Illustrator Esmé Shapiro creates the most beautiful worlds that are rich of nature and magical characters. And although many of the fragments below take place in the dark, her works have such a warm and friendly vibe that I really wouldn’t mind visiting one of these delightfully painted forests one day..
My latest illustration crush: Alja Horvat’s playful portraits of gorgeous-looking ladies <3 Hanging around in fabulous outfits, surrounded by flowers and all kinds of fun patterns. And the color combinations… love!
You can find a selection of the works below available in Alja’s Etsy shop.
Incredibly colorful and impressively similar the ‘real bugs’. I ADORE these moths and butterflies by North Carolina based artist Yumi Okita. Yumi creates her magical creatures with hand painted cotton fabric, which she embroiders with layers of threads to create texture and color. With her sculptures, which can reach up to 30 centimeters in width, she tends to capture the realism of nature then manipulated into the world of imagination.
Two of her fabric creations are currently available in her Etsy shop!
From the bed, bathtub and sofa to gardens, flower fields, jungles and deserts: sometimes it’s good to get lost. Rich of colors and botanicals and with a slight touch of mystery included, Miranda Sofroniou’s illustrations show the most beautiful places on the globe and reflect the magical moments you can experience when you’re on the road.
I’m slightly obsessed with these ceramic queens by artist Laurie Melia. Dreamy, curvy and adorned so so beautifully that they will pop out with pride in on any cabinet. The dish ladies are my favorites!
There is so much to discover in these wonderful, magical illustrations by artist Lidia Tomashevskaya. Colors, details, patterns and characters that make me curious about what’s hiding behind their beautiful big eyes..
Lidia Tomashevskaya is a freelance illustrator who was born in Saint Petersburg and studied design in Tel Aviv, where she currently lives. Inspired by Russian folk art and her own past experiences, Lidia’s illustrations often have a strong narrative style and a slightly melancholic touch. The animals she includes in her works are sometimes used as symbols: birds as freedom, wolf as depression and anxiety, and fox as soul.