This post contains artwork that makes you smile and say “aha that’s clever!” Featuring some of my favourite artists who make art from everyday objects.
The idea is simple. Draw something and add an everyday ordinary object to create something extraordinary. And YOU can try this today. To help you get inspired here are some of my favourite artists who make art from everyday objects. Let’s take a look.
Make Art from Everyday Objects
Diego describes himself as a ‘Fantasy Researcher’. His client list is wide and varied from Diesel and Dior to Haribo and Warner Brothers. His ideas are simple and oh so inspiring! Take a look at Diego Cusano’s website for an instant shot of illustration inspiration.
French artist Gilbert Legrand paints and modifies everyday objects and gives them such amazing personality. Who knew a saw could be sexy. Or a pair of scissors could be romantic.
Peruse illustrator Gilbert Legrand’s website for some extra-ordinary everyday inspiration
Kerstin Hiestermann’s tag line is simply “The Child in Me is Still Alive”. Well I say, thank goodness for that because that child is creating delightful illustrations that never fail to make me smile.
Happy Days Factory
I don’t know much about this lady’s work having only recently discovered illustrator Happy Days Factory on Instagram. However I think #HappyDaysOfAmelie deserves more attention. Happy Days Factory is a rising star of artists who make art from everyday objects.
The more I look at Norman’s work the more I love it! The humble stick man has become artistic genius. Norman Mente’s illustration proves that the simplest ideas are the best.
Prince Sahmah doesn’t have just one amazing instagram account he has 3, which illustrate his diverse talent. Take a look into his tiny Oka Boka Instagram world for a lot of humour and cute illustrations that often make me LMFHO.
This lovely chap is so understated. On his Facebook page he says simply “In this page you will find several faces and other stuff, all with a touch of humor”. Well I think you’ll find a whole lot more! Victor doesn’t just create one image from one object. He will create several. He is brilliant.
Do pop over to Victor Nunes Instagram account for faces and other stuff with his unique touch of illustrated humour.
There you go. I love to mix my media. Specifically drawing and flowers. Now it’s your go! Turn a pear into a hot air balloon and draw a basket underneath. Give a packet of Smarties stick man bodies. Use flower petals like wings on a butterfly.
If you like this post, take a look at the work of Caroline South. She creates the most beautiful compositions from found objects.
And if you want to start creating your own art from everyday objects I’ve started writing a series about design principles such as symmetry and the rule of thirds, that will help you create eye catching images.
Have an inspired day