My first design-related text was about some artistic pack — about Christmas, I guess. Since then high-end illustrations are my rock, yet my professional interests have gone broader and embraced typography and UX which are quite far from that.
So after another Creative Market tour, I’ve decided to show you some of my favorites, who keep to a supreme level of mastership and create something more than classic watercolors. I’ve also tried to point the best ones, but I’ve lost at the first point already, as anyone is a concentration of talent, and I can bring them as is, not to compare and grade. Shall I start?
Of course, I would anyway begin with watercolors, as they keep their podium no matter what. So I’ll show you talented Elen Stolz with her unique style of bringing beautiful and tragic together. Classic watercolor flowers and wreaths are present as well, but what I adore most are thematic collections fitting Christmas & Halloween projects, wedding invitations and classic fiction — just check out her Woodland Ravens Field it and try it for Wuthering Heights of Emily Brontë.
I ‘met’ Lara in one of the Design Cuts bundles and it was a brigh spark between me and the feminine elegance of her arworks. I honestly can’t figure out any other artist to be pay such attention to airiness which is true Lara’s guideline. Have a look at her subtle floral motives, watercolor textures and lettering that she plays with to transform into an apogee of visual attractiveness. I’m not sure, but I let myself suppose that’s how delicate tenderness looks, embodies in paper and paper.
I’m done with watercolor Gods, so here go the experimentators: a great couple from Russia, who bring to life some outstanding stuff, either created with common watercolor and tablet design apps or with a bit rebellious acryl. And yet their shop is not so huge (for now, of course), they definitely know what they are doing in this industry. Hope to see them once not only on cards and posters — which will look incredible — but as illustrations to some children’s book. Something from Fredrik Backman, I believe.
Dasha’s illustrations come from Pixelbuddha Plus subscription, so I frankly rushed to download them add to some t-shirts I was considering as a nice idea for summer. That time asked myself how an artist can accumulate so much juiciness and color richness, as every collection she releases is so vibrant that I want it again and again, honestly! Now I’m asking myself when the next pack is released as well as seducing myself with Manuka’s Instagram. Hope not so much is left to wait.
Of course, these 5 are not all. Okaaaay, they are not even a half or a quarter of the creatives to keep to, to buy and get inspiration from, of course. Greg, Nick, and others from our team have their preferences, and let mine be just a burning beginning. Be sure to see us back with more suggestions — and, sure, don’t hesitate to share yours in comments, I’m so curious to know!