Category Archives: Illustrator

Dizzyingly Psychedelic Illustrations by Sam Dean Lynn

Sam Dean Lynn is another recent illus­tra­tion grad whose work I’ve fallen in love with. I typ­i­cally enjoy com­po­si­tions that are col­or­ful and busy, and her dizzy­ingly psy­che­delic pieces cer­tainly fit the bill. Take a close look and you’ll dis­cover tiny insects, roam­ing crea­tures, and twist­ing vines that are all woven together. They’re fas­ci­nat­ing tapestries, […]

Lively Dry-Brush Illustrations Molly Mendoza

  Molly 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 […]

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 […]

Maggie Chiang’s Revealing Landscape Illustrations

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 […]

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 […]

Leah Goren’s Nudie Alphabet — Nudiebet?

Let’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

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 […]

Colorful Patterns Created with Linocuts by Andrea Lauren

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 […]

Delightfully Fun Paper Puppets by Sara Guindon

Did you ever play with paper dolls? I did when I was younger, and so I was instantly attracted to Sara Guindon’s delight­ful paper toys. They fea­ture char­ac­ters dressed to the nines who do things like play gui­tar, look through their binoc­u­lars, and draw in their sketch­books. Fun! Each pup­pet is hand­made and printed on acid-free […]