50 illustrators to follow on Behance

Looking for inspiration? Here's a list of some of the best illustration portfolios on creative network Behance.

11. Nina Geometrieva

illustrators to follow on Behance

We love Nina's use of colour in her illustration work

Berlin-based Nina Geometrieva is a visual artist that loves to work with colour. The often adorable characters she produces are packed full of inspirational techniques, as well as a wide range of bright and beautiful colours. She's always up for collaborations too!

12. Olga Protasova

illustrators to follow on behance

Olga Protasova focuses on illustrated typography

Olga Protasova is Kiev-based freelance illustrator and graphic designer, at the moment happily focused on things she loves best: lettering and illustration. If you're a big fan of typography, you'll enjoy Protasova's illustrated output.

13. SAINER

illustrators to follow on Behance

Fall in love with the character illustrations of SAINER

SAINER is an illustrator based in Lodz, Poland. His work is beautifully abstract and is often showcased on the walls on his hometown in huge, inspiring fashion. His playful character designs will charm you instantly.

14. Eurico Luiz

illustrators to follow on Behance

Eurico Luiz focuses on the comic side of illustration

Freelancer Eurico Luiz hails from Rio de Janeiro, and is an inspiring choice when it comes to comic illustrations. Taking inspiration from retro movies, his illustration output often incorporates other-worldly aspects and always exudes Luiz's signature style.

15. Natalia de Frutos Ramos

illustrators to follow on Behance

Charming work from Natalia de Frutos Ramos

Natalia de Frutos Ramos is a Spanish illustrator that loves to work with pastel tones. Inspired by her favourite films, books and the ever-changing seasons, her illustration work is a breath of fresh air on a dreary, grey day. Check out her portfolio for some charming designs.

16. Wijtze Valkema

illustrators to follow on Behance

We love the quirky illustration style of Wijtze Valkema

"I work from home, sitting in front of a magical designing machine that takes me to a world where bears ride tractors," says Dutch illustrator Wijtze Valkema. "I also draw other things." Those other things are sure to provide you with some of the best illustration inspiration we've come across.

17. Emma Jackson

illustrators to follow on Behance

Emma Jackson takes inspiration from all things handmade

Emma Jackson is a freelance illustrator and designer, currently living and working in Belfast. She studied illustration at Falmouth University before launching letterpress stationery brand Hunter Paper Co. Her visual language has developed from a love of simple, clean lines and block colours, as well as an obsession with all things handmade.

18. Jing Zhang

Jing Zhang revamped the map for LEGOLAND Florida

Born in China but now based in London, Jing Zhang creates "tiny worlds and small people" for a living. In 2016 she has spent four months travelling around the world, visiting different countries and cities and designing maps based on them. You can see the impressive results on her Behance portfolio.

19. Michael Kutsche

Illustrators to follow on Behance

Kutsche created this beautiful River Fairy illustration for Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful

It's not hard to see why German artist Michael Kutsche has won awards for his illustrative work when looking at his awe-inspiring portfolio. Specialising in character design, his imaginative creations have led him to work on numerous feature films, including Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, Kenneth Branagh's Thor and Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful.

20. Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson has over 30 years' experience as an illustrator

If you're not already following illustrative designer Steve Simpson, you're missing out. Based in Dublin, Ireland, Simpson has over 30 years' experience in the creative arts industry, during which time he's built up an incredible portfolio of work, most of which he shares with the world on Behance.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A founder member of the Creative Bloq team, Sammy Maine is now a freelance journalist. She also thinks that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is probably the best television series ever created.