Angelica Lena’s Illustrations Are Intimate and Moody

Here at MobiSpirit, we’re committed to celebrating creativity, big or small. Our latest Instagram find is illustrator and animator Angelica Lena. A freelance worker based between London and Barcelona, Lena’s illustration style is informed by her animation skills, with emphasis on composition and movement.

Each piece begins with a sketch by hand and then cleaned up digitally with the aid of Photoshop. “I love the freedom working digitally has,” remarked Lena in an interview with Inky Goodness. “It gives you the chance to make more mistakes, and work faster. And the more mistakes you make, the more you learn.”

“I come from Rome, Italy, where I studied to become an illustrator for two years in the tiniest, most brilliant school called Officina B5,” shared Lena. Jump forward some years later and she now works for clients as big as BBC Ideas, Tate Britain, Cambridge University, and Siemens.

Her work includes commercials, opening titles, and short films, as well as commissioned illustrations for independent magazines. But she also shares snippets of it online, via Instagram.