What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?



Esther Gili

Today, we’re looking at the charming illustrations by watercolor/pencil artist Esther Gili. The very talented, very humble Gili does not see herself as an artist, even though she has met with great success. Her art is wildly popular on Instagram and elsewhere, she has illustrated a number of successful Spanish-language children’s books, and there have even been books published of her wonderful art.

“I do not have a gift for drawing, I have simply drawn a lot.”

– Esther Gili

I am really attracted by her sweet, fresh artistic style. Her characters, even when depicted in moments of introspection, seem open and optimistic, which is kind of at odds with what she describes as her antisocial nature. It’s amazing to me that someone who suffers from such crippling shyness could produce such approachable art.

You can follow Esther Gili on her website and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

14 thoughts on “Shy

  1. Delightful. I wish I was this “ungifted”

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  2. Wonderful and fun. Hal

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  3. Certainly beautifully detailed.

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  4. Love her style. Thanks for sharing her with us.

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  5. These are charming illustrations. I love that the colours are so bright while maintaining the translucency of the watercolour. I actually understand where the artist is coming from. People often tell me I am talented (eugh – that reads like such a humblebrag – not my intention at all) but actually I have no talent or gift. What I have is a passion for art and I just draw a lot which means I have had a lot of practice. I think possibly that is what the artist means by her statement, that art is something she has to continually work at to get the results she does.


  6. Sounds like her internal world is fresh and open. It’s the external world she struggles with. Just an introvert expressing herself with the beauty she feels xx

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