Hello! My name is Olalla Ruiz, and I am a professional illustrator based in Granada, Spain.
After studying Fine Arts, I worked as a graphic and web designer. However, I later rediscovered my passion for drawing and decided to focus on illustration professionally.
You could say that in illustration I have found the balance between art and design.
My inspiration comes from medieval painting and oriental art, although my work is also influenced by literature, classic cinema, and photography.
In my illustrations, I use digital techniques to recreate more traditional mediums such as pencil and watercolor.
Each new commission is an exciting challenge in which I strive to capture the client’s vision and bring it to life in the perfect image for their project. I am particularly interested in editorial work for books, magazines, and newspapers. I also collaborate with advertising agencies that want to convey their messages or ideas through illustration, as well as brands that want an illustration applied to their product.
In addition to working on commissions, I also develop personal projects. These images are displayed in various art galleries, stores, and exhibitions.
I have also created the brand Los Leones de Granada, where I return to traditional drawing techniques and can express myself with total artistic freedom without being bound by a client’s brief or requirements.
El País newspaper, Casio, Cultura Inquieta, Instituto Cervantes, Goethe Institut, AECID, Líbero magazine, Cinemanía, Instituto Andaluz de la Mujer, Amnesty International.