18 illustrators to follow on Instagram


It's not just photographers on Instagram who post interesting and intriguing images – the social network is bursting with creative talent from across the artistic spectrum. 

Instagram is a great way to capture and share some of your favourite moments and get inspired at the same time from some of the most exciting creatives out there. 

To help get you started, or to spice up your feed, here's a list of the some of the biggest and best illustrators to follow...

01. Catalina Estrada

Catalina Estrada's brightly coloured, nature-inspired patterned work graces everything from wallpaper and colouring books to clothing and duvet covers these days. Her Instagram account's a great place to see her latest work, as well as pictures of her and her family.

02. Berta Valló

Born in Budapest and now based in London having graduated from Central Saint Martins, Berta Valló's work often explores themes of identity and female sexuality in relation to consumerist culture. Her Instagram is a great place to see it.

03. Jean Julien

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French illustrator and Central Saint Martin's graduate Jean Julien is everywhere right now. His account is dedicated to his satirical and colourful illustrations – some published works, some sketches in progress – all of which are guaranteed to make you chuckle.

04. Mr Bingo

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You'll know Mr Bingo from his hugely popular Hate Mail project. On his Instagram account, he shares his latest offensive postcard illustrations, as well as arty shots of his adventures.

05. Rob Hodgson

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Bristol-based illustrator Rob Hodgson shares a real mix of images on his account. Pictures of his work take predominance, followed closely by some cute – and often funny – pictures of his cat, Peggy Sue.


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Polish illustrator and street artist SAINER creates pieces of work that are often gigantic in size and beautifully intricate. Give his Instagram account a follow to keep-up-to date with his latest artworks.

07. DailyDoodleGram

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Israeli illustrator Geffen Refaeli first started the DailyDoodleGram project in May 2001 and has uploaded a new illustration each day ever since. His account has skyrocketed! With 103,000 followers, make sure you give him a follow to get your daily pencil drawing fix.

08. Luke Pearson

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Luke Pearson is an illustrator, cartoonist and comic book artist from the UK who has produced work for clients including Penguin Books, Wired, Little White Lies Magazine and Cartoon Network. It's a great account to follow if you're passionate about character design.

09. Guy Mckinley

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On his Instagram account, illustrator Guy Mckinley shares shots of his intricate pencil drawings. With work commissioned for the likes of Disney, BBC, Adidas and New Balance, make sure to follow him for some truly inspiring work.

10. Hattie Stewart

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'Professional doodler' Hattie Stewart's drawing style is fun, colourful, outrageous and abstract. With exhibitions at Pick Me Up, work featured in Interview Magazine and a recent solo show in Brighton, UK, Hattie's popularity has earned her a whopping 19,000 followers on Instagram. Make sure you give her a follow.

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