Submit Your Work Today: Sketchy News Drawing Challenge

Extra, Extra, Read all about it: There’s a new drawing challenge upon us and we’re gonna shout it!
It’s no surprise that the nightly news can be a real drag, making us feel like we’re stuck in a cycle of endless bummers. That’s why we’re challenging you to flip the script and report a quirky news story in the form of an illustrated tale. But we’re not looking for any old news story; we want to hear jaw-dropping, quirky headlines that make you bust out laughing, double-take in amazement, or simply fill your heart with joy. Old or new makes no difference – all we ask is that you keep things light (Avoid headlines that are too controversial/political.)
When you upload your submission, we’d love to hear about where you found your story, so leave the reference in the caption. As always, remember to have fun with it and show us why your drawing skills deserve a spot on the front page!
*Challenge ends July 2nd at 03:00 PM EDT. See complete rules and submit work on the official challenge page.

Submit Your Work Today: Sketchy News Drawing Challenge

Extra, Extra, Read all about it: There’s a new drawing challenge upon us and we’re gonna shout it!
It’s no surprise that the nightly news can be a real drag, making us feel like we’re stuck in a cycle of endless bummers. That’s why we’re challenging you to flip the script and report a quirky news story in the form of an illustrated tale. But we’re not looking for any old news story; we want to hear jaw-dropping, quirky headlines that make you bust out laughing, double-take in amazement, or simply fill your heart with joy. Old or new makes no difference – all we ask is that you keep things light (Avoid headlines that are too controversial/political.)
When you upload your submission, we’d love to hear about where you found your story, so leave the reference in the caption. As always, remember to have fun with it and show us why your drawing skills deserve a spot on the front page!
*Challenge ends July 2nd at 03:00 PM EDT. See complete rules and submit work on the official challenge page.

These Illustrations Will Have You Feeling Good on the Inside

Anouck Ferri is an illustrator, graphic designer and author working out of her home office “at the foot of the Pyrenees.” With an illustrated children’s book and a host of items and prints available, Ferri is open to project proposals of any type as long as they preserve her graphic style. And that is what is special about this artist, her graphic style.

Illustration of Girl with Long Flying Moon Light

Ferri’s style is distinctly minimal and unique to her. One word to describe it is, cute. Her illustrations are undeniably cute, characters where practically every edge is rounded, even the often triangular shapes of their bodies. Everything feels kind of wavy and soft, even the pleats in a mother’s skirt. The heads and faces of her figures are big and round with minimal, dot/line detailing for eyes, nose and mouth with rosy cheeks and pleasantly muted color palettes. The entire aesthetic is soothing. Colors one would not often describe as beautiful or appealing are employed in a manner that comforts. Soft greys permeate the clothes and feel of many of Ferri’s illustrations which center largely on women. In particular, young girls and women as mothers or experiencing love. See? Everything about it is just plain pleasant. There’s a succession of illustrations on her Instagram that just feature two different young girls wearing scarves with their eyes shut. The absolute definition of comfort and serenity, adorable characters reminding us of the coziness of winter. It doesn’t get much better than that on the spectrum of peace and all of Anouck Ferri’s pieces evoke some element of that feeling. Cozy.

Illustration of Envelope Designs With couple and flowers

 

Illustrations of a Girl Painting on T Shirt

 

Sketch of dancing little girl

 

Sketch of Three Girls From Different Region

These Illustrations Will Have You Feeling Good on the Inside

Anouck Ferri is an illustrator, graphic designer and author working out of her home office “at the foot of the Pyrenees.” With an illustrated children’s book and a host of items and prints available, Ferri is open to project proposals of any type as long as they preserve her graphic style. And that is what is special about this artist, her graphic style.

Illustration of Girl with Long Flying Moon Light

Ferri’s style is distinctly minimal and unique to her. One word to describe it is, cute. Her illustrations are undeniably cute, characters where practically every edge is rounded, even the often triangular shapes of their bodies. Everything feels kind of wavy and soft, even the pleats in a mother’s skirt. The heads and faces of her figures are big and round with minimal, dot/line detailing for eyes, nose and mouth with rosy cheeks and pleasantly muted color palettes. The entire aesthetic is soothing. Colors one would not often describe as beautiful or appealing are employed in a manner that comforts. Soft greys permeate the clothes and feel of many of Ferri’s illustrations which center largely on women. In particular, young girls and women as mothers or experiencing love. See? Everything about it is just plain pleasant. There’s a succession of illustrations on her Instagram that just feature two different young girls wearing scarves with their eyes shut. The absolute definition of comfort and serenity, adorable characters reminding us of the coziness of winter. It doesn’t get much better than that on the spectrum of peace and all of Anouck Ferri’s pieces evoke some element of that feeling. Cozy.

Illustration of Envelope Designs With couple and flowers

 

Illustrations of a Girl Painting on T Shirt

 

Sketch of dancing little girl

 

Sketch of Three Girls From Different Region

Artist Plays With Food in His Drawings

“I would like to give smiles when people look at my works.” These words are the professed mission statement of Diego Cusano on his Instagram account and own personal website. One look at his work and I’m sure he’ll have achieved his goal as he has for his many followers on social media. As an artist, Cusano uses collage techniques to bring pencil drawings, still life images, illustrations and graphics together to bring his unique vision of the world to life. He calls himself a fantasy researcher and when you look at his pieces you have to wonder if his fantasies are tainted by his empty stomach, they involve an awful lot of food.

Illustrations of Banana Keel Billed Toucan

That’s right, Diego Cusano is the master of high art food fantasy. With his collage techniques, Cusano builds an aesthetic that alternates from being light and funny to profound and gorgeous. For every pencil-drawn father kissing the pink, ready-to-bloom, tulip stomach of a pregnant woman, there is a person blow drying their head of pasta hair pinched between two chopsticks. He even gives his followers his own take on long-loved classics like a drawn and colored toucan with a real-life image of two tethered bananas for a beak or the paid project for Mortadella Bologna of a cyclist with two full pizzas for wheels. Diego Cusano is a visionary of a fantasy researcher, the perfect mix of imagination that is both beautiful and hilarious. Not to be missed.

 

Person drawing with a pizza slice

 

Ice Cream Dog

Lady Holding Tea Bags

Flamingo Flower

Artist Plays With Food in His Drawings

“I would like to give smiles when people look at my works.” These words are the professed mission statement of Diego Cusano on his Instagram account and own personal website. One look at his work and I’m sure he’ll have achieved his goal as he has for his many followers on social media. As an artist, Cusano uses collage techniques to bring pencil drawings, still life images, illustrations and graphics together to bring his unique vision of the world to life. He calls himself a fantasy researcher and when you look at his pieces you have to wonder if his fantasies are tainted by his empty stomach, they involve an awful lot of food.

Illustrations of Banana Keel Billed Toucan

That’s right, Diego Cusano is the master of high art food fantasy. With his collage techniques, Cusano builds an aesthetic that alternates from being light and funny to profound and gorgeous. For every pencil-drawn father kissing the pink, ready-to-bloom, tulip stomach of a pregnant woman, there is a person blow drying their head of pasta hair pinched between two chopsticks. He even gives his followers his own take on long-loved classics like a drawn and colored toucan with a real-life image of two tethered bananas for a beak or the paid project for Mortadella Bologna of a cyclist with two full pizzas for wheels. Diego Cusano is a visionary of a fantasy researcher, the perfect mix of imagination that is both beautiful and hilarious. Not to be missed.

 

Person drawing with a pizza slice

 

Ice Cream Dog

Lady Holding Tea Bags

Flamingo Flower

An Artist Draws Popular Brands as Japanese Anime Characters

Sillvi Illustrations is the business of the Korea-born Canadian artist nicknamed Sillvi. As an artist with almost two hundred thousand followers on Instagram, Sillvi has built a brand based around some of the most beloved and successful brands ever. For a while now, Sillvi’s bread and butter as an artist has been his ability to personify the spirits of brands in different markets. Fast food, car brands and sodas have seen some of their most successful companies reimagined as all new, anime-inspired characters that speak to the spirit of what they are and their aesthetic as brands and logos.

Illustrations of monster energy drink with Monster character

Something that’s fun about these brand related series that Sillvi has done is the differences between the spirits of each series. For the soft drinks/sodas and car companies that he crafted characters for, he took a much lighter approach. The characters fit common anime archetypes who might populate the main cast of an anime series. The fast food series, his most recent one, is a whole different ballgame. Here, Sillvi went much, much darker, reimagining the mascots of popular fast food chains like Wendy’s and McDonalds’s as horrific, murderous horror characters. The adorable little Wendy logo for Wendy’s is transformed into a shirt popping Harley-Quinn type while she extends her tongue to lick the edge of a butcher’s knife. Meanwhile, Ronald McDonald is turned into an alternate universe version of the Joker, trading his yellow jumpsuit for a yellow blazer and red tie while he smokes a cigarette with sinister intent in his eyes. In the end, Sillvi has something for everybody and subject matter that everyone knows. Join in the fun and see who your favorite brand is as a character!

Illustrations of pepsi brand soft drink  with female characters

Illustrations of coca-cola brand soft drinks soda with female characters

Japanese characters as popular soda brands

Illustrations sprite brands soft drinks female characters

McDonalds as a Japanese Anime Character

Arizona Tea as a Japanese Anime Character

KFC Drawing

Fast Food Panda Express as Anime

An Artist Draws Popular Brands as Japanese Anime Characters

Sillvi Illustrations is the business of the Korea-born Canadian artist nicknamed Sillvi. As an artist with almost two hundred thousand followers on Instagram, Sillvi has built a brand based around some of the most beloved and successful brands ever. For a while now, Sillvi’s bread and butter as an artist has been his ability to personify the spirits of brands in different markets. Fast food, car brands and sodas have seen some of their most successful companies reimagined as all new, anime-inspired characters that speak to the spirit of what they are and their aesthetic as brands and logos.

Illustrations of monster energy drink with Monster character

Something that’s fun about these brand related series that Sillvi has done is the differences between the spirits of each series. For the soft drinks/sodas and car companies that he crafted characters for, he took a much lighter approach. The characters fit common anime archetypes who might populate the main cast of an anime series. The fast food series, his most recent one, is a whole different ballgame. Here, Sillvi went much, much darker, reimagining the mascots of popular fast food chains like Wendy’s and McDonalds’s as horrific, murderous horror characters. The adorable little Wendy logo for Wendy’s is transformed into a shirt popping Harley-Quinn type while she extends her tongue to lick the edge of a butcher’s knife. Meanwhile, Ronald McDonald is turned into an alternate universe version of the Joker, trading his yellow jumpsuit for a yellow blazer and red tie while he smokes a cigarette with sinister intent in his eyes. In the end, Sillvi has something for everybody and subject matter that everyone knows. Join in the fun and see who your favorite brand is as a character!

Illustrations of pepsi brand soft drink  with female characters

Illustrations of coca-cola brand soft drinks soda with female characters

Japanese characters as popular soda brands

Illustrations sprite brands soft drinks female characters

McDonalds as a Japanese Anime Character

Arizona Tea as a Japanese Anime Character

KFC Drawing

Fast Food Panda Express as Anime

Glow in the Dark Paintings Contain Hidden Secrets

Vivien Szaniszlo is a hidden secret of an artist whose incredible paintings are filled with hidden secrets of their own. Specializing in glow in the dark paintings, Szaniszlo’s talents truly come to life when the lights go off. The before and after effect of Szaniszlo’s paintings carries with it the feeling of seeing something completely new and amazing.

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of Harmony

What really makes Vivien stand atop glow in the dark mountain is her all-encompassing vision, her ability to build an image that is both vivid and serene in the light and dark while standing apart as two equally valid yet new/unique paintings in either form. In one of her pieces, Harmony, is shown in both forms. As seen in the light, the painting is alive with peaceful pinks, purples, and blues with a dash of orange/yellow blends. We see a woman with light bursting from her hands up into the blended skies of peak sunsets. When the lights go off the viewer sees what the long woman may be fending off. Her light dims as the sky fills with dragons, glowing in neon bright greens and blues, the area on the ground around her now lined and accented by those neon blues and a ring of yellow.

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You can feel the painting illuminating just from seeing pictures of it, it feels so bright that it’s impossible to not want to see the change in person. All of her glow in the dark paintings have this magical pull and are just as powerful and full of hidden elements. A quick favorite is Belongs To You. A fox looking at a flower under glass turns into a starry silhouette of a man kneeling in front of a woman under the glass with a heart hovering above them. They tell stories, stand as beautiful works of art in light and dark and will never leave your sight if you so choose. What’s better than multipurpose day/night artwork worthy of a gallery?

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of I Take Care Of You

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of Belongs To You

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of From The Deep

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Glow in the Dark Paintings Contain Hidden Secrets

Vivien Szaniszlo is a hidden secret of an artist whose incredible paintings are filled with hidden secrets of their own. Specializing in glow in the dark paintings, Szaniszlo’s talents truly come to life when the lights go off. The before and after effect of Szaniszlo’s paintings carries with it the feeling of seeing something completely new and amazing.

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of Harmony

What really makes Vivien stand atop glow in the dark mountain is her all-encompassing vision, her ability to build an image that is both vivid and serene in the light and dark while standing apart as two equally valid yet new/unique paintings in either form. In one of her pieces, Harmony, is shown in both forms. As seen in the light, the painting is alive with peaceful pinks, purples, and blues with a dash of orange/yellow blends. We see a woman with light bursting from her hands up into the blended skies of peak sunsets. When the lights go off the viewer sees what the long woman may be fending off. Her light dims as the sky fills with dragons, glowing in neon bright greens and blues, the area on the ground around her now lined and accented by those neon blues and a ring of yellow.

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of Anubis.jpg

You can feel the painting illuminating just from seeing pictures of it, it feels so bright that it’s impossible to not want to see the change in person. All of her glow in the dark paintings have this magical pull and are just as powerful and full of hidden elements. A quick favorite is Belongs To You. A fox looking at a flower under glass turns into a starry silhouette of a man kneeling in front of a woman under the glass with a heart hovering above them. They tell stories, stand as beautiful works of art in light and dark and will never leave your sight if you so choose. What’s better than multipurpose day/night artwork worthy of a gallery?

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of I Take Care Of You

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of Belongs To You

Glow In The Dark Paintings Of From The Deep

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