Eli Babajanov
Wild Trance


Un-commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
The project is a wild interpretation of the scientific, restrained attitude in botanical illustrations. I wanted to take the dislocated flower and relate it to its habitat. I used the most familiar nature I know: the Mediterranean animals in their daily struggle, expressing the burst of life, death, survival, and passion.

How was the illustration used:
The illustrations were exhibited in several galleries and events in Tel-Aviv.

How did you make this work:
The process began from sketching with references of botanical illustrations. I gave up on the realistic anatomy of the animals to create a more fluid and dynamic composition. To enrich the illustration I made some loose patterns from local plants and props. I worked with color separation to prepare it for print. Finally, the illustration was printed in Risograph to maximize the saturation.

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Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design
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Eli was born in Jaffa, Israel. He draws since he can remember himself. He got his B.Des from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 2018. Right after he finished his studies he began working as an illustrator at Wix. Along with his daily job, he's taking freelance projects and works on his personal projects (he also loves to animate).