30+ Hashtags for Illustrators on Instagram

By 21 January, 2017Instagram

30+ Hashtags for Illustrators on Instagram

Having a bunch of popular hashtag can be a good way to kickstart your Instagram account, it won’t make you a instant success but it can defiantly bring in new followers and a handful of extra eye balls to check out your work.

In this mini-guide I will list over 30 hashtag you can use for you illustration/drawing posts on Instagram, but I’ll also quick go over what you should consider when choosing tags for your illustrations.

Let’s get started!

Instagram hashtags

Organizing & Using Hashtags

You can post up to 30 hashtags on each of your Instagram images, what I like to do is to have a list of at least 10 hashtags that I usually use for my posts, and when I post a new image on Instagram I just copy that list and paste all those hashtags in the description of my post. I also like to hide my tags so it won’t look too messy with all those hashtags in the description, you do that by first writing your description (look at my new illustration or whatever) followed by a new line and a dot 3 times, and then I’ll post a bunch of hashtags. (see the image to the right for a example)

Another thing to keep in mind regarding hashtags is that it’s not always the best to go for the most popular hashtags, let’s take the hashtag #illustration as a example, this is a extremely popular tag with a bunch of new posts every second, it can be hard to compete with all those posts and your post will disappear so fast in the sea of new posts this hashtag has. I am not saying you shouldn’t use these super popular tags (I sometimes do), but it can be a good thing to consider when using popular tags.

The Illustration Hashtags list

Now for the list, here’s a list of tags to start you off, I would suggest that you pick the tags that’s relevant for your work and make a list of your own.

#illustrate #illustration #drawing #painting #draw #drawings #drawingoftheday #drawsomething #artjournal #creativeprocess #sketchbook #sketch #doodle #vector #graphicdesign #digitalart #digitalpainting #adobeillustrator #photoshop #illustrator #vectorart #digitalillustration #artistsoninstagram #instaart #instaartist #illustratorsoninstagram #wip #illustrationoftheday #creatives #doodles  #art #graphicdesign

As you see some of them are quite specific, like #adobeillustrator, if you’re not using Illustrator to create your work then don’t use that hashtag. Instead use this list as a starting point for your own hashtag list. So instead of illustrator, come up with tags that relates to what kind of material/medium you done your illustration in, so for example

#pencil #charcoal #watercolor #digitalart #ink #linedrawing #crayons #markers #acrylicpaint


Or use brands of the material/medium you’re using:

#promarkers #adobe #ipadpro #bic #posca #sharpie #copic #wacom

Vector or Digital illustration hashtags

#illustrate #illustration #drawing #painting #drawings #vector #graphicdesign #digitalart #digitalpainting #digitalillustration #adobeillustrator #illustrator #vectorart #adobeillustrators


Like I said above, use this list as inspiration on what kind of tags your posts should have, just don’t copy all these tags, make your own lists, save them and use them when you’re posting something new. Just remember to keep the tag relevant to your post! If you have any tags for illustration feel free to share them in the comments below, sharing is caring.

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