Illustrator Loveis Wise and the Joy of Creating
Illustrator and artist Loveis Wise creates lush and intimate work that’s rich with visual detail. She’s just 24 years old, and in April 2019 her work was featured for the second time on the cover of the New Yorker—it is a piece she describes as exploring one of the many ways black women can practice self-love and love for one other—styling hair. “There’s a lot of joy in that,” she says. Wise is passionate about her work, about design, and about the future of illustration—get to know her in our video profile (at the bottom of this page).
Wise often taps into femininity and nature in her work. Her illustrations play with line and color, layering textures and patterns in a way that she describes as “vibrant, joyful, loving, body positive—shapey, if you will.” She continues, “But it’s also very earth tone, very fun, funky, very plant filled, and very lush.”