Spotlight: Mawee the Artistique Illustrator

Mawee Borromeo: The Artistique Illustrator | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Can you picture a world without creative minds? I can't because for me artistic ingenuity and imagination are a necessity. They're like the twinkling stars or the northern lights against our endless sky. They inspire and they evoke emotion at a certain level. My love for everything artsy-craftsy and literary has led me to discover people who does exactly that and I came to realize that it would be such a waste to keep them to myself. This is why I decided to showcase my favorite creatives and introduce them to my readers through a post series I'd like to call Spotlight. For my very first entry, let's focus the limelight on the artistique graphic designer and illustrator Mawee Borromeo and her love affair with pastels, crazy hair and voguish fashion flair.

Spotlight: Mawee the Artistique Illustrator | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Twinning
Mawee has been graciously flooding my Instagram feed with her pastel themed illustrations. There is something about her art that speaks to me. They are refreshing, modest but eye catching. Together, let's get to know the artist behind the design!

Spotlight: Mawee the Artistique Illustrator | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
The Blush and Pastels Series
Tell us a brief introduction about yourself and your craft.
Hi, I'm Mawee Borromeo! I'm a full-time graphic designer by day and a freelance illustrator at night. I took up Multimedia Arts and have been interested in anything art-related ever since I was little.

Mawee Borromeo: The Artistique Illustrator | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Lee Sung Kyung
What inspires you to do what you do?
It always has been second nature for me to draw. My inspirations come from just about anything that fascinates me. It could be a TV show i'm watching at the moment, a fashion blogger with a quirky sense of style or just a random browse in Pinterest can spike up the drive for me to draw. What inspires me to keep going is the idea of knowing how far illustrating will take me.

Mawee Borromeo: The Artistique Illustrator | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Casual Tuesdays
Is there a particular project that you feel most proud of?
Hmm, I guess it would be all the illustrations that got published. I can't pick! Haha! I'm pretty proud of all of them!

Mawee Borromeo: The Artistique Illustrator | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Taylor Swift's Vogue Cover
Artists can sometimes get into a creative rut. How do you deal with one?
As much as possible, I try to get out of that negative bubble by trying new stuff out like reading a new book, discovering new blogs or websites to follow, going to places I've never been to, etc. just to inspire me. Another thing I do is this - I stalk my favorite local or international artists. It's a little tricky because it's either you get discouraged or motivated to get better but it's always good to be challenged and I think that's a good motivation to do something creative for yourself. 

Mawee Borromeo: The Artistique Illustrator | Anne's Scribbles and Doodles
Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly 
What is your dream project?
My dream project would be a collaboration with Kate Spade! I love the energy of their whole brand - from the choice of colors, concepts, etc. and it would be a dream come true if I get to work with them in the future.

OMG, I can't wait to see that Kate Spade collab come to life! By the way, Mawee accepts commissioned art so if you want to get yourself one of these masterpieces then go ahead and give her a ring.

Mawee has illustrated for big companies like Zalora, Dove, Meg Magazine, Goody and The Philippine Star. She was even named as one of the artists to watch out for by a local publication and I couldn't agree more. Can't get enough of Mawee and her art? I certainly need my dose of pastel fueled fashion illustrations so go ahead and stalk her blog and Instagram.


© All the images in this post are owned by Mawee Borromeo

38 comments:

Ryche said...

Bing! Did you ask her how she does these? I've been wanting to learn this since forever! :(

GlutenFreeHappyTummy said...

i love these drawings! so beautiful and chic

Christel said...

these are great!

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Anne said...

Hi Chil! You can contact her through email or twitter. She's really nice and friendly. :) I'm not sure about the term but I think it's "digital painting" but I could be mistaken. I know she sketches too.

Anne said...

I agree!

Anne said...

Super! :)

Andy G. said...

Wow! you are very talented! Lovely drawings!

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Royal Wang said...

those images are so beautiful and make me realize i need more awareness on it

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Anne said...

Thanks Royal!

Anne said...

Mawee sure is!

Anne said...

Totes agree!

libys11 said...

omg!!!! dreamy illustrations!!! these are magnificent!!! :D

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Anne said...

Super!

Anne said...

I could not agree more!

Highheels & Tutus said...

Wow these are gorgeous. So talented.


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Carly Van Loe said...

These sketches are so lovely!

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Made in Mauve said...

Lovely drawings!!

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Anne said...

That's Mawi! :)

Anne said...

I totally agree!

Anne said...

Yes they truly are. :)

Anne-c Happy Chantilly said...

Such a talented artist! Love it

Anne said...

Very much so! :)

Shayne said...

The illustration with the girl wearing a beanie caught my eye because it reminded me of this photo: http://shayneblogs.tumblr.com/post/103731615431


So talented, I love how she was able to adapt it!


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annie said...

These illustrations are rad! You are so talented! Would you like to follow each other on GFC?! Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
xx
Annie
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Anne said...

Oh my gosh that photo is so on point! It really looks similar except for the color scheme. Good eye there Shayne!

Anne said...

Hi Annie! These are all Mawee's artworks. Yup she is so talented! :)

Loonia Ali said...

So beautiful!

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rae said...

Wow these drawings are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing these!

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Janine Ella said...

Oh my! how I love these illustrations! I've always wanted to have an illustration like this for myself! She's so amazing!!!

P.S. I'm glad you found me again! Now we can follow each other easier! :)

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Anne said...

She really is! I know how you feel. Wouldn't it be awesome to have one to hang on your room?

Ileana said...

Love this post! And the illustrations are amazing :)

xoxo

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Lemontierres said...

Amazing illustrations - I'd love to have something like this of myself, I'd replace every picture of me with a beautiful illustration. X
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Anne said...

Amazing indeed!

Anne said...

I have pretty much the same feeling. :)

AllenTrendin said...

Nice hairstyle..

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Anne said...

That's Mawee's signature art.

Nikita Palei said...

Mawee is really very talented, and so are you, Anne. Nice series!! Now I am going to stalk Mawee's insta!! :P

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Anne said...

Awww thank you! I really felt honored to have interviewed and featured her.

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