Yelena Bryksenkova is inspired by a domestic love of everyday objects, as well as a fascination with the mystical and mysterious. We love the craftsmanship and intricate patterns of her pen and watercolor paintings. Plus, we respect anyone whose procrastination techniques involve chocolate layer cake.
Becca Stadtlander was one of our favorite illustrators even before she sealed the deal with two artisanal GIFs (straight from her studio to the Internet!). We love the way she layers rich, deliberate palettes in her intricate pastorals. “Color is the most important thing for me because people respond to it on such an emotional level.”