Instagram Artists

January 27, 2015

Having never made a new year’s resolution before (other than those silly throwaway notions of drinking less and eating healthier), I thought this time round I could try to apply myself at being more creative and start drawing again—something I enjoyed years ago although unfortunately lost time for. Like most hobbies, they start with the best intentions but tend to get placed on the back-burner due to either lack of time or trivial distractions (Netflix and PS Vita I’m looking at you).

So, going against every fibre of my being, I thought I’d finally create an Instagram account as a tool to find inspiration amongst the endless vapid “selfies” of vacuous…ahem.

Low and behold, it seems there’s a decent use to this food/face photo dump and I’ve found people I actually want to follow. And the very same people have something worth sharing. So before this post develops further into a subconscious rant, here’s a small selection of fantastic artists to check out.

Nuri Durr
This guy’s art recently inspired me to part with the most amount of money I’ve ever spent on a set of colouring pens (which is mainly why I’ve been in for all of January).

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Todd Nauck
An artist for major comic studios who also makes hand colouring look like it’s come straight out of a printer.

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Rigour Studio
A freelance creative who illustrates but also creates fantastic hand typography. He’s also posted a few pictures of Doombar which I instantly took a shine to.

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Wid Cahyanto
From Indonesia, an artist who’s steampunk/cartoony style I really admire—It’s quite distinct from the majority of other illustrators on there.

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Goodtype
A curation of all things typographical from various artists. A great account in itself to find and follow people. This particular hand drawn type is from Sean McCabe.

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Jake Parker
Any person who draws a dinosaur straddling a pig on a skateboard has to be worth taking notice of, right?

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Kerby Rosanes
No explanation needed if you already know who this is. Incredible work.

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