I am a serial social media stalker, or watcher and I am constantly looking for new profiles to watch and admire. Being a part of Get Messy Art Journal is quite convenient for my stalker ways as there are always new artists joining up that I can follow. I love to watch their styles develop, and am inspired everyday by what they are making.
For the past 6 weeks (or probably months if I am realistic) I have been blown away by Alicia from @vineandthistle. Her art is so beautiful and I really want to be able to draw like she does. And the colour palettes she uses are so dreamy. I have Acryla Gouache in all the pastels on my wish list for art supplies.
Here are some of my favourite pieces that Alicia has made and shared lately:
I am also in awe of her script. I recently received an iPad Pro to use for my job and I have been dying to learn to digi-script using it. So many things to learn, and not enough time.
Another artist I have been admiring lately is Alli Koch (or @allikdesign on Instagram). Her floral illustrations also have my heart and I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of her book ‘How to Draw Modern Florals’ from amazon.
Here are a couple of examples of Alli’s work that just make me swoon:
I hope you are now swooning over these beautiful artists as much as I am now.
I’m starting up a new thing here on my Blog – I am going to choose one or two things that have inspired me in the week gone by and give them a little shout-out here and on my social media channels.
So let’s start off with my latest love affair – Ironlak Fluid Acrylics. Well actually, any supply by Ironlak, but I’ll start off with their Fluid Acrylics.
I was introduced to these beauties by fellow art journaler Eleanor McComb (@ellymack_ on Instagram). This talented beauty is a dream illustrator so it’s no surprise that she is in the know for all things paint.
This is what Ironlak have to say about themselves: The Ironlak dream began in 2002, when a young graffiti writer from Sydney wanted to offer Australian writers a premium spray paint brand at an affordable price. As the first Ironlak cans rolled onto shelves in 2004, the price of premium spray paint was cut dramatically, opening up a whole new world of possibilities for Australian artists.
Today, Ironlak has expanded their range and have their own watercolours, gouache, alcohol markers, paint markers, fluid acrylics and much, much more.
Their fluid acrylics are so vibrant, and come in a really good range of colours. And the best part is that you can buy empty paint markers and fill them with your favourite fluid acrylics, or refill your loved marker. The bottles have a really handy applicator that makes filling the pens really easy.
Anyway, you should check them out ironlak.com.au.
And while you are at it, check out some of Elly’s gorgeous illustrations:
I love your work Elly xx