4 Awesome Illustrators Worth Following
Illustration is a craft. These four creatives of color have mastered it
Love a good graphic novel? Into fashion sketches? Looking for a bit of creative inspiration? Get your fill following the feeds of the four illustrators below.
LeSean Thomas—The 2D Don
If you’re an animation Stan, you know the name LeSean Thomas. If you’re not, let us get you up to speed real quick: Thomas is a Bronx-born animation producer, director and illustrator who calls L.A. home in between stints in Seoul, South Korea. He’s produced and illustrated some of cable TVs most popular cartoons and is currently producing, directing and writing an animated version of his creator-owned graphic novel, Cannon Busters, through his production company, Makestuff. Follow his Twitter feed to keep up what’s happening in the universe of anime, animation and comic book culture.
Veronica Marche—Pretty Chic
The talent and craft is evident in fashion illustrator Veronica Marche’s work. Whether made using ink, paint or pencil, her illustrations of well-dressed, sophisticated women leap off the page and screen. Which is probably why major fashions brands, including one known for its red-bottomed shoes, regularly repost her stuff and hire her. More than 5,000 fans follow her IG account, where they’re as likely to find a link to a free Marche–made coloring book as they are promos for Marche’s Periscope painting lessons.
Sean Fahie—Purveyor of Fun
The exuberance with which he approaches life is evident in illustrator Sean Fahie’s work. His drawings have graced everything from album covers to watches and apparel. His IG feed is just as varied—works in progress, promos for upcoming shows, shout outs to fellow designers and the occasional manifesto on what it means to be a working artist. Follow it to keep up with Fahie and his fellow Generation Next creatives.
Bernard Rollins: Hip Hop Illustrator
After Simpsonizing family, friends and some of hip hop's most iconic artists, this innovative illustrator is putting his hometown of Frederick, Maryland, on the map. Rollins’s work has been featured in major publications and commissioned by one of the world’s biggest entertainment brands. After his IG feed turns you into a fan, check out his Tumblr page for links to shirts, pins and other awesome Rollins-designed stuff.
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