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

Best Creative Products

1. Niñas y Chicos by Uni + Ichi
2. Bub­blegum the Pink Fuzzy Alpaca by Sleepy King
3. Cir­cu­lar Gar­den at Night by Fran­cis­comf­fon­se­ca
4. Fox­es in the Forest Illus­trat­ed Ban­ner by Papio Press
5. Scal­lop Clutch by La Liset­te
6. Cicada Ear­rings by Eri­ca Wein­er
7. Mini Lla­ma Air Plant Hold­er by Bits of Sil­ver

I’ve got some lla­ma and alpaca love fea­tured this week. Did you know you can hire the­se crea­tures for your wed­ding? In for­mal wear, no less!

Do you have an illus­trat­ed pro­duct sug­ges­tion? Sub­mit the link here.


Intuitive Illustrations are Collision of Color, Pattern, and Cats

Interior Illustrations by María Luque

Art of art. That’s how I describe some of my favorite inte­ri­or illus­tra­tions by María Luque. The draw­ings and paintings—a blend of col­or pen­cils, mark­ers, and acrylics—feature peo­ple liv­ing and inter­act­ing with art, and many times they’re accom­pa­nied by an ani­mal who is seri­ous­ly tak­ing up their per­son­al space. Either way, I want to go to the places she illus­trates.

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Paper Craft

Cubist-Inspired Paper Cutouts Are Effortlessly Cut From a Single Sheet of Paper

Cut Paper Illustration

José Anto­nio Roda cre­ates paper cutouts that look like line draw­ings. Inspired by the Cubist style, his hand cut por­traits have a Picas­so-esque feel—like one of his famous sketch­es. Pro­duced from a sin­gle sheet of paper, his care­ful inci­sions have this effort­less look about them. Shape design is a huge part of cut paper illus­tra­tion, and a big appeal of José’s work is their obvi­ous ded­i­ca­tion to detail and craft.

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Instead of a Crown, Regal Portraits Wear Nature as the Splendorous Opulence

Black Antoinette by Olaf Hajek

Illus­tra­tor Olaf Hajek is known for his gor­geous paint­ings that are a feast for the eyes. One his more recent series is called Black Antoinet­te, and it imag­i­nes Marie Antoinette—the infa­mous Queen of France—as a wom­an of col­or. The regal por­traits pay homage to his sub­jects’ beau­ty as well as the splen­dor of the nat­u­ral world. As their hair reach­es towards the sky, it’s com­plete­ly com­posed of flow­ers, birds, ani­mals, and fruit. Each illus­tra­tion is visu­al­ly over­whelm­ing (in the best way) and begs you to admire all of its fine paint­ed details.

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Illustrated products

15 Illustrated Mother’s Day Gifts to Give to Your Creative Momma

Creative Mother's Day Gift Ideas

For U.S. folks, Mother’s Day is just around the corner—May 14. But, there’s still time to buy your mom a spe­cial gift. If you’re look­ing for a present that’s cen­tered around illus­tra­tion, I’ve got you cov­ered. Here are 15 cre­ative Mother’s Day gift ideas, all avail­able through Etsy. And if you’re look­ing for every­day play­ful illus­trat­ed prod­ucts, check out my Pin­ter­est board ded­i­cat­ed to them!

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Leah Goren Reveals How to Keep a Sketchbook in Her Skillshare Class (Sponsored)

keeping a sketchbook by leah goren for skillshare

It’s no secret that learn­ing new things helps keep your brain sharp. In art, it’s espe­cial­ly valu­able to take time and gain a new skill. Doing so, at the very least, can improve the way you work. But more impor­tant­ly, it can change the way you think about your art. Luck­i­ly, you can learn new things from the com­fort of your own home. That’s where Skill­share comes in. They’ve got 15,000 online class­es avail­able for you to take from peo­ple at the top of their field. I recent­ly enrolled in a class that I was eager to try: Illus­tra­tion & Inspi­ra­tion: Keep­ing a Sketch­book by Leah Goren. You too can try this class with 2 free months of Skill­share Pre­mi­um.

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Folk-Inspired Florals Find an Unexpected Fusion with Science

folk science

Fus­ing folk art with the Lat­in names of men and beasts, illus­tra­tor Sarah Wal­sh has pro­duced a col­or­ful series called Folk Sci­ence. She’s tak­en eight subjects—from rab­bits to lions to a guy with a healthy beard—and dec­o­rat­ed their bod­ies with flo­rals. In every paint­ing, Sarah includes a hand let­tered label with their sci­en­tific moniker—creating an unlike­ly fusion of the two worlds.

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Illustration History

#TBT | The Many Creative Hats Worn by Margaret Evans Price

Margaret Evans Price

Most of us have prob­a­bly heard of the toy com­pa­ny Fish­er-Price. They’re the man­u­fac­tur­ers of clas­sics like Lit­tle Peo­ple, Pow­er Wheels, and the View Mas­ter. It’s been around since the 1930s, and was co-found­ed by Gold­en Age illus­tra­tor Mar­garet Evans Price. Before she found­ed one of the world’s most pop­u­lar toy man­u­fac­tur­ers, how­ev­er, she was a young girl inter­est­ed in art. And, tal­ent­ed, too; she sold her first illus­trat­ed sto­ry to the Boston Jour­nal when she was just 12 years old.
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Delightful ‘Of Cats and Men’ Book Profiles Fellas Who’ve Found Inspiration in Felines

of cats and men

Men are often por­trayed in the com­pa­ny of dogs,” Sam Kalda writes in his book Of Cats and Men. “They hunt togeth­er, run hap­pi­ly side by side, and ride shoul­der to shoul­der in mud-splat­tered pickups—the per­fect image of mas­cu­line bliss. The dog is, after all, man’s best friend. Some men, that is.” But what about the feline mus­es that inspired some of history’s great artists, writ­ers, and thinkers? Well, they’re pro­filed in this beau­ti­ful­ly illus­trat­ed and delight­ful­ly writ­ten book.
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