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virginiakraljevic

Quirky Pen and Ink Drawings, Paintings, & Illustrations

New York, United States · 676 Sales

virginiakraljevic

Quirky Pen and Ink Drawings, Paintings, & Illustrations

New York, United States 676 Sales On Etsy since 2007

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Announcement   Featuring original pen and ink line drawings, quirky watercolor paintings, illustrations, and whimsical fine art prints. All works and prints are handmade, signed, and packaged by Virginia Kraljevic.

Virginia has collaborated with brands such as Lacoste, Vans, West Elm, Etsy, Suzuki Motors, Inkerman & Blunt Publishing, and Whole Foods Market. If you are interested in purchasing original works, licensing artwork, or have any other inquiries, please contact Virginia. Thanks so much for stopping by!

All images © Virginia Kraljevic

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Last updated on Jun 1, 2016

Featuring original pen and ink line drawings, quirky watercolor paintings, illustrations, and whimsical fine art prints. All works and prints are handmade, signed, and packaged by Virginia Kraljevic.

Virginia has collaborated with brands such as Lacoste, Vans, West Elm, Etsy, Suzuki Motors, Inkerman & Blunt Publishing, and Whole Foods Market. If you are interested in purchasing original works, licensing artwork, or have any other inquiries, please contact Virginia. Thanks so much for stopping by!

All images © Virginia Kraljevic

Virginia Kraljevic

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Virginia Kraljevic

About

Follow Your Heart or Your Heart Will Follow You

If you asked me what I wanted to be when I was six years old, my answer would have been, unabashedly, an artist! (I even have a questionnaire from the first grade to prove it.) Art was my love from the beginning, whether it was snipping, pasting, or coloring in grade school, creating elaborate book or science dioramas, taking photos for the yearbook, doodling all over my notebooks during class (arguably some of my greatest work), or designing sets for theatrical productions in high school. My love of art followed me everywhere.

Along for the ride, my love saw me through three universities in two countries, three unpaid internships, and a myriad of professional and life experiences. Some personal highlights include living in Paris, France, creating whimsical windows and in-store displays for retailer Anthropologie, writing and covering events for Elite Traveler magazine, working behind-the-scenes on photo shoots for Chanel, The New Yorker, and Vogue Hommes International, and co-founding a media production company, all before setting out to work for myself.

When I was 26, all my experiences culminated into one giant epiphany: I should pursue my own artwork. And so, with my love in my pocket, I set about to reinvent myself and had a long list of things to work out: rethinking my workspace, upgrading my art materials, developing my artistic style, defining my niche, connecting with fellow artists and makers, and expanding my network. One year later, my first set of pen and ink drawings were released into the world, like a message in a bottle. I’m happy to report that the bottle was eventually discovered.

As an independent artist and illustrator, I’ve collaborated with brands such as Lacoste, Vans, Suzuki Motors, West Elm, Inkerman & Blunt Publishing, Etsy, and Whole Foods Market, as well as galleries and shops around the globe. I’ve participated in an array of art events, sat on design panels, given lectures, been a contributor of print and online craft tutorials, and hosted how-to videos. But the best part of it all? Getting to share my work with you. (Yes, you, reading this page right now. Hi! Thanks so much for checking out my work.)

Today, you can find me stirring at the crack of dawn to sneak in some time to work before my husband and daughter wake up. My day, lovingly shared with my three-year-old, is filled with art, nature, exploration, discussion, good food, laughter, silliness, and countless books. Our adventures and giggles together are among my top inspirations, which include everything from fractal patterns and moon phases to succulents and scurrying chipmunks.

Whether you are six, 26, or 92, it’s never too early or late to follow your heart and embark upon something new. My love of art still follows me around (mostly as a gentle reminder to stay true), but I’m happy to say that our relationship these days is quite simpatico.

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You can see me in action co-hosting these Etsy How-Tuesday videos:
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/how-tuesday-make-a-pyramid-gift-box/
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/how-tuesday-upcycled-gift-wrap/
http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2011/how-tuesday-confetti-bomb/

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  • Virginia Kraljevic

    Owner, Artist, Illustrator, Printmaker

    Maker of original pen and ink drawings and fine art prints in this one-gal art shop. Please contact me with any questions and thank you for checking out my work.

  • Clover Belle

    Design Assistant

    Both sidekick and muse, Clover's imagination and penchant for silliness infuses her mommy's day with giggles and sunshine. As per her recommendations, future works will include the likes of magical bear caves, narwhals, and baby dragons.

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Last updated on Mar 31, 2016
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