This page will link to inspirational blog posts (such as artist/illustrator highlights, interviews and other motivational posts) as well as artistic inspiration from all over the web.
Inspiration posts from the blog:
Illustration Pinspiration Series:
Inspiration around the web:
On specific illustrators/artists
Beatrix Potter’s Extraordinary Career– on the Etsy Blog
How I Draw by Quentin Blake
Five Manifestos for the Creative Life on Brain Pickings
The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox on Pentagram
Becoming a professional illustrator: an insider’s guide by Emma Block on the Guardian (although this is written for those studying illustration, there are useful tips in there for everyone)
How to start your illustration career by Nate Williams
Judith Kerr– Desert Island Discs on BBC Radio 4 – this radio interview really fascinating, listen if you can!! Also, Quentin Blake and Shirley Hughes. (unfortunately the original BBC links don’t work for me, these links go to an external site which seems to work well)
Oliver Jeffers author video, via Swiss Miss blog (lovely video!!)
The Art of Breakfast- a film about Danny Gregory Author of a number of wonderfully inspiring books about sketching and illustration including “An Illustrated Life”, “An Illustrated Journey” and “The Creative License”.
A Quiet Look- How to become a children’s book illustrator in one (not so easy) step– a lovely video about illustrator Renata Liwska, featuring her beautiful journals.
Illustrator Erin E Hunter paints a viper fish for the childrens’ book, ‘A Day in the Deep’ by Kevin Kurtz
Amadeo Bachar paints a yellowtail. Amadeo Bachar is a freelance artist who teaches scientific illustration- a must watch video of his watercolor painting of yellow tail fish, from start to finish
Yelena Bryksenkova shows the process of creating one of her beautiful illustrations– this time a horse- a lovely video
Erin E. Hunter is a natural history illustrator. In this video she shows her process for illustrating a spread in the childrens’ book ‘A Day in the Deep’ featuring a viperfish
James Gurney’s Parakeet Artist- just for fun!!
The very talented Will Terrells youtube videos are perfect for when you need a little bit of a pick me up- combining awesome art tips with wisdom about life too. Watch them all!!