Friday, 5 June 2020

Incredibly Talented Black Illustrators We Admire

We understand that we will never understand. We want to learn more and do better,
so we are listening, watching, reading and sharing what we can.

Today we're using our platform to share the work of some incredibly talented black illustrators.
Black artists inspire us every day, and though it is a very small show of our support and something that should not be limited only to the current climate, it is one small way
to celebrate the amazing artistic talent coming out of the black community
with our large platform of followers.

If you are a black surface pattern designer or illustrator, comment at the bottom of with your instagram and we'll do our best to share as many on our stories as we can :)

#supportblackcreatives #blacklivesmatter


Oge Mora's beautifully painted illustrations capture people of all ages with warmth and colour in stories of community and coming together. 
You can find her work at ogemora.com or on instagram @oge_mora.


Vibrant and moving, Morgan's colourful expressive works combine beautiful colour palettes, intuitive mark making and uplifting words to create artistic affirmations to find strength in.
You can find and support her work @morganharpernichols on instagram
or at morganharpernichols.com



Christian Robinson works with mixed media and collage to bring characters to life in a way that is both charming and highly emotive. His super endearing illustrations can be found in children's books, on textiles and as animations.  
Check out his work at theartoffun.com or as @theartoffun on instagram.




Sean Qualls explores race and identity through his bold and impactful art, and in his extensive range of sensitive and informative kids books. You can support him at seanqualls.com or on instagram @sean_qualls


Sabrena Khadija's technicoloured digital illustrations are full of life and showcase black style and culture at it's best - her sketchbooks works are equally gorgeous. Check her out on instagram @sabrenakhadija or buy her prints on Society6.





Kenesha's talent spans painted and digital illustrations, surface pattern prints, as well as beautiful ceramics. Her playful use of colour and mix of illustrative techniques are always so inspiring.
You can find her work @tactilematter on instagram or at tactilematter.com.

Instagram also has some amazing accounts sharing the work of
black artists. Check out:

Black Girls Who Paint
Black Artist Space
Support Black Art
Young Black Artists 



(all images copyright the individual artists)

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