Thanks to the evolution of humankind, technology has brought us the luxury of Instagram. Through those humble squares, the photo-sharing app has not only given us a great platform to discover new people to
stalk follow, but it has also been serving as a virtual art gallery to up-and-coming artists worldwide. Not only that, an emergence of women doodlers and graphic designers have been taking over Instagram as well. And we ain’t complaining about it. ‘Cause these artists don’t just make quirky art that would make you say, “I’d double tap that,” they create brutally honest depictions of life’s perils, from your anxieties to the female sexuality. They’re not just girls, standing in front of their mobile phones, asking you to heart their photos. They have a message to deliver; it’s just a bonus if it didn’t go over your heads.
Ugly Girl Gang
When she’s not busy fighting for the rights of independent artists, award-winning illustrator Tuesday Bassen can be seen making cheerfull illustrations for the likes of Playboy, The New Yorker, United Nations, Nike, and adidas, as well blessing us with badass female representations. Thanks God it’s Tuesday.
To say that Julie Hoots‘ art is hilariously depressing is an understatement. Armed with crispy lines and tender colors, the artist’s rat-infested, self-deprecating musings are highly addictive and totally #relatable.
Robin Eisenberg‘s muses are out of this world. Though she equally loves walking her dogs, drinking lavender milk tea, watching Star Trek, and imagining her dream cactus garden, creating a strange reality straight out of her mind’s fantasy is what she loves doing the most.
Whatchu gonna do with all that junk inside that truck? Make some bootyful doodles with it. Whether it’s on her sketchbook or some cute trinkets, Mel Stringer‘s body of work is definitely ahead of the curve.
Be You But Better
Sending you the kind of nudes that you need, Polly Nor captures the average female character in her most vulnerable state. Fueled by frustration, anxiety, and sadness, the professional doodler tickles your brain with a stroke of genius.
In all seriousness, Angelica Hicks’ art is a big joke–and that’s what’s great about it. Drawing a fine line between humor and the colorful world we live in, she can make you smile with a flick of the wrist. You know what they say, girls just wanna have pun.
an illustration for Do What You Want
Drawing with a mixture of watercolor, indian ink, and isograph pen, Laura Callaghan has a knack for creating minutely detailed, super colourful, lady-orientated work. Poppin’ her colors with a lucid spunk, the London-based artist brings her paper dreams to life through an induced chroma.
Striking with her simple yet playful bold strokes, Celeste Mountjoy‘s visual commentaries crack a laugh in the worldwide population of the Internet. While her humor serves as an honest window into our society, the social media activist draws attention with her observational take on our, mostly, shitty behavior.
from the White Noise series
Colors of every shade and shapes of all sizes brightly pop in the work of Sara Andreasson. But the subtexts of her work go beyond the eyes of the audience. Through buoyant hues and hearty curves, the artist shows us what it means to be a young woman today.
No matter how many filters those photo apps come up with, there’s nothing more pretty than women at their #unfiltered state. And this is what Sally Nixon does best. Drawing inspiration from the daily lives of ladies across the universe, she turns our mundane activities into something worthwhile.
–EVERY NOW AND THEN I POLAPART