In case my Making Monsters entry didn't make it obvious, I'll say it: I'm really into seeing doodles come off the page. Sometimes doodling can be a gateway drug to other arty addictions. For example, Robin Amy Darling makes embroidery based on her doodles!
Robin says it's "time consuming, labour intensive and considered old fashioned, but extraordinary things can be achieved with a needle and thread." You can see proof that she's 100% right on her tumblr!See More »
For the month of August we are welcoming fellow blogger and illustrator Sara E. Barnes as a guest contributor here on DA. Sara is the creator and voice behind the wonderfully curated website Brown Paper Bag and is working towards her MFA (Illustration Practice) at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Sara's own work is an amazing mix of color and collage of scraps, ink, paint, and embroidery. I'm fascinated by how the loose pieces of cut paper come together to reveal such a complete and controlled final artwork. I've gathered a few of my favorite works by her here to introduce you.