Have you visited the Instagram account of illustrator Clare Youngs? If not, I’d strongly recommend you to have a peek and absorb the many lovely, colorful animals you’ll encounter there. All created with tiny bits of paper that are filled with beautiful, playful patterns. The monkey is my favorite!
Animals & Art
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!
Iga Kosicka gets inspired by everyday objects, situations and living things, and loves to paint them in colors that are just a tad brighter than the real thing. The result; a collection of beautiful, eye catching still lives and portraits that have such a lively character. I can’t keep my eyes off those cute little dachshunds!
I’m so incredibly smitten with the gorgeous details in these miniature birds by Nayan & Vaishali. Using hand cut & hand painted layered paper, they create colorful and charming little birds that will easily fit in the palm of your hand. the blue and green European Magpie in the first image is my favorite!
There’s something about these beautiful, rich illustrations by artist Stacey Elaine that I can’t seem to keep my eyes away from. So rich of colors and details.. Such a soft, friendly and festive character.. love!
Stacey Elaine creates highly detailed, hand cut illustrations with layers of tissue paper which she carefully applies and seals onto heavy hot press watercolor paper. I’m drawn to the bold contrast between the saturated colors of the tissue paper and the bright white background upon which they are adhered. Although Stacey has a background in the art world, it wasn’t until she became a mother that she felt a strong need to pursue her passion, which was when she started creating these precious paper made pieces.
We’re starting off the week with a selection of weird and wonderful illustrations by artist Linda Jäderberg. I’ve been a fan of Linda’s work for quite some time and love every single silly creature she creates! It’s her animals with human bodies that I like the most. And though they may be a bit out of the ordinary, all of them the look so fun and friendly that I would just looove to meet them <3
Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, illustrator and pattern designer Tamar Dovrat loves to experiment with different colors and techniques. This leads her to create beautiful, whimsical imagery that is diverse and in which her love for nature stands out. Besides gouache paintings, Tamar also creates risograph prints, which is a process similar to silk screening. I love the the soft, grainy texture this leaves in the colors of her work. The piece with the long crocodile is my favorite!