Since the takeover of the machines (aka the 21st century) social media has been an amazing place to discover and showcase every possible talent under the sun. Eyebrow dancing, walking like a crab, talking backwards… And we have all seen the joys of talented animals. Thank God for social media.
Even with these amazing new talents, the call for artists was never overlooked, and the chances for artists to grow became even greater. A way to reach a more relevant audience and gain your own following? Yes, please.
People were given the chance to create a space of their own to showcase their creations, and here I share with you in my own space a lovely list of artists, from digital sketches to the old school ways of painting! My favourite 6 to make you smile and inspire you :
- Amanda Oleander
Based in Los Angeles, Amanda’s work has reached a worldwide audience.
She cartoons everyday struggles and emotions which appear to be very personal to her. In each piece you see a different character with their own purpose, yet human and relatable enough to make us want to see more of them.
Amanda loves hearing interpretations of her work! Every time she posts a picture she will give her followers a chance to comment on what their interpretation is, then below she gives her own.
Here are a few of my favourites from her recent posts:
2. Ginger Taylor
From Sydney, Australia, Ginger has taken her art from paper, to murals, bowling pins, bike helmets, and much more. She has a classic cartoon style which is inspired by “Neon signs, Country music, White trash and Glitter.” Her creations appear to be empowering the female form, and the badassery of women of all types.
Here are some of my favourites from her Instagram:
3. Anastasia Tasou
Ana is the queen of positivity. Her simplistic style really makes you believe that beauty is not required to be intricate. Her kind personality is transferred through her work, she shows us that being vulnerable and sensitive is not wrong and that it’s okay not to be okay. She adds a personal touch to everything she does, and its rawness is what makes me love her work. Imperfections can be perfect.
4. Esther Shin
Another fellow doodler! Making super cute and colourful doodles to brighten up your feed. She has inspired me to continue with my doodling and it’s so good to see everyday people creating such lovely and happy things. The positivity conveyed in her creations is so original and inspiring, a cartoon style with a side of girl power. Keep creating!
Here are some of my favourites from Esther:
5. Paper Forest
Based in Singapore, this small illustrator shop creates tender art, warming the heart of animal lovers. Characterising it’s cartoon animals with human features as well as mixing them with other aspects of nature. A soft reminder of the sweetness of the animal kingdom to have on your feed.
Here are some of my favourites:
6. Olivia Faust
In the spirit of autum and all things spooky, I bring you Olivia Faust, Canadian illustrator of sweet dark creations. Her instagram and website showcase her wonderful work, from the drawing process to an end result. The detail of the brush strokes in her work is refreshing to see, showing us that rough and ready looks just as magical as smoothly edited pieces.
The artistic side of the Web will always welcome more followers and creators. Find those artists to inspire your doodles!
Create art and be happy ❤
If you have any artists you want to support or are an artist yourself please comment below and let me check you out!