We love illustrators here at Design Instruct! We love seeing their ideas come to life on paper and it inspires us to no end. It’s like witnessing the artist’s imagination at work. For this showcase, we’ve collected some really interesting pieces for you to feast your eyes on. Enjoy.

The following illustrations are some of the most interesting, mind-bending illustrations we’ve found recently. The new ideas and the methods that illustrators use continue to amaze us time and time again. For instance, Paul Alexander Thornton uses ballpoint pens in his compositions which, I can only imagine requires some very steady hands. Lili Lu’s illustrations of women are not only the work of a master, they’re also quite gorgeous to look at! And Raphael Kirchner’s illustrations are some of the most thoughtful and eye-catching pieces I’ve seen recently. Surely, just looking at these great illustrations which were done by some very talented people will ignite some creative sparks in you!

Remember to support your fellow artists by visiting their portfolios and showing them some love!

Paul Alexander Thornton

Alexander Kostenko

Lili Lu

Tom Hovey

Raphael Kirchner

Iain Macarthur

Simon Prades

Peony Yip


If you know of any artists or would like to share some of your own work, please share them with us in the comments section!


Isaac is the Co-Founder and Chief Editor of Design Instruct. He has experience in various design and art related fields including design, illustration, and photography. He's in charge of making sure that Design Instruct publishes high quality content that professional designers and digital artists demand and expect. Get in touch via email and on Twitter as @designinstruct or @IAMTHEGUBE.