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Drew a lot of Isabelle’s tonight. Maybe I’ll post the rest some other time. I like this messy weird one best I guess, more than the rest at least. She’s goofy & summery though :/ 

Been using manga studio because photoshop is being unruly, and i’ve been messing with these brushes my friend gave me, there’s a section of watercolor ones that are pretty fun, (and frustrating, so it’s been an authentic watercolor experience). 

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Video of my workspace and, uh, me! Please check it out, and if you’re in the Fenland area consider popping along to the workshops mentioned in the vid! They’re only a fiver and we’ll be covering a lot of ground, making comics from start to finish!

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The Penny-Sized Illustrations of @samlarson

To see more photos of both Sam’s normal-sized and minuscule work, follow @samlarson on Instagram.

“I gather my inspiration from the American West,” says Sam Larson (@samlarson), a 25-year-old Wisconsin native now working as a freelance artist in Carlsbad, California. “I like to get out into the mountains and desert whenever possible.” On Instagram, Sam shares his western-themed creations, which often take the form of tiny, penny-sized drawings.

Sam attributes his rekindled interest in illustration to Instagram. In 2013, after a five-year hiatus from art, “I started doing one drawing a night to post on Instagram. It was an exercise that held me accountable, and the encouragement helped keep me going.“

"Instagram has allowed me to make new friends, travel to places I didn’t know existed, share my art and so much more,” says Sam. “I hope to inspire people to pick up a pen, or to embark on some type of adventure.”

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Short animated trailer I made to go with the Zelda x Ghibli posters I did a while ago. Will post some of the BG paintings I did for this at some point-

I animated this to a section of an amazing piano piece by Kyle Landry 

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Exploring Colors and Geometry with @stellamariabaer

To see more of Stella’s work and be a part of her creative process, follow @stellamariabaer on Instagram.

Stella Maria Baer (@stellamariabaer) grew up immersed in the tones and shapes of New Mexico’s high mountain desert. Her recent works, which explore color, geometry and the human form, reflect Stella’s upbringing in the American Southwest. “I tend to gravitate toward particular colors for a period of time, both in my paintings and in my life in general,” she says. “My Instagram feed maps the ebb and flow of my relationship with color.”

Instagram for Stella is not just about bringing people into her studio. She explains, “It’s become its own medium for me—a collage of things I make, places I travel and people’s interactions with what I create.” Stella seeks to inspire others with her work, but has also connected with other women artists who, she says, “inspire me daily to seek out what it is that I am uniquely meant to make.”

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Matt’s entry for Character Design Challenge!

“I wanted her to look like a clumsy 14-years-old girl who also looked like a little rabbit, and I reimagined her costume (and her accessories) to make it more modern. Hope you like her!

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In the Artist’s Studio with @MelKadel

Mel Kadel’s serene, sepia-tinged drawings are characterized by repetitive patterns and varied but recurring characters.

It’s hard to imagine how such precise and delicate drawings are created, but through her Instagram feed, @melkadel, Kadel brings people into her Echo Park, California, studio for an up-close glimpse.

“Art-making is a quiet and personal process that I love to show snaps of from under my drawing lamp,” says Kadel. “I like the intimacy of showing something while it’s being made.”

Follow Mel’s account for photos of both her process and the lives of her rich characters: @melkadel.