Andy J. Miller considers himself "a commercial artist who likes to draw invisible things," but we consider him much, much more than that. Andy's illustration work has been a long-time inspiration of ours and lately he's been inspiring us with his words too.
Last October Andy launched a podcast called Creative Pep Talk, where he aims to help freelance illustrators make money making awesome work. It's full of insight and strategy and we've just learned it's been selected as an Editor's Choice by iTunes!
His artwork is fun and weird and made of playful shapes full of color and awesome textures. Lately he's been doing some really killer work for clients such as Nickelodeon, Nutella, and Oreo, but you're more likely to be familiar with him for his side projects like, the Daily Drawing Project and his traveling collaborative exhibition with Andrew Nayer.
It's my pleasure to introduce Andy as our guest contributor for the month of December. He'll be blogging alongside our usual team and highlighting artists, insights and other visual finds that are sure to peak your interest.
Have you heard of Fifi Lapin? She's an international it-girl, style guru, and fashion icon who posts photos of her outfits online. She has collaborated with well-known designers who love her look and been featured in fashion magazines - even praised by Vogue as "an unlikely - but powerful - fashion force." What sets her apart from the rest of the fashionista world? Well, she’s an illustrated bunny.
Fifi Lapin's blog exists to answer the question, "What shall I wear today?" Most days she posts drawings of herself wearing opulently stylish outfits that she takes straight off the latest runways and red carpets. Fifi's posts sometimes include cute little updates on the globetrotting fashion adventures of a fabulously spoiled hare-ess. It’s a ridiculous and clever spin on fashion blogging! From now on, you’ll never want to read a blog that isn’t written by a rabbit again. (For the record, I am a Holland Lop and I am typing this with my fluffy paws.)See More »
It seems like February is saying good bye to all of us. I really enjoyed so much sharing with you some of my favorites doodles, I hope you enjoyed them too and I hope they were as inspiring for you as they are for me. Instead of a "good bye" I want to say "see you around" cause I will be sharing some other interesting things in the future in this amazing and lovely place. Doodlers Anonymous is definitely one of my favorite sites and I wanna thank them for this amazing opportunity.
One of my favorite things on DA is when we open the doors of our blog to a guest contributor. After a long break from featuring any outside writers, we finally get to welcome one for the month of June.
Many of you might remember him from an entry we posted back in February, titled Heavy Color, where we showed off his colorful ink strokes and credited him by the name of Mario Kolaric. Well, it turns out on the street he's known as Sretan Bor. He's from Zagreb, Croatia and promises to bring some fresh and exclusive content to the pages of Doodlers Anonymous this month.
You can get reacquainted with some of his work below and follow him on flickr, but most importantly welcome him to the site, as his first post will go up this week. Yay for June!
We have another challenge for all of you and it comes with an excellent prize from the fine folks at Parka Blogs.
Close your eyes for a moment and think about your favorite book. Good. Now think about your favorite line from that book. Got it? Good. Now draw it for us all to see.
Draw it however you'd like: As drawn letters on a ripped page or as a doodled scene in your Moleskine. We encourage you to have fun and do your thing, just make sure to write out the title of the book and author somewhere in the drawing.
Good luck everyone, you have until next Wednesday at 11am Eastern to upload your submission. Read the complete guidelines and prize details here »