Illustration, The Color Series

The Color Series | 15 Illustrations Proving Brown Is Anything but Boring


Brown illustrations

It’s the last in my install­ment of The Col­or Series! After five weeks of chron­i­cling work that uti­lizes blue, pink, green, pur­ple, and gray, the series has come to its nat­ur­al con­clu­sion. For this final week, let’s explore the rich world of brown illus­tra­tions, embroi­dery, and paper craft.

Brown can sound boring—unless you’re a cre­ative type. There are so many facets to this hue, from rich sien­nas to a cool ash. Like green and blue, it lends itself to art­work revolv­ing around nature—think scorched Earth or the beau­ti­ful vari­a­tions of our feath­ered friends.

Brown might seem boring, but you’ll have a whole new appreciation for it when you see all of its rich variations.

Brown Illustration by Gemma Capdevlila

Gemma Capdevila (on Brown Paper Bag)

Brown Illustration by Lisa Smironva

Lisa Smirnova (on Brown Paper Bag)

Brown Illustration by Nastia Sleptsova

Nastia Slepstova

Brown Illustration by Miren Asiain Lora

Miren Asiain Lora

Brown Illustration by Miga De Pan

Miga De Pan (on Brown Paper Bag)

Brown Illustration by Monica Barengo

Monica Barengo (on Brown Paper Bag)

Brown Illustration by Kelsey Oseid

Kelsey Oseid

Brown Illustration by Vera van Wolfren

Vera van Wolfren (on Brown Paper Bag)

Brown Illustration by Rebecca Green

Rebecca Green

Brown Illustration by Kelly Judd

Kelly Louise Judd

Brown Illustration by David Avend

David Avend

Brown Illustration by Rebecca Aretemisa

Rebecca Aretmisa (on Brown Paper Bag)

Brown Illustration by Isabelle Feliu

Isabelle Feliu (on Brown Paper Bag)