We all are spending a lot more time on our phone and consequently, instagram, during quarantine. If you’re tired of seeing the same accounts on your feed and need inspiration from somewhere new, look no further – we have made a list of art accounts that you need to follow! Instagram’s art community uses the platform to showcase their art in a meaningful and impactful way; a lot of the artists you will see below are activists in their own right. But regardless, instagram is the perfect place to admire and absorb work by emerging artists. Scroll below to find out who some of our favourites are:
1. Daft Draft
If you don’t know this account, now is the time to familiarise yourself with them. Not only do they make the most clever and punny illustrations, but their content is relevant and often, challenges the social norms. From calling out sexist views to focusing on important topics such as colourism – Daft Draft is a must follow!
3. Samya Arif
Samya Arif is an illustrator unlike any other. Her work was on the front cover of one of Herald’s last few issues and her illustration of Iqbal Bano was featured on google’s homepage! It makes us so happy to see our local artists and creatives be recognised for their abundance of talent.
7. Sana Ahmad
Sana’s instagram is a portfolio of illustrations, animations and advertisements that she has designed. Scrolling through it, it’s evident how skilled she is and how she can manipulate digital tools to create art. A talented and innovative artist, this Instagrammer is worth keeping your eye on.
Eesha’s account features her artwork, alongside snapshots of her daily life. One can get a sense of the things that inspire her, the places she loves and the moments that are meaningful to her. You don’t just get great art on your feed – you get the whole package (which happens to include a lot of great art!)