11 Artists to Follow on Instagram for Creative Inspiration

#Tbt, #ootd, #nofilter, #UGH. If your eyes glaze over every time you scroll through IG and see the same. dang. things, it’s time to feed your Feed. Food porn, fancy lattes, pics from that person you kind of know going on another fabulous vacation – it all gets real old real fast. But an inspired Instagram can, in turn, inspire you – that’s where finding new artists to follow on Instagram comes in.

From hashtag art challenges like #36DaysofType & #Mermay to artists just doing their thing, Instagram is a hub for discovering new artists, art trends, uses of color, patterns, you name it. It’s an endless source of inspiration that can spit some creative fire at your artist’s block and let the floodgates of creativity open (while also just breaking up the mirror selfies with some color and creativity). Here are 11 artists to follow on Instagram who will inject some creative magic into your brain.

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Artists to Follow on Instagram - Blake Jones

Blake Jones (@blake_jones)

Follow for: Super fun patterns, huge photo-worthy murals, sketchbooks full of drawings that are serious art goals, and perfect pastels.

Peep his Artist Shop Bucketfeet.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Kristen Liu-Wong

Kristen Liu-Wong (@kliuwong)

Follow for: Sex-positive art (heads up: NSFW), amazing color use, a unique style with serious tropical vibes, and super bright palettes.

Peep her Artist Shop.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Kelly Ward

Kelly Ward (@vinnagelife)

Follow for: Cool Chicago-inspired doodles, bright yellow posts to brighten your day, creative director level inspiration, and did we mention Chicago doodles?

Peep her Bucketfeet.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Marcos Navarro

Marcos Navarro (@marcosnavarroart)

Follow for: Amazing color use, mind-blowing & wild patterns, and PLANT ART!

Peep his Threadart and Bucketfeet.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Ebony Bolt

Ebony Bolt (@ebony_bolt)

Follow for: Super cool sketches of passerby New Yorkers, huge murals, stylized patterns, and an overall amazing style.

Peep her Bucketfeet here and here.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - LetsBrock

Ewan Brock (@letsbrock)

Follow for: Happy and feel-good designs, fun little characters, awesome art animations, and all-around good vibes.

Peep his Threadart and Artist Shop.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Ali Mac

Ali Mac (@alimacdoodle)

Follow for: Cool art animations, colorful designs, yummy food art that will make you hungry, how she designs for magazines & articles, and relatable art.

Peep her Bucketfeet.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - roagui

Alfredo Roagui (@roagui)

Follow for: Amazing Mermen (just in time for #MerMay!), fantastic Pride designs, very handsome dudes, and beautiful WIP sketches.  

Peep his Threadart and Artist Shop.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Laura Dro

Laura Dro (@lauradrodesigns)

Follow for: Tropical vibes, Drive-esque color use, vacation vibes, and amazing painting work.  

Peep her Bucketfeet.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Mable Tan

Mable Tan (@mabletandesigns)

Follow for: Super bright and cheery colors, intricate & happy patterns, and super positive & inspiring quotes, 

Peep her Bucketfeet here, here, and here.

Artists to Follow on Instagram - Bbtamagotchi

BB Tamagotchi (@bbtamagotchi)

Follow for: Hilarious comics, cool illustrations over photos, rad patterns, and ham.

Peep her Threadart and Artist Shop.

 

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Carlyn Hill

Content & Strategy Manager at Threadless by day, dad joke aficionado, cartoonist, & contributor for sites like HelloGiggles and The Mary Sue by night. When I’m not writing or drawing, you can find me in my cave of a room hanging out with my boyfriend, Netflix.

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