Welcome to the fourth entry in our series of posts highlighting tweeting illustrators. Artists who make good use of social media to promote their work. There are so many, it is mind boggling, in each of our ongoing series we will hand pick three that stand out from the crowd. As well as being talented visual communicators they all make good use of social media (not just twitter), self initiated projects and blogging to promote themselves and their work. Enjoy…
Alice is a designer and illustrator living and working in London, England. With a love of the hand drawn and beautiful, graphic elements she produces illustrations based on the natural world. Birds, animals, landscapes, and geometric patterns feature strongly in her work.
Creature loves her use of space and contrast and the simplicity of the forms and areas of texture. The colour pallets she adopts are refreshing too.
Alice is an active tweeter @AlicePotter and has a facebook page . She also keeps her fans updated through her blog at alicerebeccapotter.blogspot.com. It doesn’t stop there, Alice is also part of the group “Together we flew” a collective of designers and makers who provide support to each other, share and collaborate.
Alice says: Social Media for me, particularly Twitter, is the biggest motivator going. I am constantly inspired, left laughing, and encouraged to keep going with my work. I definitely would not have developed half as much in this year without the use of Social Media, and my blog is a useful tool to follow that development.
Bombo! (AKA Maurizio Santucci) was born in Barga, outside of Lucca, Italy, where he still lives and works. He attended ISIA design school in Florence, Italy from 2000 to 2004.
After two years working in advertising agencies, he became a freelance illustrator. He also writes and illustrates short comic books.
Creature just loves the paper cut stylings of Bomboland. Some really striking images with loads of character and really nicely executed designs. It feels like you can step into these images.
Emma is an illustrator, working and living in London. Though she was born in Watford. She says: Most of my formative years were spent in the quiet, leafy suburbs of Oadby in Leicestershire. This developed my continuing interest in animals and the natural world.
Creature loves the “Britishness” about Emma’s work, both in her themes and application of colour, there is something very natural about them. There is a real character and eccentricity in her images that takes us straight back to the Wiltshire Countryside.
Emma tweets @emma_cowley to an audience of around 680. She has a blog where she publishes sketches and inspirations and investigations into other artists. This all aids in the development of her following her style and ultimately gaining her more exposure. She also sells her creative wares on her Etsy shop.
Emma says about social media: For me, having a blog as well as active accounts on twitter and facebook is beneficial because they offer an informal space for people to network and discuss the projects they are working on. This is really important because I, like most illustrators, work largely on my own, which can make it hard to remain positive and motivate yourself. So being able to offer support and accept encouragement from others is very valuable. You come to realise that there are a lot of people in the same boat as you!