Category Archives: Illustration

Dinara Mirtalipova

DinaraMirtalipovaAdmiring the folk inspired illustrations of Ohio-based artist, Dinara Mirtalipova. The Uzbekistan native is a self-taught illustrator and pattern designer. She writes this about sources that inspire her:

“I find my inspiration in folklore, old songs my mom used to sing to me, fairy tales from when I was little, a wall rug hung above my grandma’s bed, cultures, story telling, textiles and fabrics.”

Images: Courtesy of Dinara Mirtalipova.

Rennie Pilgrem

RenniePilgremRennie Pilgrem is best known in England as an electronic record producer. He is also one of the growing breed of multi-disciplined artists who encompasses everything from film, photography, painting, illustration and sound. Really admiring his minimalist approach on these amazing giclée prints and paintings which luckily can be purchased on his website.

Images: Courtesy of Rennie Pilgrem.

Alison Milner

Alison-MilnerAdmiring the diverse work of British designer, Alison Milner. She originally trained in furniture design but has since broadened her skills to include illustration, exhibitions and product design.  She also has a thorough knowledge of a variety of materials and production processes. On an interview with the blog, Pattern Booth, she gives this advice to creators wanting to follow her footsteps:

“Give yourself enough time to research widely. Keep interests away from your specialisation. Keep sketchbooks of ideas. Read and write. If you don’t do all these things your work will just look like other peoples work.

I think a good computer and Adobe Creative suite are a must… when you start you can generate all your own marketing material, website, etc.

Be patient and true to yourself.”

Images: Courtesy of Alison Milner.