Category Archives: Illustrator

Exquisite Illustrations Created with Thousands of Tiny Lines

Count­less tiny lines form these exquis­ite illus­tra­tions by Sara Cor­bett. The Brooklyn-based cre­ative uses the minia­tur­ized ticks in design­ing crea­tures like zebras, bats, fish, and more. They’re seen frol­ick­ing in the woods in unlikely pair­ings. (Who would imag­ine that a rac­coon and ele­phant are hang out?) We all know the power of a small line, but it’s nice to be […]

Decue Wu’s Dizzying Textures, Patterns, and Colors (Oh My!)

Decue Wu was one of many tal­ented cohorts in the MFA Illus­tra­tion Prac­tice pro­gram at MICA. She’s got a won­der­ful style that com­bines a dizzy­ing array of pat­terns, col­ors, and tex­tures, and she’s able to pull these dis­parate sources into a cohe­sive image.  Beau­ti­ful! While I love me a good still life, I really enjoy Decue’s fash­ion illustrations. […]

A Narwhal with a Ukulele? Now, That’s a Party!

Doesn’t this (above) illus­tra­tion by Aniek Bar­tels per­fectly cap­ture the essence of Spring? I am wish­ing for tem­per­a­tures warm enough to ride on a bike with­out a jacket. If you think that image is fun, check out the rest of her happy draw­ings below. March­ing ele­phants, nar­whals with ukule­les… that’s a party I want to […]

Get a Little Weird with These Gorgeous Pencil Drawings

Alessan­dra De Cristofaro’s beau­ti­ful draw­ings make me want to pick up a pen­cil. They’re rich in tone and sub­ject mat­ter, often depict­ing inte­rior scenes and the idio­syn­crasies of rooms. I love her style, and she places an empha­sis on tiny, visual marks that cre­ate a feel­ing of move­ment. It’s as if energy is flow­ing throughout […]

Eero Lampinen’s Beautiful Depictions of Strange Lands

On both Mon­day and Tues­day of this week, I’ve fea­tured illus­tra­tions that are strange. So, how about I make Wednes­day just as weird? I recently posted the work of Eero Lampinen on my Insta­gram to great response. And, why not? The beau­ti­ful images are really well drawn and fea­ture odd, inter­est­ing depic­tions of nature. Giant bugs crawl over […]

Multifaceted Illustrations by Madison Shackell-York are Puzzles

Madi­son Shackell-York’s mul­ti­facted images are the kind best enjoyed when you’ve looked at them for longer than a second’s glance. They’re rich in com­po­si­tional depth and use layer upon layer of sym­bol­ism and visual metaphors. At first, the over­all illus­tra­tion might look con­fus­ing. But, when you spend time with it - dis­sect­ing what each part of the image […]

Dreamy Illustrations That’ll Make You Want to Explore Outdoors

Korean illus­tra­tor Eun­sil Chun’s delight­ful works cap­ture the quiet beauty of the out­side world. A col­or­ful casts of char­ac­ters, both peo­ple and ani­mals, tra­verse the bloom­ing land­scapes. Eunsil’s illus­tra­tions include ele­ments of fan­tasy, and every com­po­si­tion fea­tures many fairy tale-esque things. In one, a tiny house boat sits on top of a giant bird’s head. Another fea­tures a wolf […]

Book Lovers: A Sneak Peek into Touchka’s Newest Illustrated Scarf!

For the past sev­eral months (prob­a­bly more), I have lusted after illus­trated silk scarves. I love how they tell sto­ries that are con­tained on a sin­gle panel. Plus, they have an obvi­ous prac­ti­cal use as a beau­ti­ful fash­ion acces­sory. Touchka designed these dreamy pieces that fea­ture bright col­ors and gor­geous, small details. Touchka is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Jenny Lumelsky […]

BEEP BEEP! Pop Culture-Centric GIFs by Allison Kerek

I always enjoy a good GIF, and so of course I’m lov­ing Alli­son Kerek’s work! She’s a Kansas City-based illus­tra­tor (my home­town!) who stud­ied inter­ac­tive design in Philadel­phia. Her fun ani­ma­tions fea­ture skulls mor­ph­ing into Ben Franklin, flash­ing NIKE dunks, and of course, Missy Elliot on top of a jeep. I could watch these pop-culture-centric for […]