One of the (many) things I love about the Internet and blogs is that it enables me to discover new artists, and not just see their work but also follow their creative process. My tastes used to run to oils and watercolours, but I've also come to lust over digital and mixed media. My favourite posts are the ones that start with the draft sketch and let you follow the artwork all the way to the final product. Below are ten artists I've discovered on the internet, mainly through craftgawker, etsy or twitter.While putting this post together I realised that I have an affinity for drawings of women.
1. Nicole Guice
I love her ink on paper style, combined with blushes of watercolour, just as much as I like her mix of the bold and the feminine. There is a soft-edgy combination in her drawings, and I love how most of her portraits gaze boldly out of the paper.
2. Camila do Rosário
The beauty of Camila's drawings are definetely in the details. There is something romantic and even sumptuous about her use of pencil, ink and colour. More on her Flickr.
3. Geninne Zlatkis
Geninne draws birds, almost exclusively. She has a vibrant, cheerful style that is quite distinct from any I've seen before. Watch her at work.
4. Brigette Barrager
I like Brigette's fun drawings but what I really loved was this post on illustrating her book.
I have only good things to say about this artist. His blog is a treat, providing a visual blow by blow of his artistic journey. He appears to draw everything, from wedding invitations to books to walls to old buildings. His Old Homes of Bandra series is gorgeous.
6. Shilo Suleiman
Another artist I just cannot get enough of. Everything Shilo touches is gold. Apart from her sketches and paintings, I love this series of digital collages.
7. Sabine Pieper
Gorgeous fashion illustrations
8. Katie Daisy
Katie has a lovely quirky style that I both admire and envy.
I love love these abstract drawings. Sandra combines two of my favourite things: line drawings and flowers. Watch her work.
A gorgeous fashion illustration blog, Pippa's work is so whimsical and yet, stunning.