Magdalena Szafranska

Magdalena Szafranska profile I am a Polish illustrator based in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

My interest is mainly based in fashion illustration but I also enjoy stepping aside onto other areas. Most of my work is created using standard graphite pencil which, I also enjoy mixing and experimenting with other materials.

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Aurora All My Demons Tour poster Aurora - All My Demons Tour poster

Inspired by Aurora's mystical music and image I created this poster for the artist's 2016 All My Demons Tour.

"Best Before" - Dead or Alive, Asleep "Best Before" - Dead or Alive, Asleep

For this project I collaborated with five other students to create a Risograph zine titled "Best Before" which revolved around the theme or Dead or Alive. Each one of us created Risograph prints for both themes in our own individual approaches. Inspired by day and night, I decided to look at nyctinasty; a nastic movement , such as the closing of petals of certain flowers that occurs in response to the alternation of day and night. Rather than concentrating purely on the flower I decided to incorporate the human body into my illustrations. The image used in my death representation shows two faceless women, similar to a flower at night their body is closed, dark and expressionless.

"Best Before" - Dead or Alive, Awake"Best Before" - Dead or Alive, Awake

For this project I collaborated with five other students to create a Risograph zine titled "Best Before" which revolved around the theme or Dead or Alive. Each one of us created Risograph prints for both themes in our own individual approaches. Inspired by day and night, I decided to look at nyctinasty; a nastic movement , such as the closing of petals of certain flowers that occurs in response to the alternation of day and night. Rather than concentrating purely on the flower I decided to incorporate the human body into my illustrations. The image of the woman stretching represents an active, awake body, similar to an open flower visible in a daylight.

Draw A. Dot. Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2016 Submissions
Draw A. Dot. Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2016 SubmissionsDraw A. Dot. Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2016 Submissions

These are my illustrations for the May Instagram Open Call created by Draw A. Dot. May's open call is based around the Spring/Summer 2016 collection by the designer Christopher Kane.