Ten Illustrators To Follow Now


From sketches to digital art narratives, here’s a visual journey into the worlds of ten illustrators on WordPress.com.

Brad Young

The drawings at Brad Young Art capture life’s little moments. From pen and ink to watercolor, and gardening to food to neighborhood spots, it’s easy to get lost sifting through Brad’s mix of doodles and sketches.




"Macchiato," Brad Young Art

“Macchiato,” Brad Young Art

Sarah Goodreau

Sarah Goodreau, an illustrator living in Amsterdam, has a distinct style marked with the warmth you’ll find in children’s picture books, as well as the mystery of surrealist landscapes. In addition to illustration, Sarah is interested in video and stop-motion animation.




"Oh, Geez," Sarah Goodreau

“Oh, Geez,” Sarah Goodreau

Marc Taro Holmes

At Citizen Sketcher, Montreal-based artist Marc Taro Holmes chronicles his location sketching, travel drawing, and plein air painting. His work-in-progress is refreshing, from airy landscapes to spirited pieces full of movement. When viewing his work, you can picture his hand moving across the page.




"Montreals Tam Tams: Dip into the Counter Culture," Citizen Sketcher

“Montreals Tam Tams: Dip into the Counter Culture,” Citizen Sketcher

Drew Dernavich

Artist Drew Dernavich works on a number of projects, from New Yorker cartoons to art for musical projects. At Words, Pictures, Humor, you’ll find highlights from his professional work.




"Cooling It," Words, Pictures, Humor

“Cooling It,” Words, Pictures, Humor

Robert M Ball

London-based illustrator Robert M Ball shares a range of work on his blog, from his “Beautiful Death” series for HBO’s Game of Thrones to his new book, Dark Times




"Beautiful Death Season 4:7," Robert M Ball

“Beautiful Death Season 4:7,” Robert M Ball

Lorna Alkana

Los Angeles artist Lorna Alkana experiments with multi-layered digital media and visual essays. It’s fun to read about — and see — her process of image manipulation.




"I Could Crumple the City Into a Ball," Lorna Alkana Art

“I Could Crumple the City Into a Ball,” Lorna Alkana Art

Pete Scully

Urban sketcher Pete Scully organizes monthly sketchcrawls in Davis, California. An avid keeper of sketchbooks, he’s constantly doodling, bringing the world to life with his colorful, lighthearted illustrations.




"Sketchcrawl 44: UC Berkeley," Pete Scully

“Sketchcrawl 44: UC Berkeley,” Pete Scully

Anna Totten

Just Look at My Face is Anna Totten’s virtual lost and found of doodles and illustrations. Playful and colorful, Anna’s work will put a smile on your face.




"Fences Make Good Neighbors," Just Look at My Face

“Fences Make Good Neighbors,” Just Look at My Face

Slightly Chilled Porcupine

It’s easy to scroll through the black-and-white illustrations at Slightly Chilled Porcupine and lose track of time — at first glance, the drawings are simple, but the messages, while often quirky, are not to be dismissed. (Also, who doesn’t love porcupines?)




"How to Enjoy a Grilled Cheese Sandwich," Slightly Chilled Porcupine

“How to Enjoy a Grilled Cheese Sandwich,” Slightly Chilled Porcupine

Danny Gregory

Award-winning artist Danny Gregory has written numerous books on art and creativity. (Fun fact: Pete Scully, mentioned above, is featured in one of them: An Illustrated Journey.) On Danny’s blog, you’ll find drawings, illustrated journaling, and essays. Be sure to also check out Sketchbook Skool, his six-week online art course.




"Let Them Draw Cake," Danny Gregory
“Let Them Draw Cake,” Danny Gregory

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