Lisa Lapointe

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Three unlikely sources are the inspiration behind Sydney-based Lisa Lapointe‘s illustrations – spiritual, religious, and indigenous mythology. Her primitive works of art take us into a vibrant geometric world that is not necessarily created to please, but to make think.

 

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Victoria Semykina Antolini

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People watching is one of my all-time favorite pastimes, so I love seeing Bologna-based illustrator Victoria Semykina Antolini credits the activity as an inspiration behind her beautiful creations. She also spends a considerable amount of time indulging her love of ships by frequenting a shipyard, adding an adventurous feel to all of Victoria’s work. Be sure and check out available prints in her shop.

 

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Leonie Bos

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Leonie Bos‘ architectural illustrations make me recall how much I loved my mechanical drawing class in high school. All of those lovely angles determined by math. I really enjoy the halftones she brings to each piece by using traditional printmaking techniques as well.

 

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Print Edition: March

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Anchors Aweigh by Jon Contino // Becca Stadtlander Flowers by Little Otsu //
County Line by Max Wanger // Enjoy the Little Things by gumberrypl //
Fruit Art Print Set by Idlewild Co.

 

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La Vie En Rose (Color Wheel) by Yellow Owl Workshop // Night Night by Mathilde Cabanas //
Owl Sketch by Isaiah K. Stephens // Relax There’s Whiskey by Allison Comu //
Table Top by Lovely Sweet William

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Agata Wierzbicka

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Warsaw-based illustrator Agata Wierzbicka is another artist that seems to be capturing some of my emotions on paper lately. She mainly draws digitally but also uses acrylics, oils, and pencil and experiments in mixing techniques. Agata’s illustrations are characterized by dynamic lines and pastel colors.

 

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Elena Boils

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Clean lines, large fields of saturated color, and a great mix of both manmade structures and nature. Elena Boils‘ illustrations combine graphics with handmade imagery, resulting in a world I’d love to jump right into.

 

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Sandra Eterovic

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Making things makes Sandra Eterovic happy, and man oh man does that come through in her work. Her belief that handmade things deserve to be loved infinitely longer than cheap mass produced items is something I hold close to my heart as well. Take a peek at her shop, my favorites are the quirky hand painted wooden sculptures.

 

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Melissa Castrillon

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So many of illustrators I’m drawn to are based out of England, and today Melissa Castrillon joins their ranks. Each of her works tells a story, communicating through color and shape just what Castrillon wants us to walk away with, aside from looking at another pretty picture. Be sure and check out her shop if you’d like something of hers to be yours.

 

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Grace Helmer

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Sometimes an artist just gets it and is able to convey the essence of their story in a glance. Grace Helmer is most definitely one of them. Her illustrations and oil paintings are both slice-of-life and humorous, particularly her Small Hours comic.

 

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