Ömer

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Instagram is a treasure trove of good things beyond photos of sunsets, pumpkin spice lattes, and what people ate for lunch. An artist who simply goes by the name Ömer has quietly been creating and posting simple black line illustrations that leave just enough to the imagination. (A heads up that the majority of his work is probably NSFW.)

 

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Daria Golab

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Nearly all of Polish artist Daria Golab‘s portraits are brimming with emotion and mystery. Why is that girl’s cheek scratched? What makes someone smile so big? What is she gazing at in the distance? Only creating more questions are the often present flowers or pastel colors.

 

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Gosia Herba

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Polish illustrator, graphic designer, and painter Gosia Herba favors interesting proportions and pastels making ordinary people and objects take on a fresh perspective in the process. Cubist influences are evident throughout, and the end result is 100% intriguing.

 

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Rachel Peck

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Rachel Peck‘s illustrations are half inspired by amazing 80s graphic art and half fantastical cartoons. The Colorado-based artist creates some seriously bold and playful works that are usually focused on food, patterns, and objects depicted through pastels and thick line work.

 

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Alexandria Coe

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Illustrations drawn with a loose hand by London’s Alexandria Coe are both sweet and sensual at the same time. Ladies in the act of dressing (or undressing) or lounging in the bathtub who rarely reveal their faces act as subjects of Alexandria’s lovely work.

 

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Jessica Smith

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Simple shapes and colors built through layers both physically and digitally are how Jessica Smith creates her art. Her work is mainly editorial in nature but she also creates some interesting book covers, every piece bold and bright and inviting.

 

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Swen Swenson

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Swen Swenson has a talent for capturing the beauty in ordinary situations in his minimal illustrations. Serene camping scenes, the fear of a platform diving board, and so many more scenes are brought to life through superb attention to detail. Swenson also designs some fantastically graphic skateboard decks that you can purchase, as well as prints of his artwork.

 

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Graham Yarrington

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Brooklyn-based illustrator Graham Yarrington creates some bizarre otherworldly art that I can’t step away from. Whether it’s a mottled forest scene, a UFO mid-abduction, or ancient Egyptian art recreated, Yarrington does it all with a certain flair that makes each piece feel vibrant and fresh.

 

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