For 17-year-old Mexico sketch artist and dancer Luis Ruiz (@literaluis), doodling is an unconscious act. "No blank sheet of paper is safe with me as long as there's a pen or pencil around," he says. "I've been drawing since I can remember." He often gravitates toward portraits. As Luis explains, he finds inspiration in "a nostalgic gaze, lips sealed as if they had something important to say, even the way hair is styled. The possibilities are endless." For more of Luis's sketches, follow @literaluis on Instagram.
Graphic designer Hazzy Lin (@hazzyboom) is a self-described “sneaker head.” Living in Taipei, Hazzy combines his love for street wear with his talent for illustration to create some of the most imaginative collections of sneaker art on Instagram.
His first sketch of a mutant shoe-creature was a monster inspired by a pair of Nike Air SB Jordans. The response from his followers encouraged him to continue experimenting, leading to more elaborate designs like his Reebok Pump with the face of an attacking dog, the fins of a shark and the body of a high-top.
Hazzy's success for creating fantastical sneaker transformations has led him to start his own graphic design operation. When he needs a bit of inspiration, Hazzy scrolls through all his favorite Instagram accounts to see the latest creative trends in sneaker art.
For more of Hazzy's sneaker creatures, follow @hazzyboom.
Photo by @hazzyboom
In South Korea, bread has historically never been a prominent part of the daily diet. As European bakeries expand their businesses into Seoul, however, local's love for the food has grown. The most common types of breads from these bakeries contain sweet fillings such as red bean paste, sweet potato paste or whipped cream. Bakers sometimes also add sweet rice in the flour dough for chewiness, top the bread like pizzas or make animal shapes out of them to add an extra creative twist. Local Instagrammers have picked up on documenting this new wave of bread culture by adding the #빵스타그램 hashtag (pronounced "bbangstagram" and literally translated as "breadstagram") to their photos and videos of bread to share their personal favorites and reviews with the Instagram community.
To see more photos and videos of the variety of breads found in South Korea, browse the #빵스타그램 hashtag.
Hermit crab "breadstagram" photo by @elisaharu
Long-horned and remarkably shaggy cattle graze throughout the rolling hills of the Scottish countryside, capturing the hearts of visiting and local Instagrammers alike. Officially called the Highland cow, the breed is also known by its name in the Scots language, "kyloe," and by the affectionate name of Highland "coo" for its pronunciation in the Scottish accent.
The cows are more than just a shaggy coat with horns for 17-year-old Scotland Instagrammer Murn Cameron (@murn_eilidh_kate), who works with her family on the Dunach Estate farm near Oban. As she explains, "The cattle are really inquisitive and curious about humans, and they want to interact with us." Murn takes her phone with her into the fields, capturing the cattle in all their different colors. "I have a soft spot for the red ones myself," she says. "People joke and say it is because of the similar hair color as I am ginger, and I must say they may have a point!" For more photos and videos of Scotland's shaggy cattle, follow @murn_eilidh_kate and browse the #highlandcow and #highlandcoo hashtags.
Photo by @murn_eilidh_kate