Este MacLeod is a UK-based artist whose works are full of color and personality. They’re cubist-inspired paintings that offer beautiful depictions of nature and still lifes, celebrating plants, animals, and idyllic landscapes. They use a flattened sense of perspective which makes their compositions complex. Every inch of her work is covered in vibrant hues and small shapes.
In her Etsy shop, Este sells prints, notebooks, and cards of her artwork. Brighten up your home with some of her vibrant works! How could you look at these and not feel happy?
1 // Grey Cats Silk Blouse by Leah Goren
2 // Custom packing tape by Kate Koeppel
3 // Sea Life Journal by Sarah Jacoby
4 // Felted Cacti by Katy Pillinger
5 // White Wooden Cat by With Bear Hands
6 // Kitty Temporary Tattoo by TATTOOTATTAA
7 // Wooden Pretzel Necklace by Whimsy Milieu
Happy Friday! Temporary tattoos, pretzel necklaces, felted cacti… these are just some of my obsessions this week. What are yours? Submit a link!
Cleveland-based illustrator Claire Mojher created this exquisite series that revolves around a garden. Beautiful and detailed, I’m pulled in by her use of accents and multi-layered compositions. You’ve got to look closely to see all of Claire’s handiwork.
“Strange and secret things begin to happen in the garden once the moon rises,” she writes on Etsy shop. “On tiptoe with gossamer wings, this tiny sprite flits to and fro, red-winged playmates in pursuit.”
Purchase prints of these pieces in Claire’s Etsy shop.
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!