Whimsical Illustrator Nate Williams


Nate Williams’ website is abundant with whimsical illustrations full of playful characters, beautiful patterns, textures and unique color palettes. His work has appeared on a variety products ranging from coffee packaging, pillow cases, tote bags and children’s books. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted by Bryna Shields on 02/10/15 under apparel / products,artists,children's art,design,IF Kids,packaging,pattern
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Creative Pep Talk Podcast – Episode 024

Creative Pep Talk

A podcast of quick casual thoughts on finding your thing in the design and illustration world by illustrator and designer Andy J. Miller.

Episode 024 – DO LESS MORE BETTER. I get it, this be bad grammars! I just felt like this title held this theme best.

Here are 20 points to help you “do less more better” and work smarter, not harder.

Ironically my longest episode yet is about doing less!

Listen to more episodes:


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Posted by Andy J. Miller on 02/10/15 under Don'tMiss,Featured,Podcast
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NOISE by Ernest Brooks


Submitted by Ernest Brooks for the Illustration Friday topic NOISE.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/10/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Artist :: Rebecca Dautremer

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It’s hard not to fall in love with the work of French illustrator Rebecca Dautremer; Her picture books are like stepping into magical worlds filled with charming characters. With warm color palettes, subtle textures, and unexpected compositions, she tells her fairy-tale & folklore inspired stories with a surprising twist & a touch of humor, making them extraordinary stories for children and adults alike.

She often collaborates with her husband, French children’s book author Taï-Marc Le Thanh, and has also worked on a few animated projects. Stop by her website to see more her beautiful work!

Posted by Jeanine Henderson on 02/10/15 under artists,books,children's art,children's illustrators,Jeanine
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Artist: Foxy Artisan

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Searching for new talent I was astounded to be recommended the work of Foxy Artisan. After contacting the artist, she was delighted to send me some examples of her work and tell me all about her personal inspirations and artists influences:

‘A lot of my work is based on Fandoms. My favourite tv shows or movies/celebrities and the like. I do a lot from Vikings, Avengers, Supernatural and Constantine. I just feel that Fanart is a great way to express a love for a particular show, and at the same time there is a lot of people out there on Tumblr etc that have an equally enthusiastic interest as me

As for artists I admire, some would have to be William Blake, Albrecht Durer and Thomas Moran. Their style of painting is so beautiful! And mainly consisted of watercolours; which I feel as though I work best with. The natural flow of the water is something I like to try and work into my pieces as best I can.’

Personally I was completely in awe over the sheer detail included in each piece. The artist has a clear amount of passion which is admirable along with a natural talent which cannot be ignored.

If you would like to view more of Foxy Artisan’s work see her Facebook page or find her on Etsy.


Thanks for reading,


Posted by Carla Taylor on 02/09/15 under artists
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Pick of the Week for JAGGED and This Week’s Topic


It’s Illustration Friday!

We’re excited to announce this week’s topic, but first please enjoy the illustration above by Jason Curtis, our Pick of the Week for last week’s topic of JAGGED. Thanks to everyone else for participating. We hope it was inspiring!

You can also see a gallery of all the other entries here.

And of course, you can now participate in this week’s topic:


Here’s how:

Step 1: Illustrate your interpretation of the current week’s topic (always viewable on the homepage).

Step 2: Post your image onto your blog / flickr / facebook, etc.

Step 3: Come back to Illustration Friday and submit your illustration (see big “Submit your illustration” button on the homepage).

Step 4: Your illustration will then be added to the participant gallery where it will be viewable along with everyone else’s from the IF community!

Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and subscribe to our weekly email newsletter to keep up with our exciting community updates!


Posted by Thomas James on 02/06/15 under artists,weekly topics
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Sam Kalda

Sam Kalda

Sam Kalda

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Posted by Jessica Holden on 02/05/15 under artists
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Get 25% OFF 15 Steps to Freelance Illustration!


“I get asked all the time how I’ve gotten to work with clients like The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and many others. The most complete and useful answer I could give is all included in 15 Steps to Freelance Illustration

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Posted by Thomas James on 02/04/15 under art supplies,artists,business
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Submitted by ACID for the Illustration Friday topic of JAGGED.

Posted by Thomas James on 02/04/15 under artists,weekly topics
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