Lively Dry-Brush Illustrations Molly Mendoza


Molly MendozaMolly Mendoza’s vibrant illus­tra­tions are com­posed of strong, lively brush strokes that pro­duce an incred­i­ble amount of visual energy. At times, they’re sort of a jum­ble of col­ors, shapes, and lines. You need to spend a lit­tle time with them to make sense of every­thing, but it’s totally worth it. Let your­self get lost in these splen­dorous compositions.

Fol­low Molly’s work on Tum­blr.

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Haejin Park’s Illustrations of Colorful Imaginary Worlds

Hae­jin Park is a very recent grad­u­ate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) illus­tra­tion pro­gram. She loves build­ing imag­i­nary places and devel­op­ing char­ac­ters that live within them. They’re lively and often col­or­ful, inter­ject­ing a lot of play­ful line work with many small details that con­cep­tu­ally enrich each piece. I’m look­ing for­ward to see­ing what she cre­ates in the future!

Fol­low Hae­jin on Tum­blr and Insta­gram!

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My Weekly 7 Illustrated Obsessions

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1 // Nail Salon Neon Pen by Big Bud Press
2 // The Blue Jour­nal by Lily­Moon
3 // Nature Walks To Do List by Jes­sica Roux
4 // Fruit­ing Dish­towel by Becca Stadt­lander
5 // Trop­i­cal Gar­den Wall Clock by Papio Press
6 // Small Fluffy Cat Pouch by Keora Keora
7 // Porce­lain Table­ware by The Awe­some Project

Do you have an illus­trated prod­uct that you’re obsessed with? Fill out this quick form, and it might be fea­tured on here! The Nature Walks To Do List was a sub­mis­sion — and I’m so glad I know about it now.

Maggie Chiang’s Revealing Landscape Illustrations

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If you scroll through illus­tra­tor Mag­gie Chiang’s Tum­blr, you’ll find that there are a lot of shots of the out­doors. I can’t help but think that these visu­als are what seep into her own art­work, as evi­dence of what’s fea­tured here. Each illus­tra­tion includes some ele­ment of the great big world (and even uni­verse). Often, there’s some sort of reveal. They’re beau­ti­ful, allur­ing, and at times poignant, as her sub­jects look dwarfed by what’s around them.

Mag­gie also has a web­site. Check it out here.
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Herikita Expresses the Feels in Her Series of Odd Illustrations


On Herikita’s Face­book page, she writes, “I do things with my hands that I imag­ine in my head, so peo­ple can see it too.” This sen­ti­ment describes her soft, illus­tra­tive work per­fectly. Her images and imagery are undoubt­edly strange, but in a way that’s relat­able. Many of the inte­rior scenes are like an dia­logue ver­bal­ized, and as a viewer, I rec­og­nize what that is and how it feels to say those things out loud.

In addi­tion to the feels, Herikita also cre­ates loose, delight­fully odd col­lec­tions. A beet, hair­less cat, and bed all make up a sin­gle illus­tra­tion. They seem like a non-sequitur to me, but per­sonal to the illustrator.

Check out more of Herikita’s works on her Tum­blr. You won’t be disappointed.

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Hang a Whale on Your Wall with Lorien Stern’s Ceramics

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Ever wanted to own a giant sperm whale? What about a ple­siosaur? Well, thanks to Lorien Stern’s Etsy shop, these are achiev­able goals. The ceramic artist crafts large-scale crea­tures to hang on your wall, and they evoke the giant game tro­phies that hunters might dis­play in their den. Unlike those taxi­dermy ani­mals, how­ever, Lorien’s works are much more humane and fun.

I wish more of these pho­tos showed off their scale, but check out below just to get an idea. At over 20 inches long, these aren’t tiny. They’re a cen­ter­piece of a room!

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Leah Goren’s Nudie Alphabet — Nudiebet?

nudiebet-1Let’s make it an alphabet-themed day! Here’s Leah Goren’s Nudie Alpha­bet, which is exactly how it sounds: naked bod­ies form­ing the shapes of let­ters. Or, demon­strat­ing some inter­est­ing inter­pre­ta­tive dance/yoga moves. How­ever you want to look at it.

Pur­chase this alpha­bet as a print. It’s cur­rently avail­able in Leah’s shop.


Say the ABCs with Alice Pattullo’s Animal Screen Prints

A is for Armadillo who is short stout and round.

A is for Armadillo who is short stout and round.

Here’s a fun project that’s a nice take on an “alpha­bet” series. Alice Pat­tullo cre­ated a col­lec­tion of A-Z ani­mals, and she’s cur­rently shar­ing a let­ter a day. I like that these illus­tra­tions depict some uncon­ven­tional sub­jects. Bee­tles, crabs, igua­nas — they aren’t crea­tures that are cute or cud­dly, but they’re well-crafted, four-color screen prints. In addi­tion, Alice came up with cute say­ings to go along with ‘em.

Each illus­tra­tion is for sale as a limited-edition print (of 30). Dis­play them all together or by their lone­some. To pur­chase, send her an email.

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B is for Bee­tle who stays close to the ground.

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C is for Crab who crawls on the sea bed.

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D is for Dove who likes to fly overhead.

E is for Elephant who is anything but light.

E is for Ele­phant who is any­thing but light.

F is for fox who roams the city streets at night.

F is for fox who roams the city streets at night.

G is for grizzly bear, a fierce looking fellow.

G is for griz­zly bear, a fierce look­ing fellow.

H is for Hippo who is altogether more mellow.

H is for Hippo who is alto­gether more mellow.

I is for Iguana a large scaly reptile.

I is for Iguana a large scaly reptile.

J is for jack rabbit who jumps mile after mile.

J is for jack rab­bit who jumps mile after mile.

K is for Kangaroo who takes hop, skip and bound.

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My Weekly 7 Illustrated Obsessions

Last week, I started a new fea­ture on the blog where I list illus­trated prod­ucts I’ve been obsess­ing over the past week. Plus, where to buy ‘em if you fancy them, too. Enjoy!

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1 // Hand-embroidered Peter Pan-style col­lar by Baobap Hand­made
2 // Car­rier Pigeon greet­ing card by Idlewild Co.
3 // Vintage-inspired, tem­po­rary tat­toos by Tat­toorary
4 // Art Deco Menagerie wall­pa­per  sold at House of Hack­ney by Katie Scott
5 // Straw­berry tea towel by Eliz­a­beth Grae­ber
6 // Perth Pan­ther Coin Purse by Togeth­er­ness x Min Pin
7 // Plush cat donuts by Marnin Say­lor — avail­able in vanilla, maple, or chocolate!

Do you have an illus­trated prod­uct that you’re obsessed with? Fill out this quick form, and it might be fea­tured on here!

Colorful Patterns Created with Linocuts by Andrea Lauren

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Andrea Lau­ren is a pat­tern maker liv­ing in Asheville, North Car­olina.  Many of her col­or­ful, designy illus­tra­tions are inspired by nature, but she also throws some toys and tea in there, too.

Andrea uses a vari­ety of hand-rendered tech­niques in her pat­tern pro­duc­tion, and they’re meant for dig­i­tal tex­tile print­ing. “I’m par­tic­u­larly drawn to linocuts, pen & ink, and cut paper,” she writes on her web­site. Check out her Spoon­flower shop for more.

If you’re inter­ested in print­mak­ing, be sure to read Andrea’s blog, Ink Print Repeat. She shares help­ful tips (includ­ing sup­plies she uses) as well as fun in-progress work.

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