Several people during the lockdown were unable to travel back home to their families in 2020. There are people who were/are stuck in the city of their jobs currently working from home. With the current situation of another major lockdown in India, many will relate to these illustrations.
So here is an ode to those who are indulging in new hobbies, working from home, relaxing, and most importantly, being accompanied by a floof to get by each day.
Many of us hardly think about the room itself when going to the bathroom – we usually just do what needs to be done, wash our hands and go on our way. But here’s the thing: bathrooms didn’t always have the same toilet, sink, and shower (or bathtub) combo they do now. In fact, bathroom designs changed quite dramatically over the last 500 years – and UK company QS Supplies wanted to show people how and why these changes happened.
Lizzy is an amazing Portuguese artist and surfer girl, who lives by the sea in Peniche, Portugal. Her “surf art” and illustrations have a strong positive vibe, with a sweet and wild twist. Lizzy’s work is inspired by her simple life by the Ocean and what it represents for her. “I see surf as a way for the spiritual and self-improvement, and the Ocean my great master. The Ocean teaches me, and what I draw is a consequence of what I learned from it”, she explains in a statement. Her pieces present a mix of bohemian inspirations, ethnical colors and patterns, geometric figures, retro surf iconography, and classic surf movements.closevolume_off
Based in Ibiza, Marta Fofi is an Italian artist and designer. The place she lives in is the source of her inspiration. “Since I was a little girl, I’ve loved experimenting with art, drawings, and doing illustrations. I like to define my art as ‘Mediterranean Pop’, since all my illustrations contain cheerful colors, characteristic details of Pop Art and are inspired by my travels, Ibiza, nature, cosmopolitan life and the sense of freedom that is felt throughout the Mediterranean”, she explains in a statement. Her illustrations can be found in different formats such as tote bags, pins, prints, cards… Fofi got a very unique style and a real artistic universe which makes her pieces recognizable. Her illustrations are a “breath of fresh air” and a creator of smiles for those who watch them.
I wanted to start a comic in 2020 that would help to make people smile. After chewing over ideas, I settled on a comic about my two rescue dogs. After a few more months of chewing over designs and ideas, I finally got started in December after being quarantined for covid. It took a bit longer for me to get my footing, but I think I finally got myself situated.
Each comic is drawn on paper, inked, then imported into Photoshop for cleanup and coloring. All of the events are inspired by the pups, with me recently starting to add photos at the end of the comics to show their antics.
Italian artist Chiara is a 25-year-old illustrator and fashion designer. She lives in Palermo, Sicily. Chiara creates sincere illustrations about many topics like love, relationships, and breakups, showing how toxic people wound you and what it’s like to fall in love. She also creates a lot of images connected with feminism, especially women taking back their bodies and not being objectified anymore. Chiara also portrays her fights against anxiety, stress, and boredom.
These are some very common situations and thoughts we encounter in our day-to-day lives. And this is how I get ideas to draw and express such random things through my illustrations and comics. And it makes me happy when people relate to it.
If English isn’t your first language, you know how frustrating it can be to master it. There are hundreds of words that have vastly different meanings despite sounding or being written the same way, and there aren’t really any rules that can help you – you just have to learn them through trial and error. And to illustrate just how unnecessarily complicated the English language sometimes is, illustrator Bruce Worden started a fun project he called Homophones.
In his project, Bruce illustrates words that sound the same but have different meanings, and his illustrations are hilariously accurate. Check out some of the best ones in the gallery below, and if you want more, see our previous post here!