Illustrated products

7 Creative Products to Illustrate Your Life This Week

Creative Products, June 30

1. Big dog patch­es by Buried Dia­monds
2. Hand-shaped hand soap by Imag­i­nary Ani­mals
3. Infi­nite Uni­verse wal­let by Oli­ness Art Stu­dio
4. Flower pot by Miri­am Brug­mann
5. Prick­ly pear embroi­dered bralette by Birds and Beestings
6. Leaf buck­et back­pack by Leafling Bags
7. I Hate You the Least mug by Gem­ma Cor­rell

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Sculpture

Designer-Turned-Crafter Stitches Little Leather Creatures That Live Under the Sea

Leather Creatures by Freda Cheung

Trained as graph­ic design­er, Fre­da Che­ung has gone ana­log and sculpts leather crea­tures by hand. “I’ve always been inter­est­ed in the ocean,” she tells Frankie Mag­a­zine. “Some of my dig­i­tal art­work shares the ocean theme. Then I saw oth­er artists mak­ing ani­mals from felt, and want­ed to make my own sea crea­tures in leather.” To pro­duces her octo­pus­es, crabs, and lob­sters, their pat­terns are pieced togeth­er and secured with whip stitch­es. Some, like the tiny whales, are quirky brooches. Oth­ers are larg­er and stur­dy enough to stack on top one another—for extra fun.

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Illustration, Interview

Illustrator Abbey Lossing Makes It Personal with Her Stylish Portraits

Abbey Lossing digital illustration

If you’ve fol­lowed my Insta­gram for a while, you’ve prob­a­bly seen the work of Abbey Loss­ing. I became enam­ored with her por­traits that com­bine styl­ish ensem­bles, a lim­it­ed col­or palette, and nature-inspired motifs. By day, she’s a staff illus­tra­tor and ani­ma­tor at Vice News, but she also main­tains an active port­fo­lio of per­son­al work.

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Embroidery, Illustration, Paper Craft

The Color Series | 20 Artworks That Cloak Their Compositions in Blue

Blue illustrations

You can’t under­state the impor­tance of color—especially in art. It wields its pow­er in all sorts of ways, from set­ting the mood to giv­ing us impor­tant visu­al clues. Over the next sev­er­al weeks, I’ll share a selec­tion of illus­tra­tion, paper craft, and embroi­dery that over­whelm­ing­ly uses one hue in its com­po­si­tion. Called The Col­or Series, first up are blue illus­tra­tions.

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Collage, Sketchbooks

Cut-Paper Collage Sketchbook Constructs the Charm of Small Towns

Collage sketchbook by Clover Robin

Illus­tra­tor Clover Robin is no stranger to Brown Paper Bag. I was first wowed by her last year when I found that she chron­i­cled her trav­els using collage—while on the road! Since then, I’ve been fol­low­ing her work as she fills her sketch­book pages with more cut paper good­ness. Clover writes that she “delights in nature and all things botan­i­cal,” and is “inspired by a child­hood of wood­land walks and coun­try­side ram­bles.” As such, her illus­tra­tions often fea­ture quaint homes and beau­ti­ful blooms that uti­lize a bevy of col­or and tex­ture. Although they’re abstract, Clover arranges the brush strokes, splat­ters, and col­ors to build form. The result is both struc­tured with a sense of spon­tane­ity and freedom—sort of like being out­doors.

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Illustrated products, Illustration

Tropical Summer Scenes That’ll Make You Want to Escape to the Beach

Summer illustrations by Angela McKay

Today is the longest day of the year, so it seems fit­ting share the work of Angela Mck­ay, aka ohkii stu­dio. Based in Brook­lyn but hail­ing from Aus­tralia and Thai­land, her gouache and water­col­or paint­ings fea­ture sun­ny scenes of swim­ming and trekking through lush trop­i­cal gar­dens. If you’re stuck inside all day (as I am), each of these sum­mer illus­tra­tions will offer a momen­tary reprieve from the com­put­er screen.

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Illustrated products

7 Creative Products That’ll Help Illustrate Your Life This Week

Creative objects (including Etsy products), June 16

1. Blue tiger dish by Kim Siel­beck
2. Leaf blan­ket by Moon Pic­nic
3. Pock­et Por­co Plush soft sculp­ture by Cat Rab­bit
4. Float­ing Gar­dens embroi­dered hoop art by Katy Biele
5. Behold­er charm neck­lace by C. Alexan­dria
6. Block Gar­den note pad by Clover
7. Shut eye ring dish by Tiny Loud Co.

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