Welcome to the whimsical world of illustration on WordPress.com.
Ten Illustrators To Follow Now
From sketches to digital art narratives, here’s a visual journey into the worlds of ten illustrators on WordPress.com.
The drawings at Brad Young Art capture life’s little moments. From pen and ink to watercolor, and gardening to food to neighborhood spots, it’s easy to get lost sifting through Brad’s mix of doodles and sketches.
Sarah Goodreau, an illustrator living in Amsterdam, has a distinct style marked with the warmth you’ll find in children’s picture books, as well as the mystery of surrealist landscapes. In addition to illustration, Sarah is interested in video and stop-motion animation.
At Citizen Sketcher, Montreal-based artist Marc Taro Holmes chronicles his location sketching, travel drawing, and plein air painting. His work-in-progress is refreshing, from airy landscapes to spirited pieces full of movement. When viewing his work, you can picture his hand moving across the page.
Urban sketcher Pete Scully organizes monthly sketchcrawls in Davis, California. An avid keeper of sketchbooks, he’s constantly doodling, bringing the world to life with his colorful, lighthearted illustrations.
Just Look at My Face is Anna Totten’s virtual lost and found of doodles and illustrations. Playful and colorful, Anna’s work will put a smile on your face.
It’s easy to scroll through the black-and-white illustrations at Slightly Chilled Porcupine and lose track of time — at first glance, the drawings are simple, but the messages, while often quirky, are not to be dismissed. (Also, who doesn’t love porcupines?)
Award-winning artist Danny Gregory has written numerous books on art and creativity. (Fun fact: Pete Scully, mentioned above, is featured in one of them: An Illustrated Journey.) On Danny’s blog, you’ll find drawings, illustrated journaling, and essays. Be sure to also check out Sketchbook Skool, his six-week online art course.
Excellent selection, it makes one happy instantaneously !
I would also like to recommend http://drawstringblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/north-india-explorer-sketchbook/ where the author has beautifully complemented his travelogue with sketches and illustrations as if in a movie.
Wow, this is an awesome selection of really talented illustrators! I would also love to recommend an extremely talented woman who has done some amazing work for me and some other bloggers in my circle. Find Marielle and her work @ http://mariellereuser.wordpress.com . I have highly enjoyed working with her and I am thrilled with how she has been able to make my blog sing!
Great! Good vibes for you from Brazil.
Some amazing illustrators here… thanks for putting them all together, and the opportunity to follow… :)
I agree… I’ve already been following the porcupine for a while now.
Great artists, especially love Danny Gregory! I love my ‘Illustrated life’ book to pieces, great inspiration.
Hopefully one day my name will be up here too :)
Love these artists and their drawings!
Thank you for your marvelous illustrations. We are blessed with so much artistic talent. Truly blessed.
a lovely selection. I’m always a sucker for anything drawn or sketched and you picked some really nice illustrators. I especially love Marc Taro Holmes. Such a great idea to document life this way, it also comes close to being art as well as illustration.
Can I humbly suggest my website too, also on wordpress which combines my love of illustration with fashion and design.
What fantastic illustrations! Looking forward to seeing more like these!
I’m taking a year off from art school (funds! *shakes fists in the air) and I’ve been looking for some inspiration for the year I don’t “have to” sketch, draw, be creative. Not that that will be much of a problem, but it’s nice to see what people are doing and just feel inspired! Great post! Thank you!