As a creative, its so important to stay inspired all the time. Inspiration can come in so many different ways and there are plenty of different sources both on and offline that allow us to continue to be inspired on a daily basis. I have several sources that I use on a daily basis and I guess you could say they are the obvious choices.
I particularly love Pinterest for viewing and managing all of the beautiful inspiration I came across. You can see my Pinterest boards here.I love how its a spiral of inspiration once as you click on image, as Pinterest then continues to recommend more and more visual masterpieces.
Instagram is better for following a particular artist and being allowed to see their working process and their daily updates. There is probably a little more community here as you can message other users and like and comment on their posts. You can also see my Instagram page here.
Every couple of weeks I go in and out of awe with several style of illustration. I have so many other illustrators that I just cant comprehend their levels of creativity and their sheer talent. I mostly add more and more favourites by the day, raising both my inspiration and jealousy levels through the roof.
Though there are some illustrators that have remained top of my list for some time. I guess you could say most of these Illustrators cross over somewhat in terms of style, but you will see for yourself why they remain top of my list.
First up is Lisk Feng. Lisk Feng is an award winning illustrator who is originally from China, and now become a New York based freelance illustrator. Lisk’s use of colour, composition are incredible and once as you combine this with her characters it just adds so much to the visual delight. You can see more of Lisk’s beautiful work here.
Second up is Anne Laval. Anne Laval is a Strasbourg-based illustrator who's simply impressive compositions lead you on an adventure right from where you sit. Anne’s colour choices are stopped back yet so informative. Each element of her illustrations are well thought out and will put a smile on anyones face. You can see more of Anne’s work here.
Next is Yukai Du. Yuki Du is an illustrator and animator from Guangzhou, China. Yuki combines a beautiful illustrative style combined with some really well worked out animation. Yukai’s colour palettes provoke emotion beautifully and allow us to empathise with her characters. You can see more of Yukai’s work here.
Last up is Owen Davey. Owen is an award-winning Illustrator, living & working in Leicester, UK. Owen’s work stands out to me so much because of the strong use of narrative through his entire portfolio. His colour palettes are simply striking as well as the clean lines of his characters. You can see more of Owen’s work here.
Although I didn't go into much detail about each of the artists, I just thought it would be nice to share where some of my inspirations lie. If you too have loads of inspirations you would love to share, please comment or drop me an email. I would love to hear from you.