My instagram feed is constantly inspiring me thanks to these illustrators. They all make me want to get out a pen and paper and start scribbling! Here’s my collection of my absolute favourites.
Hanna is a Swedish graphic designer and visual artist. Alongside her gorgeous patterns and illustrations she also posts beautifully minimal photography on her Instagram account. She’s recently been painting murals in LA and she has some gorgeous prints for sale in her Society6 shop.
Katrina is a London based printmaker and visual artist, ‘who’s practice is deeply informed by the joyful clash of diversity, shapes and people and places in her surroundings’. She’s worked with some big names including ITV and Urban Outfitters and it’s easy to see why - who couldn’t love her combination of shape, and colour into beautiful physical works.
Shawna is an independent artist & creative consultant based in New York. She’s recently had a baby and has some beautifully creative self portraits on her instagram. He illustrations feel like they are dripping with colour, super fluid and vibrant - kind of what I’d want to see if I ever took hallucinogenics!
Lilly has got to be up there as one of my all-time favourite illustrators. She’s recently done an Adobe Live session where she talks through her process. It’s entirely in German but I’ve watched the whole thing anyway as I was so intrigued to see how she works! She’s co-founded Design Studio B.O.B where she’s illustrated and art directed some especially beautiful food packaging.
It couldn’t be an illustration list without including Hattie Stewart. I remember being super inspired by her ‘doodle bombing’ when I was doing my art foundation course. Being a constant doodler I just loved how free she was with her drawing, and bringing an image to life by adding her illustrations on to it. More recently I loved (but sadly didn’t manage to visit) her exhibition at NOW gallery ‘I Don’t Have Time For This’ where she painted a giant mural on the floor for people to lie down on, seeing their reflections in the mirrored ceiling above. Such a simple but brilliantly effective idea.