Kristina Webb is not your typical artist who loves to work with color pencils. What’s unique about her style is that she uses everyday items lying around the house and incorporates them to her color pencil drawings.
What’s outstanding about her work? The 20-year-old New Zealand-born illustrator became an Instagram sensation when she started posting her drawings to her account in 2012.
In the two years of sharing her work on the social media platform…
She has gained 1.5 million followers, and a lot of her pieces went viral.
She played around with water and this is what she gets.
Her drawing skills were first discovered when she was two years old.
Speaking to Wildpair Blog, she revealed that her mother was teaching her older sister how to draw.
You know how little kids like to imitate older people around them?
That’s how it started for her.
Her inquisitive self picked up the pencil, and that’s how it all began.
At 14, she did her first viral piece.
The young artist admitted that she posted her art on Tumblr without including her signature.
She then posted the same piece on Instagram, but everyone found it hard to believe that it was her who made it.
Until she posted more and more drawings that you can really find a distinct style to it and tell that they are hers.
A retouched version (and one with her signature) of the original piece that went viral on Tumblr.
She also does digital art.
Rapunzel painting the artist’s nails and a Rapunzel surprise egg.
She also likes to doodle on her Starbucks cup.
But Webb’s art is more than just pretty and vibrant color pencil illustrations.
She also includes controversial issues in her drawings, just like this one.
When asked why she does that, she responds:
Well, it sounds kind of bad but I like getting people riled up! It’s good to get people talking about important issues; it helps to spread the message about gay rights, suicide or body image and stuff like that. When you have such a big following you may as well use it.
Now that she’s gained a lot of followers and has been an Internet sensation for quite some time, Webb admitted that it is her dream to be featured on The Ellen Show. With a brilliant mind and a set of creative hands, she definitely deserves to be on the show.
Meet the artist.
Well, here’s to Kristina Webb and may her art get more well-deserved recognition. Go follow Webb on Instagram to see more of her drawings.
12 Reasons Why I Love Her: A Cute (And Sarcastic) Illustration Of What Boys Really Think
This is so cute!
Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. No matter how much both genders try to understand each other, they never seem to decipher each other's oddities.
Nonetheless, imperfect men and women find a way to connect perfectly. We guess real love is not about sticking despite the negatives, it is about accepting those negatives for the sake of the person we love.
Below is a cute and funny illustration of what boys think (and truly love) about their girls, who seem a little too naive at times.
Can You Find The 6 Words Hidden in This Picture?
These fun and brain teasing visual puzzles are what you need today.
Visual puzzles are fun and engaging but they are quite challenging as well. We can figure out some in a breeze but others can be brain teasing indeed, it will take you a while to get one right (or sometimes, not at all).
Meanwhile, a new game is making its way to our list of favorite visual puzzles. No panda or cat is involved this time around though. The challenge is to find the "6 words hidden in the picture." Using optical illusion, an image is created to confuse our minds and eyes with this interesting piece.
Are you ready to try it? It's absolutely fun!
Bookstore-Themed Hostel Has 1,700 Books And Sleeping Shelves For Bookworms To Enjoy.
This accommodation bookshop in Tokyo is every book lover’s dream.
There are times when you just want to be alone, curl up in bed, get a good book to read until it puts you to sleep. Fun times like taking a detour to your favorite café or bookstore and even a quiet time in the library which is enough to make your day. These are only some of the things that only "bibliophiles" will understand.
But how about getting all that in one?
This book haven in Tokyo, Japan named Book and Bed Tokyo is a dream come true for bookworms and a breath of fresh air for travelers. Designed by Makoto Tanijiri and Ai Yoshida of Suppose Design Office, the bookstore-themed hostel offers more fun, stylish and cozy place for customers especially those who love to read. There are bookshelves and sleeping lofts beside them which makes it different from the conventional hostels and capsule hotels that we have today.
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