I love it when artists use a mix of different materials to create their illustrations. It can give so much character to a piece. Like with these beautiful ladies, budgies, piggies and other characters by Karina Busquets. So fun and lovely!
Karo Knitter’s beautiful and unique pieces of art have this sense of nostalgia and mystery that left me staring at them for a long time. There are so many surprising elements to be found in her work. I love the elegant botanical details combined with the dark lines. Karo is passionate about working with different and unique materials. Wood, ceramics and even vintage objects hide in her intriguing portraits!
For years, illustrator Karlijn Dammers kept herself an art journal in which she expressed her feelings in all kinds of imagery. This slowly transformed into portraiture, and into the beautiful series of illustrated girls she creates today. I love the big blushes on their cheeks and the combination of fine and messy lines. It gives her work a bit of a crude, one of a kind character. The lines in particular are very important to Karlijn, who has been carrying the nickname lijnemeis (which translates to linelady) from a young age.
Artist Hannah Burnworth likes to create all things paper. Handmade books, playful sculptures and color popping, hand sewn collages of botanicals that will stand out on any wall. In her beautiful pieces, Hannah brings together her love for texture, color, nature and the beauty of everyday life. It’s the kind of art that I can stare at forever. Rolling my eyes over the beautiful patterns, spotting new details along the way <3
A while ago, a set of wonderful, weird little pods caught my eye on Instagram. I got curious and discovered they are creations by Heidi Helyard; a fibre artist and graphic designer who creates these beautiful items with polymer clay and thread. And: they are wearable too! In her Etsy Shop you will find a wonderful collection of pendants, earrings with all kinds of colors and playful motives.
Yesterday I stumbled upon some colorful collages by Alice Lindstrom and I fell head over heels in love with her warm, wonderful illustrationwork. Using paper pieces with all kinds of textures and colors, Alice creates illustrations that are full of life and character. I love how you can recognize many elements separately, while at the same time they look so harmoniously at place with all the other beautiful details. The lady in the first image is my favorite!