Category Archives: Illustration

Fran Labuschagne

Admiring the creative style of South African illustrator and animator Fran Labuschagne.  Her work often has a playful theme with a touch of humor.  We particularly like her characters and her soothing palette.  On an interview with Design Kids she says this about how she developed her style:

“I think personality also played a big role in the development of my style. The humoristic undertone is definitely due to my own tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. I’m also quite the perfectionist, so I like perfectly round corners and geometric shapes. I try to break that up a little with organic shapes and subtle rough textures, as I have a soft side to me as well.”

You can follow the artist on her website, Instagram, Behance and Dribble.

Images:  Courtesy of Fran Labuschagne.

Cloudy Thurstag

Loving these Zodiac sign portraits created by Berlin-based illustrator, graphic designer and art director, Cloudy Thurstag aka Claudia.  As in many of our posts we prefer to hear from the artist herself:

“Letting yourself go and loose yourself in the moment is what I love about illustration. I switch from analog to digital all the time – when the ideas come I use pencil and paper, but for the realized illustration I work entirely digital. A lot of subjects are displaying a longing or an emotion being close to nature using cinematic colors to create an atmosphere to get lost inside.”

You can view more of these Zodiac signs and other works on her website, Behance and Instagram.  Some of her portraits can be purchased here in her Etsy shop.

Images:  Courtesy of Cloudy Thurstag.

Kimika Hara

Admiring these girl and animal illustrations created by Japanese embroidery artist and illustrator, Kimika Hara.  The Kyoto born artist embroiders with free stitch.  She embellishes her work with cute fabrics, colorful threads, acrylic paints and assorted beads.  Her work is considered kawai (cute) and cheerful.

You can follow the artist on her website, Behance, Facebook and Instagram.  She sells a few of her designs here on Etsy.

Images:  Courtesy of Kimika  Hara.