Being a CG artist is not easy. You may feel overwhelmed sometimes; you may stress out about finding new ideas, improving yourself, following the trends/developments and so much more.
Well, firstly, you should know that you are not alone! Most of us feel that way from time to time because it’s hard to keep up when everything is improving so fast.
Secondly, there are some things you can do to follow the trends and get inspired even if you are at your lowest. One of the best ways is using social media which is our hero when it comes to not missing out.
Here I made a list of Instagram accounts of 10 CG Artists that inspire me and keep me up to date all the time. I have learned so much from these people’s works, and I strongly suggest you check them out!
1. Billelis - @billeis 🔗
I can assure you that there is a lot to look at in this account! Every piece Billelis makes has so many amazing details. Even if you look at it for the hundredth time you will still be fascinated. As there are so many details -which shows how much work put on these pieces- you will find a lot to learn.
Almost all of his work is based on skeletons and very similar aesthetics, however, each of them is inspiring in many different ways.
2. Zigor Samaniego - @zigor 🔗
If you are into creating cute but amazingly marginal art at the same time, this account would be one of the greatest inspirations out there! Zigor has worked for Nickelodeon, Wired, Prada, and many other great companies where he created amazing stuff!
There is so much to learn from Zigor’s works, like how he uses colors to create countless different emotions or the way he builds amazing environments for his amazing characters. So, you should definitely follow Zigor’s account in 2022-if you haven’t already!
3. Grand Chamaco - @grand_chamaco 🔗
Grand Chamaco’s childhood and teenage years were quite unlucky as his talent couldn’t be recognized enough by the people around him. The school of illustration and painting he opened to share his knowledge was actually closed due to the lack of attention it received.
However, with the help of the Internet and of course social media, now he has followers who recognize and respect his talents, from all around the world. And believe me, you wouldn’t want to be one of those who doesn’t follow his works!
4. Eugene Golovanchuk - @skeeva 🔗
Eugene -also known as Skeeva- specializes in digital fashion, developing artist-owned concepts and recreating real-world outfits digitally for global fashion labels.
If you are interested in fashion along with CG art, you should take a look at his account which seems like it will become a larger one with so many followers really soon -thanks to his amazing talents!
5. mbsjq - @madebystudiojq 🔗
Just as said in the bio of the account, you can define the art you will find here as “Impressionist as heart, a surrealist in execution.”
Here you will find the perfect symphony between the objects which will never come together in our daily lives, and As you can imagine, that means a lot of inspiring stuff!
6. Annibale Siconolfi - @annibalesiconolfi 🔗
Annibale builds amazing worlds in many different themes; celebration, utopia vs dystopia, industrial life and so much more that you cannot even imagine. Each of them is fascinatingly beautiful and so detailed that you can be sure everything has been thought through!
If you would like to feel like you just traveled to a place that you didn’t even know existed while sitting on your couch and looking at your phone, this account is where you should look.
7. Mike Franchina -@mikefranchina 🔗
When you take a look at the figures Mike creates, you will be shocked about how things so wrong can be put together in such a beautiful way.
His art might be far away from your style, but the uniqueness in his works will be more than enough to impress you, believe me.
8. Mike Azevedo - @mikeazevedoart 🔗
Illustrator and concept artist, Mike, has worked on various projects such as League of Legends, Hex, Legends of the Cryptids and so many other great clients and he created amazing works for each.
One of the greatest things about Mike’s art is that he can easily create so many different works in various aesthetics and still each of them carries his signature while preserving the naturality.
9. Leticia Gillett - @leticiagillettart 🔗
Cuteness alert! Leticia creates incredibly cute and beautiful characters in her works. If you take a closer look at them, you can see the hard work that she put into them.
Leticia also works as a character modeling supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios so, if you like Disney movies and their characters, you will definitely enjoy this account!
10. David Zavala - @zavalalml 🔗
David makes characters for video games and I truly believe that he is one of the artists who will reach great places in no time. Even the characters he got inspired by real people are unique in a way. Hence, you can’t imagine how creative his other works are without looking at them!
As I remarked at the beginning of this post, there are so many amazingly talented artists on Instagram and we cannot list them all here, however, I truly hope the suggested accounts on this list will help you get inspired on your CG art journey!