Melancholic Illustrations That Show Complex Human Emotions by Virginia Mori

Using simple line drawings and pared-down graphics, Virginia Mori captures complex human emotions. Although many of Mori's illustrations lean toward the melancholy with themes of isolation and anxiety, moments of levity and escapism are available, especially in her works that feature books. Mori's artworks have a tendency to feature only one individual, often a young female protagonist, or a couple of men and women that aren't quite interacting.

The artist resides and works in Italy, and along with her pencil and pencil drawings, she also is an animator. Lately, Mori's illustrations were the inspiration for a photo series using the trend brand Gucci. You may view more of her job on her Instagram and Facebook.