Illustration Inspiration | Juliette Oberndorfer

Today I stumbled across the gorgeous works of Juliette Oberndorfer - her beautiful illustrations are vibrant and mesmerising. I absolutely love the intense colours used in a number of her works, definitely an inspiration to venture into drawing a few more colour-filed pieces myself. 

Check out her work on her website and her Instagram

 

Blue Panther

Blue Panther

Rencontre au Clair de Lune

Rencontre au Clair de Lune

Animal

Animal

Wolf & Birds

Wolf & Birds

Wolves, Forest & Flowers

Wolves, Forest & Flowers

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

Girl in Forest

Girl in Forest

New York! New York

There are exciting times ahead for little old me; in 2 days I will be getting on a jet plane leaving for New York City (via Sydney and LA) for the first time since I was 3 months old. 

My impending trip has got me thinking a lot about the wonderful creative city that New York is, the amazing illustrators, designers, musicians and other inventors/makers that have and still do call it home, and the inspiration that it provides to many people that spend time in it. 

In my excitement, I started to look up various illustrations done of New York, and in this search I couldn't help but come across the incredible covers of the New Yorker. I have selected a few of my favourite vintage covers to share here, but there are seemingly endless others to browse through on Pinterest. Enjoy!

February 8 1930
February 12 2938
December 30 1985
June 23 1945
July 13 1946
June 14 1969
July 6 1957

Leah Goren | Illustrator Inspiration

I have been very taken with trying out painting with watercolour and gouache lately, and in my hunt for inspiration and tutorials I came across Leah Goren's sketchbook class on Skillshare. Over the last month or so I have learnt a lot from the many amazing lessons on Skillshare, and I highly recommend Leah's class for anyone interested in seeing how an idea progresses from sketch to a multitude of finished products! 

Leah is an illustrator and surface pattern designer from Brooklyn, New York, and has worked with many companies to create patterns, prints & more, including Anthropologie and Loeffler Randall. I love her playful style, and she is super prolific with her work which I have found very inspiring. Here are a number of her pieces, but definitely check out her website and Instagram for more of her work. 

 

Leah Goren Illustration
Leah Goren Illustration
Leah Goren Ceramics
Leah Goren Notebooks
Leah Goren Illustration

Another Quick Process Video

Here is another quick process video, this time of an illustration of a Love Leopard. This started as a sketch, which was then taken in to Procreate, where the magic happens!

I am a sucker for tiny details in my drawings, as evidenced by all the little dots creeping around the piece at the end. 

 

DOGS!

I came across the work of UK Illustrator and Designer John Bond in an email newsletter from Four and Sons, an amazing website that features all things dog related. Their newsletter is one that I look forward to receiving every week, they are always chock-full of pooch illustrations, photographs and stories. 

John illustrates many things, but what he illustrates the most is dogs. He has a wonderful collection of pieces on his website and Instagram, and he recently had a solo show at Unlimited Design Shop and Gallery in Brighton. He even did an incredible wall mural which I would love to have in my home! 

I have selected a few of my favourites from John, but do check out his other work if you enjoy cute, funny dogs making you smile on the reg. 

 

Muxxi's Dreamy Girls

Just because it's Friday, here are some awesomely quirky illustrations from Muxxi, an illustrator and character designer based in Guatemala city. 

These works are from a collection of her's called Dreamy Girls. They are part of Muxxi's fantastic world filled with mysterious creatures. I love the surreal feel of these illustrations – it's like being transported to another galaxy! A sparkly, colourful and whimsical one at that...

Dreamy Girl
Dreamy Girl
Dreamy Girl
Dreamy Girl
Dreamy Girl

Check out Muxxi's other amazing work on her Behance and on her Instagram.

And Happy Friday! X

Egg Excellence

Until today, I thought that chocolate Easter eggs were the best type of egg out there. Then I came across these beauties by self-taught illustrator, Dinara Mirtalipova...

Dinara was born and raised in Uzbekistan, and now lives and works in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. Carrying on the family tradition of painting Easter eggs, Dinara delicately paints porcelain eggs with beautiful folk-art designs. 

Unfortunately for all of us, Dinara's eggs this year have sold out from her Etsy store, but there are plenty of other beautiful creations to lust after. 

Dinara Mirtalipova Easter Egg
Dinara Mirtalipova Easter Egg
Dinara Mirtalipova Easter Egg
Dinara Mirtalipova Easter Egg
Dinara Mirtalipova Easter Egg
Dinara Mirtalipova Easter Egg

Check out Dinara's Instagram for all the latest on what wonderfully whimsical pieces she is working on. 

 

Illustration Process Video

Last night I created this quick process video of one of my illustrations and thought I would share it!

The original sketch was drawn from a reference picture. I then took a photo of the sketch with my iPad, then separated the lines with the Medibang app. From there, I took it in to Procreate and added the colours and text. 

Pretty Cats

I'm the first to admit that I am a dog person. However, I spent a few days last week looking after my best friend's cat, Hattie, and I must say we got along quite well. Not quite the same level of friendship as the one I hold with my other four-legged friends (I'm looking at you, hounds!), but I was pleasantly surprised. It may have helped that Hattie is an avid player of fetch...

So, in honour of my new cat friend, I have put together a collection of pretty feline illustrations that I have found and fancied over the last few days...

 

White Cat by Giacomo Bagnara an Italian illustrator.    

White Cat by Giacomo Bagnara an Italian illustrator.

 

 

Cheetah by Kate Pugsley from Chicago  

Cheetah by Kate Pugsley from Chicago

 

Jungle Screenprint by Essie Kimpimäki  

Jungle Screenprint by Essie Kimpimäki

 

Tiger by Gertie Jaquet  

Tiger by Gertie Jaquet

 

Leopard Spots by Lamai McCartan

Leopard Spots by Lamai McCartan