When my Photos were Illustrated

Last November I received some emails from Alex. Briefly, she asked me to illustrate a few of my photos. And I accepted.The reasons that I accepted are were obvious and easily understandable, but since you want everything to be so literal, here are the reasons: a) it's the first time that someone asks me to illustrate my photographs, could I refuse? Um, no I couldn't. b) painting is really anxiolytic for this girl and moreover she  had her exams, so here's another reason, c) I like her messy style, strokes here and there, and strokes everywhere d) her dad had his birthday and she gave to him, the following illustrated sailboat. When a picture of yours, becomes a cause for a gift, that's when you can't say no.

I guess that there are some more -totally selfish- reasons which made me take a desicion, but I really can't recall them right now. So let's stick to these. Alex is interested in fashion and portrait illustrations and she improves her techniques every day. She is the sweetest too. Now it's time to take a look at her art!


Alex's illustration and this sailboat that boat from my summer's vacation.


 The second illustration is based on Vasilis Ioakeimidis' photo for our "Follow your Heart Project".

Thanks Alex, your illustrations made my day! :)


Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

Feel free to email her at hello@inwhirlofinspiration.com, or find her on Instagram and Twitter. (breaking the 3rd person narration to thank you properly)

Thank you so much for reading!