Gorgeous Illustrations of Fashions You’ll Want to Wear

Marcel George

I first spot­ted the work of Mar­cel George on the blog Ape on the Moon and was imme­di­ately drawn to his gor­geous fash­ion illus­tra­tions. I love the use of water­color, and espe­cially how he mixes col­ors and pat­terns. They’re unlikely com­bi­na­tions, and it high­lights Marcel’s sophis­ti­cated eye. He also exer­cises just the right amount of con­trol with the paint. It ebbs and flows and cre­ates the areas of dif­fused pig­ment and tight lines.

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Oddly Adorable Animal Portraits by Ashley Percival

Ashley Percival

Ash­ley Per­ci­val is a UK-based illus­tra­tor whose adorable works grace cloth­ing, home decor, sta­tion­ary, and more. His sub­jects are ani­mals, and he dresses them in human cloth­ing (glasses, hats, and all) and has them do things like surf­board and ride bikes. They’re col­or­ful, bright, and seem per­fect for a kid’s bed­room walls. He’s included a bunch of great, intri­cate details in the feath­ers and fur, too.

Ash­ley has a deal going on with this his Etsy shop. Right now, buy any two art prints and get a third print free!

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Two Cat Heads are Better Than One!

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A double-headed cat is apt con­sid­er­ing that these ceram­ics are the hand­i­work of not one, but two peo­ple! The Brighton-based Etsy shop called I like CATS col­lab­o­rated with the Bristol-based sculp­tor Lit­tle Birdy to pro­duce these adorable crea­tures. Lit­tle Birdy first crafted the cat, and then the feline-loving store hand-painted the details.

Many of these whim­si­cal cre­ations are sold out, but there are still a cou­ple avail­able! (Here and here.) Make sure you snatch one for yourself.


Paper Craft

A Mural Made Completely Out of Paper by Mlle Hipolyte

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Not too long ago, I shared some of Mlle Hipolyte’s amaz­ing paper-crafted masks. Since then, I’ve been keep­ing an eye on her work. I was perus­ing Insta­gram yes­ter­day and saw snip­pets of her mural-sized paper project. How great! And, bet­ter yet, Mlle posted the entire Trop­i­cal Jun­gle on her website.

She explains on Bored Panda that every­thing was cut by hand, and it took two weeks to get the paper ele­ments ready to go up on the wall. After­wards, it took six hours to apply it to the ver­ti­cal sur­face. Totally worth the time and energy. I love the col­ors and all the small details.
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Lately & Liked

My Weekly 7 Illustrated Obsessions

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1 // Hand-sewn Skin Wall Hoop Med­ical Dis­play by Your Organ Grinder
2 // Tulip socks by Bonne Mai­son
3 // Geo­met­ric Pineap­ple Gift Tags by Chaos Club
4 // OK pin by Maria Ines Gul
5 // Cos­mic Cush­ions by Sofia Schizas
6 // Estelle watch by Andy Rementer for Komono
7 // Face Vase by Eliz­a­beth Graeber

Happy Fri­day! Don’t for­get — I have a Tat­tly give­away going on right now. Enter and you can win!

I want to know what you’re obsess­ing over. Sub­mit a link to an illus­trated prod­uct you love!


Kate Jenkins Crochets Anchovies and Other Delectable Entrees

Kate Jenkins

Stitched fish, any­one? Artist Kate Jenk­ins cro­chets all sorts of dif­fer­ent foods that just might make you hun­gry. Or, at the very least, in awe of her craft­ing skills. Anchovies, eggs, and bacon all resem­ble what they actu­ally are. Some­times, Kate will add some glam to her cre­ations and work sequins in with the yarn. This makes her pieces appear shiny , which is per­fect for glossy fish scales and amber-colored honey.

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Illustrators with Ink: Kate Bingaman-Burt x Tattly GIVEAWAY!

tattly_kate_bingaman_burt_lightning_bolts_press_applied_03I’m super excited to share this post with ya’ll. It’s one my favorite fea­tures, Illus­tra­tors with Ink, but this time with an extra-special Tat­tly spin! (Hint: it’s a giveaway!)

Tat­tly is a Brooklyn-based com­pany that pro­duces designy tem­po­rary tat­toos. They work with a bunch of awe­some illus­tra­tors and design­ers, so it’s always a joy to see what they release next. I’m happy to share one of their newest designs with you! Illus­tra­tor Kate Bingaman-Burt cre­ated this series of three light­en­ing bolts that will elec­trify your look no mat­ter how/where you wear them.

I asked her a few ques­tions about cre­at­ing this tem­po­rary tat­too. (Give­away details below, too.)


Brown Paper Bag: What inspired you to cre­ate these designs (both old and new)? How does it con­nect with your other illus­tra­tive work?

Kate Bingaman-Burt: I had been draw­ing dia­monds for sev­eral years in var­i­ous places (zine cov­ers, water­col­ors, ink dia­monds draw over my hand drawn credit card state­ments. I also sewed them onto large pil­lows too). Lots of my work deals with money and the emo­tions con­nected to objects and pur­chas­ing things, so a dia­mond was a com­mon image for me to draw in regards to my work.

The light­en­ing bolt is another com­mon image that I would use over an over again in con­junc­tion with EXCITEMENT and MONEY and POWER. BOOM!
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Sue Jean Ko’s Colorful Screen Printed Greeting Cards

sue-jean-ko-1Happy birth­day! Here’s a card that of a cake with a smil­ing straw­berry on top. That’s just one of the wacky com­bi­na­tions that you’ll find on Sue Jean Ko’s greet­ing cards. They’re happy, col­or­ful, and oh-so-delightful.

Fren­chophiles, you’ll be excited to know that Sue Jean hand screen prints her illus­tra­tions on 100lb French Paper Co. paper. I imag­ine that this would be a very nice card to hold, con­sid­er­ing the high qual­ity of the paper and the awe­some tex­ture that comes from screen printing.

Pur­chase Sue Jean’s cards from her Etsy shop or find them in these stock­ists.

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Natasha Durley Fashions Raw Elements into Beautiful Illustrations

Natasha Durley

If you fol­low me on Insta­gram, you might’ve seen the above image this past week­end. Illus­tra­tor  Natasha Dur­ley cre­ated the beau­ti­fully won­drous com­po­si­tion. It fea­tures a bevy of col­ors and tex­tures with a black sea snake that slith­ers between ocean forms.

Vibrant col­ors reflect the play­ful side of my work, which often fea­tures curi­ous crea­tures and the nat­ural world,” Natasha writes on her web­site. “I’m par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in rough line work, smudge marks and crudely cut paper and enjoy find­ing ways of retain­ing these raw ele­ments within my practice.”

Fol­low Natasha on Tum­blr and check out her shop!

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Minted Helps Fill Your Home with Beautiful Art

All this week, I’ve been vaca­tion­ing in St. George, Utah, and tak­ing in the nat­ural beauty of the west. I love the out­doors! So, when Minted con­tacted me about their art mar­ket­place, I imme­di­ately began perus­ing the “flora and fauna” style. It can seem daunt­ing to sift through tons of great art­work. But, it was easy with their fil­ters tool. You can look at pieces accord­ing to style, color, type, and more. Here are some of my favorite pieces!

In addi­tion to art­work, Minted sells party decor (think bunting, table run­ners, etc) and sta­tion­ary of all kinds. They even have a new col­lec­tion of wed­ding invi­ta­tions, and some of them include gold foil. This one by alethea and ruth is espe­cially pretty.