female heroes here or our section on art here.

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