Illustrations

Mariam Tafsiri’s Unibrowed Characters Question Our Ideas About Beauty

British-Iranian illustrator Mariam Tafsiri is greatly inspired by Qajar art—art made during the Qajar dynasty of the late Persian Empire, which lasted from 1781 to 1925 in Iran (then Persia). Tafsiri says...

Leigh Ellexson’s Animal Illustrations are the Epitome of Cute

You don't have to be an animal lover to enjoy Leigh Ellexson’s animal illustrations. But it won't hurt. Using mainly watercolors, Ellexson experiments with both colors and textures, with the result more...

The Whimsical Linocut Illustrations of Dan Howden

Dan Howden employs linocut techniques to create intricate illustrations that have a grainy, textured feel to them. Using linoleum surfaces, which he purchases on Amazon, he cuts his design into the surface....

Alexandria Canchola’s Illustrations Articulate Raw Emotion

Texas-based illustrator, Alexandria Canchola, captures everyday life in vivid colors. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Government and Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and an MFA in 2D Design...

It’s Always Sunny in Marcy Day’s Illustrations

Craving some sunshine in your feed? We recommend following illustrator Marcy Day. Her illustrations, much like her lifestyle, is all sunshine and rainbows. Originally from sunny southern California, Day travels the world...

Johan Papin’s Illustrations Will Brighten Up Your Feed

Like most creative souls, Johan Papin was born with a pencil clutched between his fingers. “Drawing is something I’ve always done since I was a kid," he relayed in an interview with Illustrators’...

This Fashion Illustrator Proves That More is More

Annie Naranian's fashion illustrations aren't meant to be taken seriously. Much like her approach to fashion, her illustrations are quirky, if a bit wonky, with exaggerated features and even more exaggerated fashion...

These Illustrations Will Inspire You to Take That Vacation

Uplifting, romantic, and energizing, Pearada Cheepsatayakorn's illustrations are a reflection of her lifestyle. Inspired by her travels around the world, Cheepsatayakorn captures in loose pen lines and watercolors the places she sees,...

Netflix’s Storyboard Artist is Clearly Inspired by Anime

Scrolling through her Instagram page, Alex Chiu's love of anime and manga is evident. A storyboard artist and illustrator, Chiu has worked for Marvel Animation, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., and Cartoon Network, and...

Lauren Elyse’s Illustrations Have a Story to Tell

Lauren Elyse’s Instagram page is the kind you stumble upon by chance and linger on. Featuring her illustrations and paintings, it oozes with cool—the kind of cool we need in our life...