All tagged illustrator

Mark Conlan

It all starts with a sketch. Mark Conlan never goes anywhere without his Moleskine notebook. Each of his illustrations starts with a simple sketch. Pencils and markers on a simple sheet of paper help him spark an idea. From there, he draws digitally, bringing to life a plethora of pigments and touch a touch of the fantastic.

Aurore Thill

Aurore Thill is a revelation, a seer, an inspiration. She found herself in a digital medium, processing her artwork in a totally different way. As a new-wave artist, Thill praises the use of Instagram for artists. This illustrator takes a single idea and entrenches it in magic. With each piece, she strives to find “IT” - a fantastical element that brings her creations to life.

Katrin Coetzer

Our very own Capetown Queen - Katrin Coetzer creates her artwork with a naturalistic touch and a fantastical air. With original techniques, Coetzer uses water-based media on paper, and her gouache paints and ink. This glorious artist and mother creates work for picture books, editorial, brand work, and exhibitions.

Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is our newest digital magician of womanly art. Her bold color palette and geometric boldness stopped us cold, and we’re overflowing with joy. She works with large windows and numerous plants around her, and minimal human interactions. Eriksson’s quiet resilience shines through in each of these striking illustrations.

Rebecca Green

Each of these female focused drawings infuses elements of nature, magic, and absolute cuteness - which is why we fell in love. Green draws inspiration from the stories of her past. As an imaginative child, Green would play school, dentist, and grocery store. Her games of pretend have brought her to a career where creativity and make believe are essential.

Ana Jarén

Ana Jarén started drawing women at a young age. Her earliest drawings were comprised of simple circles and lines, and they have evolved into lush and romantic worlds. With a thick piece of paper, markers, and pencils, Jarén illustrates the most gorgeous and detailed rooms. Each of the rooms is full of food and color and comfort, and, if it were possible, we’d Mary Poppins jump into them for the rest of our lives.

Ji Hyun Yu

Ji Hyun Yu, welcomes you into her world. Originally from Seoul, Ji Hyun now lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Her days consist of household work, being a proud mother, commissioned illustration, and working on her personal artwork. Each of her pieces is a complex world, filled with unique people and extensive elements. So get ready to play a game of I Spy, because Yu’s work demands a double-take.

Hallie Bateman

The darling and thoughtful Hallie Bateman currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Her days are spent juggling her numerous artistic projects, and pushing herself to read more feminist literature. Each of her whimsical images reminds us of the Madeline drawings of Ludwig Bemelmans. As a kid, comics were a big part of her life - everything from Far Side to Foxtrot. Nowadays, she brings her work to life with ink and paper.

Irana Douer

Buenos Aires’s darling Irana Douer began drawing by copying images of Betty Boop and Garfield from her sticker book. The same sense of cartoon aesthetic and narrative style has translated into her current work as an illustrator. Each of these illustrated ladies reveals a darkly realistic aspect of the female experience.

Nicole Simpkins

An illustrator, a sculptor, a book artist, and a true maker—Nicole Simpkins believes in ghosts, and logically believes in the existence of aliens. Paper Darts believes in her ability to twist our minds and effect our dreams.

Laurène Boglio

Laurène Boglio is a timeless classic. With her black ink and a clean white sheet of paper, she captures the fascinating oddballs of humanity. Her friends are a constant source of inspiration. They weave a community of surprises and hilarity that often makes its way into each of these bold illustrations.

Ghazaleh Rastgar

As a child, Ghazaleh Rastgar would watch her aunt paint expressionist style landscapes. This supportive aunt would allow Rastgar to use her crayons and inspire the young artist to draw. Nowadays, she's been lovingly featured on Lenny Letter multiple times, and often contemplates the balance of spirituality and contemplative realms.

Herekita Con K

Some of you may already recognize our dear Herekita Con K. This gorgeous artist was featured in our most recent print edition, but we need SO MUCH MORE! Herekita uses these bold beauties to reveal the inner monologue of modern womanhood. She illustrates our vulnerabilities on the bodies of these women and in the titles of her paintings. Each of her luscious ladies oozes their fierce femininity within their environments.

Charlotte Edey

Explore the peaceful and pastel-infused landscapes of Charlotte Edey's inner mind. In the beginning, there was a chicken. Well, that's the case with Charlotte Edey's artistic career. One of her earliest art triumphs was drawing a chicken, which her mother proudly framed. From sketching to print making, tapestries, and ceramics, Charlotte Edey has expanded her artistic practice.

Brittany Maldonado

The work Brittany Maldonado creates focuses on the resilience and power she sees in her fellow females. This collage based artist channels her energy into cutting and perfectly placing every piece of paper. Maldonado strives to find the balance between allowing herself to get messy and not letting perfectionism restrict her creative freedom. Some pieces are influenced by a terrible breakups, and piecing herself back together. Pain, life and an appreciation for the female form shines through in her work. 

Kathy de Castro

Filipina artist Kathy de Castro is a many-splendid thing! She illustrates, she animates, she sculpts, and all of this brings us so much joy. De Castro utilizes the softer medium of graphite with the bold tones of cut-out paper. This gorgeous pairing allows for the figures in her pieces to be sensitive and vulnerable amidst their striking environments. Fall into the rabbit hole!

Helena Perez Garcia

We're so happy to introduce you to Helena Perez Garcia. This Spanish-born artist is currently based in London. Her days are spent creating illustrations for books, magazines, newspapers, and packaging. Each piece is mysterious, conceptual, and rich in detail and color, often depicting characters in surreal situations. With a deft hand, Garcia wields her gouache paint and watercolors, pencils, and pastels to create little worlds.

Lamiaa Ameen

We fall apart looking at the artwork of Lamiaa Ameen. This twenty-eight-year-old art director, mother, and talented illustrator was born and resides in Cario, Egypt. After studying advertising at the Helwan University of Applied Arts, she has created a living timeline of artwork.

Lara Paulussen

Lara Paulussen is our German flower. When she's not drawing away, you can find her at the Düsseldorf botanical garden. Her atmospheric illustrations reflect the beauty of nature and her daily life. Each piece features soft layering to capture vulnerable shifts from moment to moment.

Luisa Rivera

Paper Darts is a longtime fan of Luisa Rivera. Originally from Chile, Rivera now lives and works in London. But before living in London, she lived in Minneapolis, the original nesting place for Paper Darts. We have ties to her that we never want to sever, but mostly because she's an incredibly artist and human. Rivera uses water-based paints, such as acrylic, pencil, watercolor, and gouache, to create quick thumbnail sketches. Both the female figure and nature are at the heart of her work. After finding her favorite direction, Rivera goes large-scale, fiercely relying on her intuition and gut to compose each piece.