One great thing about Instagram and social media is not stalking the lives of celebrities (or frenemies) but stumbling upon truly amazing accounts that showcase a talent or passion. Though I love checking up on makeup and beauty blogger accounts that offer reviews and updates on cosmetics, I love to look at beautifully scenic photographs or incredibly dope yet lifelike illustrations of everyday girls and boys.
On Tumblr, I really enjoyed Shit Bloggers Wear back in 2013, a semi-parodic take on the latest sartorial must-haves of the fashion obsessed. Skilled artist Cecilia Doan drew singular and seminal hot items such as the Celine Boston Tote and the Acne Studios shearling jackets. Through her charming illustrations, she was able to poke a little harmless fun at the apples of fashion’s eye while admitting through her artwork that she herself was a fan too. How else would she know to honor the Alexander Wang “Parental Advisory” sweater, an item Rihanna wore before it was even available on the market and a day after its New York Fashion Week showing?
Today, I peruse Instagram, and the less-known collage-making app, We Heart It for cartoonists. I especilly adore illustrations of pensive or fashionable young people or sarcastic memes that are comparable to the personalities of MTV’s Daria.
Below is a list of not just fantastic illustrators, but I also made the decision to highlight the women artists out there that are sharing their reflections of they view society and beauty through their distinguished characters.
_catface by Sarah Gilstrap
Nikisgroove by Nicholle Kobi
Ms. Val of ArtOfVal
Katie So, illustrator and tattoo artist