Nuria Riaza is an illustrator and visual artist who is finishing her degree in Fine Arts at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Spanish artist Nuria uses bright blue ballpoint ink to create drawings of segmented faces and other surreal scenes, pieces that capture an expressive detail most would not associate with the everyday office supply.
Riaza’s appetite for creepy-cool images emerge in the highly detailed pieces she creates using only a ballpoint pen. She starts drawings when she was five or six years old, she used the pens as medium, but it wasn’t until she was an adult that she started taking the drawing tool more seriously.
Nuria works is not limited to illustration, since it mixes sewing, drawing, watercolor, vector illustration and a long etc, all under a common and recognizable aesthetic. The Riaza’s pieces are a blue dream, each mark of her ball point pen purposeful and carefully placed. It takes the eyes a bit of time to adjust, but once the viewer gets used to the blue landscape, Riaza’s attention to detail is evident.