Inspiration from Instagram

Remember in my New Year post and I mentioned using Instagram as a place of inspiration instead of jealousy? Well I went on a following spree of illustrators last year. I found a lot of good ones out there (later posts?). But the one I freaking love the most is Maria-Ines Gul.

I’ve always admired artists that are simple/minimal, clever, and interesting. I think it’s partly because those are my goals as an artist/illustrator/designer but I also know/appreciate how hard it is to do so. Simplicity is hard!

Maria-Ines Gul’s illustrations are perfection. They are perfectly quirky, understated, witty, interesting, and minimalistic. They are feminine but not girly. They are current but not trite. I basically want to be one of her illustrations.

I love the range she has in her work. Some pieces are super minimal while others are worked up a bit more with detail and whimsy.

All of her girls just seem so cool. Like I said… I want to be one of her illustrations (probably the least cool thing to say).

Who’s inspiring you these days?

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