Often on this blog, through the illustrations I create, I’m sharing my inspiration by the subjects–fashionable bloggers, musicians or models.
Today, however, I thought I’d share the work of some illustrators I’m inspired by, all completely different but all amazingly talented. Please scroll down down to see a few samples of their work.
First there’s Lindalovisa Fernquist, whose illustrations have appeared in magazines and newspapers in her native Sweden. I love her work, because her drawings have the appearance of old-fashioned lithographs. Trust me when I tell you it is incredibly time consuming to draw linework like this, and yet she makes it look so effortless and graceful. If you want to see more you can check out her blog.
Che Guevara


Frida Kahlo


Some Cute Girl (Kimber from Jem?)
Rio Pacheco (from Jem)


The Jeez
Then there’s Fabian Ciraolo, whose work is like a cartoon adventure, but always with the most stylish characters. I just discovered his artwork an hour ago and already I’m hooked on his illustrations. Many of them are modern takes on well-known works of art or portraits of famous people–both real and fictional–but with a twist. Think lots of tattoos, 3-D effects and other modern references, like band tee shirts on Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Captain Planet and even Jesus.
Much of his work can be found on his blog.
Model Daphne Groeneveld
Daphne Groeneveld in dress inspired by architecture
Model Agyness Deyn


Work in Progress


Model Sacha Pivovarova
I’m also an admirer of Russian illustrator Zhenya Zhuravlova. Zhenya’s linework is exquisite, which is no surprise since she is also an architect. Due to language barriers, I can’t always understand what’s written in her blog posts, but of course I always follow anyway to see what she’s drawn next. I’m especially always impressed by close-up portraits since  she has a gift for capturing the essential details that make her work, despite being done in pencil, have qualities that are photographic.
You can see more for yourself at her blog, New Blood Style.