Nina Tiefenbach

Nina Tiefenbach always dreamt of being able to make a living from drawing. After graduating from the renowned design faculty at University Pforzheim she travelled to South America, France and Spain. The globetrotter finally settled in Berlin and started to work as a graphic designer for various advertising agencies. In 2002 Nina decided to focus on illustration and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since.

Her immediate surroundings are the biggest source of inspiration for the artist – people, food, plants or woolen threads lying around. – „You just have to keep your eyes open, and pictures will form in my head which I then capture in my sketchbook.“ – Nina Tiefenbach likes to look to other artists from different centuries, especially from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: „I love the aesthetic, the flatness, the spatial division of the paper and the colour schemes.” – She is especially fond of works by doctor and painter Ulisse Aldrovandi from the 16th century and the artist Mary Delany who lived in England in the 18th century.

To develop her very own personal style she took classes in watercolour techniques with Bernhard Vogel. Consequently, Nina Tiefenbach is now known for her unique watercolour illustrations.

A very colourful style with delicate linework makes her artwork special. She loves using watercolour, pencil or fineliner and creates digital illustrations on her computer. – “I like to experiment with different techniques like paper folding and cutting or animation.” – The illustrator takes watercolour drips and colour segments that she cuts out in Adobe Illustrator or with scissors and combines them to create new shapes that turn into images.

Nina Tiefenbach has a special penchant for beautiful female faces – unsurprisingly, she feels very at home in beauty illustration. She has drawn wonderful portraits for a variety of clients, amongst others she created colourful watercolour portraits of famous Swiss people for Y-Mag Kanton Schwyz. She also creates ongoing employee portraits for DHL Delivered Magazine.

Lately Nina has also been illustrating little picture stories and animations.

Nina Tiefenbach always dreamt of being able to make a living from drawing. After graduating from the renowned design faculty at University Pforzheim she travelled to South America, France and Spain. The globetrotter finally settled in Berlin and started to work as a graphic designer for various advertising agencies. In...

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