Artists Who Inspire Us - pictures and videos!

We want to share some of our favorite artists with you~  These people inspire us with their innovations and creativity.  Here's a few words on why we follow them, followed by examples of their awesomness.

*We don't claim to have taken any of these photos (except the photos of us), or done any of the artwork.  We're just showing peoples awesome work!*

 

MARK

 
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Thundercat

“I like the sounds and the topics, and the landscapes that he paints with his music.”  https://youtu.be/CEZ-aJYFJfE


Kehinde Wiley

“He takes African Americans and paints them in positions of power and grace.”  (below)

kehinde wiley

kehinde wiley

kehinde wiley

kehinde wiley


Sailor Jerry

“A very important innovator of american traditional tattoos.  The first person to tattoo with purple.” 

sailor jerry flash

sailor jerry flash

sailor jerry flash

sailor jerry flash


Mike Giant

“...his ties to the street and graffiti, and commercial art: graphic design.  When he tattoos he brings all those different things together.  His solid black shit.  For along time he just used sharpies, that's pretty dope.”   http://mikegiant.com/index.php  (below)

mike giant portrait by Chip Kalback

mike giant portrait by Chip Kalback


Grime

“I like Grime because of his work ethic, he never stops making art.  He’s a product of the 80s and 90s-lots of bright colors.  But it’s hard to pinpoint what his style is, it’s very experimental.  It has notes from traditional stuff and new school stuff, but it’s all kind of jumbled and mashed up together.  And he has a skate/punk edge.  I guess Mike Giant was a skater too.”   http://theskullandsword.com/blog/ 

source unknown - Grime

source unknown - Grime

source unknown - Grime tattoo

source unknown - Grime tattoo

source unknown - Grime tattoo

source unknown - Grime tattoo

 

DOREE

*slurrrp* this coffee cup is bigger than my head

*slurrrp* this coffee cup is bigger than my head

anna atkins

anna atkins

Anna Atkins

“She loved nature and pioneered photography’s first medium: cyanotypes.  Which were super very delicate and abstract, love them.”  

anna atkins

anna atkins


Warpaint

“Their music is very esoteric to me, and has inspired me so much over the years.  They’re an all girl band that's really risen up, and grown musically.  Stella Mozgawa is probably the dopest drummer I’ve heard in recent times, and Jenny Lee the dopest bass player."  https://youtu.be/c_89LoHKB9w


Fran Meneses

“She's dedicated!  She's a freelance illustrator and she does her own videos, Etsy products, packaging and business stuff.  She's just a very caring person in general.  Her work ethic is very inspiring, I watch her Youtube videos as a pick me up.” https://www.youtube.com/user/frannerd13


Feverworm

“Her imagination is amazing.  She comes up with whole back stories and genetics for her horned, magical creatures.  I never got into digital painting, but if I do, I hope to be as good as her at it!  ...And her color palettes are awesome.” http://feverworm.tumblr.com/

feverworm

feverworm


Miryam Lumpini

“Her tattoos are so vibrant and bold, she can literally go anywhere in the world and support herself on dope tattoos.  An inspiration.  Judging by her Instagram, she seems like a charismatic and fun person.” (below) http://www.miryamlumpini.com/

Miryam Lumpini tattoo

Miryam Lumpini tattoo

miryam lumpini painting

miryam lumpini painting


Kane Berry

“Very innovative as far as neo-traditional tattoos go!  So clean and colorful, his flash is always fresh and funny.  He really takes traditional ideas and flips them into something abstract and bright.”  (below)  http://kaneberry.com/home.html

Kane Berry and Flash

Kane Berry and Flash

source unknown - Kane Berry Tattoo

source unknown - Kane Berry Tattoo


Amanda Wachob

“I just started following her, and her work instantly hit home for me.  Her photographs are beautiful and her colorful abstract tattoos are amazing.  The way she’s taken tattoos into a fine art setting like galleries, showing performance art by tattooing on fruit is inspiring.  She takes photographs of her work, all things related to tattoos, and takes it to the next level. Yeessss!”  http://www.amandawachob.com/  (below)

Amanda Wachob - tattooed lemon

Amanda Wachob - tattooed lemon

amanda wachob - print of close up tattoo 

amanda wachob - print of close up tattoo 

amanda wachob - part of bloodline tattoo series

amanda wachob - part of bloodline tattoo series

 

Who inspires you?  Thanks for reading!

With Love,

Doree x DORK