Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram
Social media has taken over the age and most of us are slaves to it; we’re more concerned about our phone falling from our hands than our friends tripping! Contrary to popular belief though, social media is not the end of us, provided we don’t give them that power! Facebook and Instagram can be used in productive ways as well, like to voice your opinions or share some of your really creative artwork. Instagram, being the hub of photos and illustrations, has seen numerous amateur as well as professional illustrators sharing their awesome work. We have graphic designs, animations, photography, and the good old sketching and painting all over Instagram! So we’ve taken the luxury of assembling some brilliant illustrators of Instagram in this list of the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram. Have a look!
Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram
10. Rob Hodgson
An illustrator based in Bristol, London, Rob Hodgson is mainly associated with cartoon illustrations for kids’ books. He has over ten thousand followers on Instagram, and his posts are very different from the average illustrator. Rob’s creations have a distinct simplicity and humility about them and his caricatures and cartoons (consisting of monsters and friendly crocodiles) are a breath of fresh air! He is number ten on our list of the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram.
9. James White
Next in our list of the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram is this proud Canadian, James White. White started at an early age: at only four years of age, (yes, four!) he used to finish all the typewriter paper of the family for his creations. This zeal did not fade in the least, and his hard-work let to the foundation of the Signalnoise Studio by him. He gained industrial fame as he worked with multinational clients such as Toyota, Universal Music, Nike, MTV, Google, Wired and many others.
James has a huge fan base, with over thirty-five thousand followers on Instagram. His bold illustrations with vibrant colours are sure to catch one’s fancy.
8. Stanley Chow
Next in line in our list of the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram is this artist from England. Stanley Chow mostly works on portraits and illustrates celebrities from the world of music, television, film and sports; sports being an evident favourite just by the amount of footballers’ illustrations he has done. All you Manchester United fans will love to know that he had even illustrated the poem The Govan Boy written in tribute to manager Alex Ferguson. Chow has a number of International clients including McDonald’s. Just for that, he deserves 100 points. In 2015, Chow designed a balloon depicting the face of Presidential candidate Donald Trump which was photographed and featured in the cover of The New York Times Magazine. We know it must have been amazing because Trump called it “ridiculous”.
7. Meera Lee Patel
Are you working a 9-5 job that gives you no satisfaction whatsoever? Tired of the utterly boring and draining job that seems to take you nowhere? Well, take inspiration from this English graduate and self-taught illustrator whose magic with water-colours will leave you speechless. Meera Lee is an amazing artist who most beautifully captures nature and colours in her creations. With over fifteen thousand followers on Instagram and other social media sites, she has successfully spread her work all over. She believes in bringing out the creative stroke in us and has recently published a self-exploration journal titled Start Where You Are. She clearly deserves a mention in the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram.
6. Sarah Andersen
I don’t think there is any other comic strip that we relate to more than Sarah’s Scribbles! Sarah Andersen is the illustrator of this famous comic strip, and we love it! Sarah’s illustrations are simple cartoons, depicting real life scenarios and events through which all of us go in our lives. She has a huge follower list of over three hundred and eighty thousand, and for good reason! Her illustrations have even been published as a book in her “Adulthood is a myth”. She has acquired global fame due to simple doodles and comics; kind of makes all of us think that perhaps there’s hope for all of us! She is sixth on our list of the Top 10 Illustrators on Instagram and this position could not have suited anyone else!
5. Nan Lawson
If you’re into colourful, fun, animated illustrations, Nan Lawson should definitely be on your following-list. Third on our list of the Top 10 Illustrators on Instagram, Nan lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two chubby cats. Nan’s work is typically side portraits of different characters from TV shows, movies and books; some of her recent works include extremely cute avatars of Pikachu and Eevee! Nan works freelance, designing covers for magazines and books, and also in group gallery projects.
4. Elsa Chang
Elsa is currently working at Dreamworks TV Animation as a character designer; her past jobs include those at Nickelodeon, Paramount Animation, Sony Picture Animation and Disney Feature Animation Talent Development. Do we really need to say anything more? With a whooping one hundred and thirty thousand followers, Chang’s Instagram is full of amazing animations and cartoons! You’ll find Rapunzel, Wonder Woman, and even wonderful monochrome sketches of bikes in her profile! She has even created the invitation for Kim Kardashian’s child’s mermaid birthday party! Her position as number four on the list of the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram is well deserved!
3. Sam Spratt
A 27 year old illustrator and artist, Sam Spratt is next on our list of the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram. Spratt has over thirty thousand followers on Instagram and has worked globally with celebrities, corporations and publications. He has done editorial illustrations for magazines like the Wall Street Journal, advertising imagery for big names like Angry Birds and FX Network, and even cover-arts for huge labels like Universal and Warner! Sprat’s work mainly includes portraits with trippy and colourful bases, stunning paintings and amazing caricatures. His work will blow your mind!
2. Mike Mitchell
The American artist who became famous after his “I’m with Coco” poster went viral, Mike Mitchell, is second on our list of the Top 10 Illustrators on Instagram. Mitchell now has over ninety thousand followers on Instagram and an array of beautiful illustrations in his profile. He is quite versatile, with life-like drawing of the Joker and Wolverine, as well as clever animations of pizza slices carrying swords and beer bottles with weapons!
1. Kerby Rosanes
Number one on our list of the Top 10 Illustrators On Instagram is definitely Kerby Rosanes. Rosanes is a Philippines-based illustrator with over five hundred thousand followers on Instagram and over nine hundred amazing posts of his doodles-gone-magic. He simply uses black pens to illustrate his sketches, and uses lines and patterns to bring life to his work. Kerby has an amazing sense of structure when it comes to drawing pictures of animals and the likes, but you’ll also find the four flawless Hogwarts house logos on his Instagram page! He has published two colouring and sketch books- “Animorphia” and “Doodle Invention” and continues posting amazing artwork on his page! We strongly suggest you to have a look at his profile, if you haven’t already!