The Spanish illustrator shows the different sides of femininity.

Portraits of sweetness and seduction by Mercedes deBellard
Granada - JAN 03, 2016

The Spanish illustrator Mercedes deBellard creates beautiful images of women. Halfway between innocence and seduction, the illustrations show a world where femininity is both sweet and naughty. 

Portraits of sweetness and seduction by Mercedes deBellard
Portraits of sweetness and seduction by Mercedes deBellard

Her images are soft, with pastel colours that are not saturated. She also plays with different textures and prints. deBellard explains that she tries to make her figures "very feminine, sweet and a little spicy." In terms of realism, she seeks a fine balance that is not overly realistic.

Portraits of sweetness and seduction by Mercedes deBellard
Portraits of sweetness and seduction by Mercedes deBellard

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