Juan Carlos Viñas is a Spanish illustrator who works mainly with ink and watercolor. Occasionally he expands his work to include intricate paper cutouts, which add a textural layer to his whimsical character portraits

For his latest project, Viñas (who works under the name Jotaká) pieced together intimate portraits of embracing couples in a series he’s titled “La seista.” The portraits show couples laying in bed together surrounded by books, records and beloved pets

On his Behance profile, the artist writes that these pieces are part of a “personal project about hugs, the importance and the ideal time to receive them.” Read more…

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Artist constructs embracing couples from intricate paper cutouts