Friday, January 8, 2021

Holiday Nostalgic Illustrations by Artist Terry Runyan

Did the holidays went by too quickly for you? If you are not ready to say goodbye to the holiday spirit then let me share these illustration by Terry Runyan. Visual artist from Kansas City has been my all time favorite whose work I have featured on the blog earlier

Terry specializes in creating artwork with animals as a recurring subject matter. The series feature - owl perched against a cold winter sky, cats wearing chunky scarves, and llama family styling up in woolens - all create adorable images that would want you love chilly winter nights again. You can find the originals and art prints in her online store.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Mother-Daughter Team Creates Lovely Surface Patterns Using Watercolors

Afton Harding is an artist and a surface pattern designer from Bay Area. Afton studied Art History in college before dedicating herself to working as a full-time artist. In 2016, she founded Clara Jean Designs with her mother Shauna Little painting, creating textiles, designing fabric and home accessories.

Afton likes to use variety of mediums but primarily works with watercolor and oil paints. The duo has worked on impressive projects creating fresh and vibrant surface designs by making all their prints completely original. It is their traditional way which makes them stand apart from the digitally produced designs. Clara Jean Designs' artwork is inspired by the joy and beauty surrounding them.

The shown artwork is from the latest winter themed series featuring owls, reindeer, berries, snowflakes, acorns and toadstool. You can find more of their creations on Instagram. They are happy to hear from you for licensing and any collaborations.

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Happy New Year! + Ghost Puff

Hello, everyone! Welcome to 2021! I hope you all had a wonderful holidays. I would like to start this brand new year with the beautiful work by Mona Karaivanova. Mona was born in Bulgaria, presently living and working in the Netherlands. She studied graphic design and attended a course of life drawing, but beyond that she mostly practiced by herself and learnt from online tutorials.

She now works as a freelancer, her work is inspired by children picture books and fairy tale world. For her quirky artwork Mona uses various mediums including gouache, pencil colors, pastels and watercolors. Funny faces, imaginative characters, woodland creatures, and floral patterns are the main subject matter of her work. You can find art prints, stickers, postcards, and other goodies based on her original artwork in her online store - Ghost Puff.