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!
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.
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!
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.
I’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!
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!
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.