My Favorite Design and Illustration Blogs

As an independent designer and illustrator I’m always on the lookout for good online resources, advice and ideas. Here are a few of my favorite design and illustration blogs. Some of these I’ve found recently, others I’ve been following for quite some time, but they all inspire me for different reasons. The blog I Love Illustration has introduced me to the work of artists I have never heard of before, Tall N Curly makes me laugh with her delightful stories and characters, and I’ve learned a lot about freelance design by following The Tanoshiboy Chronicles. In the post there are screen shots and links to each one of these fabulous illustration blogs.

A Few Fabulous Illustration Blogs

Illustration Blogs - I Love Illustration

I recently discovered the aptly named blog I Love Illustration, a blog about fashion illustration, artists & emerging talents worldwide. The author, art director Anneke Krull, features all kinds of illustrations and illustrators. Some work is flat and graphic, some whimsical and artistic, but it’s all gorgeous.

Kris Atomic

Illustration Blogs - Kris Atomic

Kris Atomic is a freelance illustrator whose work bridges the gap between fashion and fun. Her work is charming and I adore it, and her blog runs the gamut from photos of things she likes to her newest work.

The Tanoshiboy Chronicles

Illustration Blogs- The Tanoshiboy Chronicles

I’ve been following Dennis Salvatier’s blog, The Tanoshiboy Chronicles, for several years now. Dennis and I met through Linkedin and I immediately gravitated toward his comic book style of illustration as well as his outgoing personality. His blog features his newest work as well as advice for other independent designers (He never calls us freelancers!) and thoughts on design.

Tall N Curly

Illustration Blogs - Tall N Curly

I can’t remember how I stumbled upon Tall N Curly. It’s a delightful comic strip about curly hair. I love how the author’s illustrations convey a story, situation and emotion in one simple image. Although I don’t have curly hair myself, I still really love the stories, misadventures and above all the fun drawings by this very talented illustrator and writer.

A Look in a Creative Mind

Favorite design and illustration blogs

T.J. Lubrano isn’t just a wonderful illustrator, she’s also a delightful person. Her bubbly personality comes out in her blog and her charming, vivid watercolors. When I first met her in the blogosphere she was struggling to gain attention, now she’s illustrating children’s books and winning illustration contests. Her blog is now part of her website TJ Lubrano Illustrations.

Do you have any favorite design or illustration blogs to recommend? Please leave a comment below! I’m currently in search of some more great illustration and design websites. As I find good one’s I’ll add them here.

Comments (10)

  1. August 28, 2013 - 2:14 PM

    Hey, pretty lady! Thanks for including me, but more thanks for exposing me to some awesome illustrators. TJ I’ve known for awhile now and I’m happy to see her growing, but it’ll be nice to sit and read some of these new blogs and see some great work. P.S. You are a blogging machine!

    • August 29, 2013 - 12:30 PM

      Hi Dennis. I’m so glad you like the post and that you’ll check out some of the other blogs. I am doing a whole series of these. Next week will be all my favorite fashion illustration sites, and later on I plan to write about my favorite toy blogs and doll blogs too. And I know I have been a blogging fiend, but I neglected my website for too long. It needs a little TLC I think!

  2. August 31, 2013 - 1:04 PM

    Hey Heather! This post is just awesome. I met you via Dennis as I saw your amongst the other commenters on his blog and your name sounded interesting. 🙂 I’ve known you for quite a while now! Dennis I’ve knows for at least 2 years I think. Time flies and seeing how you two did your things has been awesome. Thank you so much for including me, I’m honored. I’ve worked hard to be where I am today and I’ll continue to do so. 🙂

    You’re awesome! I’ll be checking out some of the people you mentioned as well and I’ll be keeping an eye on your next posts. xo!

    • September 6, 2013 - 8:58 AM

      Thanks TJ! I love your illustrations and it’s been so much fun to watch your illustration style evolve. I love the fantasy fashion one’s you’re doing now. And I’m so glad we met through Dennis! Thanks for reminding me.

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  4. June 17, 2014 - 7:52 AM

    I know a nice domain 😉 ViaDennis hehehe

    Greets

    Dennis

  5. November 17, 2015 - 5:41 AM

    These are great websites! beautiful choices Heather. Those sites are very artistic and catchy.

  6. January 18, 2016 - 11:43 PM

    Great websites. I will check them out!
    Thanks for the beautiful choices.

    Rebecca