You Can Do It Too!

via She’s been Drawing her Road Trips in Sketchbooks for 20 Years

I love this. Chandler O’Leary is my hero. Her illustrations are gorgeous but that’s not why I love her 20 years of road trip sketching. It is because she reminds me that art can be personal, private, on an individual scale, and fun. It’s much less intimidating when you realize that “art” doesn’t equal The Renaissance Masters, but is simply a powerful human tool to reveal our soul. I try more when I stop expecting technical perfection and just go with the making of it. You can too. Get out some colored pencils and just start!

More of her illustrations via the link above.



One Line Images

DFT, a French illustration duo are genius. They transform complex images into icons using only one line. I am in awe. I am in love.  dft giraffes

Describing their work: “During our creative process, we usually go through several phases that are visually rich and complex. Then, we take the necessary time to remove what’s not substantive. It’s a maturation process that is somehow painful as it consists of letting go, giving up. But, it’s also very demanding as minimalism requests a certain level of perfection. Every element must have its sense, its utility, its intrinsic beauty.”

Look at some of their icons here. View their website here.

I promise you’ll love them. What’s your favorite? Here’s mine:

one line crab