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WHAT IS AN EMPOWERING ILLUSTRATION ?

Drop Of Love by Sarah Mekerba
It Is A Unique Illustration Where Resides Contagious Strength And Hope. We all Have What It takes To Live The Life We Want, But Sometimes We Need To Be Reminded Of Our Capacities. That's Where My Art Comes To Play: Take A Look At It And It Will Remind You That You Are Not Alone, That The Difficulties You Are Facing Are Temporary, And That You Have the power To Reinvent Your Life Fearlessly If You Really Want To, With Your Own Creativity And Your Own Rules. Because The Only Person Who Has True Power Over You Is You.
Protected illustration art strong free woman Sarah Mekerba
Smoking Love illustration art strong woman Sarah Mekerba

HOW CAN AN ILLUSTRATION BE EMPOWERING?

Every Illustration Is A Pure Expression Of Love. They were made to express Authentic Feelings And  Important Truths That I Came To Discover And Acknowledge Trough a Long Path Of Growth: A Lonely Journey That Gave Me No Other Choice But To Take Risks, To Become A Strong Woman And To Follow My Inner Voice by learning to express all My emotions And To Trust My Intuition, Whatever The Price Would Be. So In Every Artwork There is a piece Of My Soul Spreading Strength And Hope To You.
Drop Of Love by Sarah Mekerba

MY VALUES

Drop Of Love by Sarah Mekerba
Truth : If We Want To Live In Alignment With Our True Self, Values and Needs, We Must seek the Truth And Embrace It, Even If At The Beginning It May Hurt.
Courage : Accepting The Truth Requires Us To Face Uncomfortable Emotions, Situations and Conversations; To go through uncertainty,  To Acknowledge And To Overcome Our Fears.  It Can Feel Scary And Painful, That's Why Courage Is Fundamental. Courage is feeling the fear and go on anyway, it is resistance and faith in life.
Love : Once We Acknowledge The Truth And Choose To Live With It With Courage And Determination, We Start To Understand What Freedom And True Love Are. We Learn Step By Step To Trust Our Intuition And To Love Ourselves Unconditionally. We become More Powerful, Aware, Healthy, Confident, Authentic And Full Of Hope And Creativity,  To Live a Fulfilling Life.
Red Zone illustration art strong woman Sarah Mekerba
L'imposture tue l'amour illustration art stron woman Sarah Mekerba
Queen of your life illustration art tribal strong woman Sarah Mekerba
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A UNIQUE AND UNREPEATABLE STYLE

My Illustrations Are The Result Of A Long Process Of Self Learning. Each Work Carries Within Itself My Unique And Recognizable Imprint,  Which Is The Result Of Many Hours Of Work All Done By Hand. The Lines Are Drawn With Great Concentration And Attention, No Detail Is Left To Chance; And The Colors Are Distributed In An Accurate Way So That Their Contrast Can Add Brilliance And Sharpness To The Work While Enhancing Its Intensity. The Shapes And The Patterns I Create Are One Of The strongest points of My Works That Cannot Be Missing. Many Of Them Are Of Different Cultural Inspirations, But The Most Evident Are The Berber And African Ones, With Which I Have Been Impregnated Since Childhood.
Drop Of Love by Sarah Mekerba

THE PREDOMINANT COLORS AND THEIR MEANINGS

Drop Of Love by Sarah Mekerba
The Most Used Colors Are Red, Black And White And Their Choice Is Not A  Coincidence. These Three Intense Colors That Contrast Perfectly With Each Other To Give Depth And Intensity To The Illustrations Have A Very Specific Meaning To Me.
Red Is The Color We See When We Close Our Eyes In Front Of The Sun That Is Our Source Of Life. It Is The Color Of Vitality, Love, Passion And Anger, An Emotion often Unjustly Despised But Which Has A Fundamental Importance Of Orientation Healing And Salvation, When It Is Felt And Understood.
Black Is The Color Of Mourning, Of What Must Go To Make Way For The New, For Change; It Is The Color Of Pain, Of The Dark, Of The Difficult moments We Face To Grow In Order To Live Life In A Mature And Creative Way. It Is The Color Of Our shadows, Parts of us That We Have The Duty To Know, To Welcome And Accept In Order To Love Ourselves Completely.
White Is The Color Of The Purity Of The Soul And The Authenticity Of The Feelings, Hope And Trust. It Is The Color Of The Present That, Step By Step, Builds The Future, But Never Forget The Past. It Is The Color Of Patience And Reflection, Of The New Possibilities That  Everyday Brings.
Out Of Fear illustration art strong woman Sarah Mekerba
Chilling With Myself illustration woman smoking Sarah Mekerba
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Materials Illustration Art Sarah Mekerba

THE MATERIALS

The Choice Of The Material Was From The Beginning A Cornerstone In Defining My Personal Style. I Didn't Want To Draw Like Everyone Else, I Wanted To Create In My Own Way With The Material That Gives Me Pleasure, Without Feeling Chained To A Conventional Way Of Making Art, Nor Contaminated By Rules And Streotypes, I Wanted To Be Inspired By My Personal Vision Of The World And By Artists I admire, To Give Life To Something Different and Unique.
Most Of The Time I Use Thick And Rough Paper of Superior Quality, The Grammage Ranges From 200 To 250 Per m2; Hb or 2B Pencils To Make The Initial Sketch. Then I Go Over With Fine liners Of Various Thicknesses, Usually From 0.2 To 0.5, And In The End I Paint With Professional Markers, And Sometimes I Also Use Brushes And Ink To Color The Larger Parts.
Being Self-taught, I Am Sure That Over Time I Will Explore Other Materials.
Drop Of Love by Sarah Mekerba
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