Creative inspiration gallery

Artist & Designers share the origin of their Inspiration

Creative inspiration gallery is a place where illustrators, designers, artists and other creatives share a short story about the inspiration behind one of their work.

What got them inspired? How did the idea get started? You’ll get a bit of insight where the inspiration can come from. Click on a story below to start reading the artist’s inspiration origins.

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“Whipped Cream Cloud” by Sonya Rakhimzhanova

“Whipped Cream Cloud” by Sonya Rakhimzhanova

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Jill Goritschnig

“Welcome to the Jungle” by Jill Goritschnig

“Bhau Beej” by Aditi Kakade

“Bhau Beej” by Aditi Kakade

“Elisabeth of Valois” by Ailsa Johnson

“Elisabeth of Valois” by Ailsa Johnson

“Joshua Tree” by Claudia Melchor del Rio

“Joshua Tree” by Claudia Melchor del Rio

“Tobusaru” by Lisa Heine

“Tobusaru” by Lisa Heine

“The Joy of Breastfeeding” by Jody Ghani Nordby

“The Joy of Breastfeeding” by Jody Ghani Nordby

“Mermaid” by Barbara Dimić

“Mermaid” by Barbara Dimić

“Mule Portrait” by Alison Polston​

“Mule Portrait” by Alison Polston​

“Kitchen cat” by Karla Alcazar

“Kitchen cat” by Karla Alcazar

“The Clock Spinner” by James Firnhaber

“The Clock Spinner” by James Firnhaber

“Imaginary room” by Ross Becker

“Imaginary room” by Ross Becker

“Grow a Beard” by Darya Shnykina

“Grow a Beard” by Darya Shnykina

“Portrait of a Young Woman in White” by Melissa Lee Johnson

“Portrait of a Young Woman in White” by Melissa Lee Johnson

“Horserider” by Ashley Nicole DeLeon

“Horserider” by Ashley Nicole DeLeon

“Team Practice” by Christy Lundy

“Team Practice” by Christy Lundy

Illustration

“Bike Touring Lady” by Marcy Day

“Bike Touring Lady” by Marcy Day

“Fireworks” by Jianan Liu

“Fireworks” by Jianan Liu

Illustration

“Guardian” by Lauren Lee

“Guardian” by Lauren Lee

Illustration

“Osaka Dotonbori” by Grace Helmer

“Osaka Dotonbori” by Grace Helmer

Illustration

“Anxiety” by Diana Barbu

“Anxiety” by Diana Barbu

Illustration

“Gilgamina – She Who Saw the Deep” by Bárbara Fonseca

“Gilgamina – She Who Saw the Deep” by Bárbara Fonseca

“The things that I’ve never drawn before” by Manuela Montoya

“The things that I’ve never drawn before” by Manuela Montoya

Illustration

“Animals and Where we Find Them” by Eliott Bulpett

“Animals and Where we Find Them” by Eliott Bulpett

Pop-up book

“Autumn Morning” by Karen Shangguan

“Autumn Morning” by Karen Shangguan

“2323” by Jesus Velazquez

“2323” by Jesus Velazquez

“Monsters” by Belle Lee

“Monsters” by Belle Lee

“Girls wanna shred” by Melanie Gandyra

“Girls wanna shred” by Melanie Gandyra

Illustration

“Floral body bars” by Sara Maese

“Floral body bars” by Sara Maese

Packaging design

“Snake Adventure” by Lana Simanenkova

“Snake Adventure” by Lana Simanenkova

Animation

“Lay Down in the Tall Grass” by Lisa Vanin

“Lay Down in the Tall Grass” by Lisa Vanin

“The great adventure of little Mindy” by Dream Chen

“The great adventure of little Mindy” by Dream Chen

“Unstable dream” by Amber Ma

“Unstable dream” by Amber Ma

Illustration

“Abuse” by Lidia Tomashevskaya

“Abuse” by Lidia Tomashevskaya

Editorial Illustration

“Naamah” by Kaley McKean

“Naamah” by Kaley McKean

Illustration

“Outgrown” by Iris van den Akker

“Outgrown” by Iris van den Akker

Illustration

Tam Lin by Erica Leveque

Tam Lin by Erica Leveque

Illustration

Dog Inspiration by Johana Kroft

Dog Inspiration by Johana Kroft

Golden Slumber by Weitong Mai

Golden Slumber by Weitong Mai

Illustration

Wrestling Bedroom by Robert Young

Wrestling Bedroom by Robert Young

Illustration

Connected by Luca Di Bartolomeo

Connected by Luca Di Bartolomeo

Illustration

Animals in Space by Leya Luna

Animals in Space by Leya Luna

Zine

Heads in Clouds by Chantal Horeis

Heads in Clouds by Chantal Horeis

Illustration

Fight the lion by Evangeline Gallagher

Fight the lion by Evangeline Gallagher

Illustration

Plants pattern by Gizem Özden

Plants pattern by Gizem Özden

Pattern Design

A Briefer History of Time by Lydia Maltby

A Briefer History of Time by Lydia Maltby

Illustration

Cloud Brocade by QU Lan

Cloud Brocade by QU Lan

Illustration

Chile 2019 by Amaël Isnard

Chile 2019 by Amaël Isnard

At the Edge by Loulou Elliott

At the Edge by Loulou Elliott

Malá Morská Víla by Julia Plath

Malá Morská Víla by Julia Plath

Illustration

Arizona Coyote by Essi Kimpimäki

Arizona Coyote by Essi Kimpimäki

Illustration

Piano by Tatiana Karpova

Piano by Tatiana Karpova

Illustration

XI La Force by Gonzalo Martínez Moreno

XI La Force by Gonzalo Martínez Moreno

Illustration

Out there in the dust / Meet me at the milk bar by Teo Skaffa

Out there in the dust / Meet me at the milk bar by Teo Skaffa

Illustration

Drawing inspiration by Ulises Mendicutty

Drawing inspiration by Ulises Mendicutty

Illustration

Drops of Jupiter by Mariness Rivera

Drops of Jupiter by Mariness Rivera

Illustration

Exafanisi by Herlinde Demaerel

Exafanisi by Herlinde Demaerel

Illustration

Sewing Box by Susanna Rumiz

Sewing Box by Susanna Rumiz

Illustration

Madrid by Kailey Whitman

Madrid by Kailey Whitman

Illustration

Flyleaf illustrations by Aliz Buzas

Flyleaf illustrations by Aliz Buzas

Illustration

Cooltural Shift by Laila Ekboir

Cooltural Shift by Laila Ekboir

Illustration

Birds by Alice Yu Deng

Birds by Alice Yu Deng

Illustration

Sunset Baking by Gemma Gould

Sunset Baking by Gemma Gould

Illustration

Post-It Show Monsters by Sam Washburn

Post-It Show Monsters by Sam Washburn

Illustration

Bleibe by Marika Haustein

Bleibe by Marika Haustein

Illustration

Potato Love by Jenny Tang

Potato Love by Jenny Tang

Comic

Landseer Lions by Lydia Hill

Landseer Lions by Lydia Hill

Illustration

Rudibum by Eko Toko

Rudibum by Eko Toko

Illustration

“Move, when the water reaches you” by Johanna Springer

“Move, when the water reaches you” by Johanna Springer

Illustration

Somehow That Stranger Doesn’t Feel Like Stranger by Martynas Pavilonis

Somehow That Stranger Doesn’t Feel Like Stranger by Martynas Pavilonis

Illustration

Sushi Escape by Marian Blair

Sushi Escape by Marian Blair

Illustration

This is mine now by Jonas Welin

This is mine now by Jonas Welin

Pattern Design