Illustrator Jean Aubertin uses watercolours to capture the everyday

While drawing has always been an everyday practice for Jean Aubertin, his career as an illustrator is a fairly recent path he’s taken.

Previously, Aubertin studied economics and worked for five years as a data analyst at a tech company. After an event in his personal life, drawing took on a more significant role and in 2019 he decided to quit his job and focus on his illustrations.
“I like the serenity of everyday scenes,” Aubertin says of his style. “I especially enjoy modest objects we usually do not look at, but that often symbolise our lives, such as a kitchen sink, a toothbrush, a sculpture on the highway, the yellow daffodils on the edge of the Paris ring road.”