Ida Rorholm Davidsen Illustrations
Our darling designer Ida Rorholm Davidsen, based in Copenhagen, Denmark brings you a feminine universe focusing on female power and independence. Her inspiration is drawn from nature and characters in imaginary settings that allow us to examine our true nature. For her, drawing people in symbiosis with nature is an exploration in divinity and appreciation. We are ever so proud of working with her for her colorful, down-to-earth illustrations celebrate femininity and female artisanship.
We hope you enjoy her pastel palettes that bring the multi-faceted female spirit to life.
4 things you didn't know about Ida:
Hi Ida, can we meet you? Where does your love for illustration come from?
I am based in Copenhagen, Denmark. I grew up in a very creative family, I have spent all my childhood drawing, and when I found out it was possible to live from it, I have never doubted what my profession should be. As a child, I was very inspired by the beautifully illustrated children's books my parents would read aloud for my sister and me before bedtime. I could keep looking at the pictures and imagine myself in different sceneries - something that I think has helped me develop creative imagination.
Do you have recurring characters in your stories?
I have motifs that I love to draw, and that often occur in my illustrations, although sometimes by coincidence. They are mostly female characters, and people always say they look like me. I think it is something many artists can relate to because we draw what it is familiar with. I also like to draw botanical elements, flowers and plants and sometimes animals and insects.
How involved is your work with politics in the world?
I don't see my general work being very political, and I am often quite subtle because I want people to use their imagination and not be too obvious about the story and significance behind it. I have made a few posters with political statements and titles, and my illustrations often arise from a feminine universe focusing on female power and independence.
As a women illustrator, what captivates you in the world? What makes you tick?
My work is not just a job, but a big part of who I am and how I express myself. I can't imagine my life without this interest in visual creativity. I enjoy nature and taking care of it on a smaller scale possible in daily life. I want to express how the natural world is divine, and that we have to appreciate and protect nature, plants, flowers, and animals, I therefore often draw people in symbiosis with nature. But in general, I draw what comes to my mind and what I feel is necessary at that given time, and that can be anything.