The Soothing, Serene, Small Illustrated Scenes of Derek Myers

Illustrator and Designer Myers wants you to grab a warm cuppa tea and relax.

kddiamonda month ago in Entertainment

We're living in great art times: the advent of the internet meant, for all of us, that back in the day (okay, back in 1993) we could wander into a chat room and talk to someone seemingly on the other side of the planet. The World Wide Web has grown in leaps and bounds since the days of AOL Instant Messenger, but one thing remains a common thread: we here in New York City can stumble, via the joys of Instagram, on artists doing sweet, tight work in Medina, Ohio. Artists, for instance, like Derek Myers.

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Small mountain scene with a cat looking inwards, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Small mountain scene with a cat looking inwards, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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Gorgeous wintery moonlit scene, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Gorgeous wintery moonlit scene, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers

Myers portfolio is packed with tiny, tight, intentional little scenes, all done entirely by hand. We don't know if the guy is personally sponsored by Micron pens, but he probably should be, considering the airtime he gives the product. Myers has such an economy of line, his winter wonderlands seem like they're old-timey photo postcards, inviting us to take a long walk in the woods. 

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Tryptic, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Tryptic, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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The best cuppa, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
The best cuppa, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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Mountains and moon, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Mountains and moon, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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Autumnal, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Autumnal, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers

Black and grey illustration work, with limitations on layout and specifically designed framing devices is a classic approach. Myers is utilizing some of the strongest American art rules in the book, rules mastered, mainstreamed, and broken by the likes of Norman Rockwell, Coles Phillips, Edward Gorey, and more.

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Coffee pour, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Coffee pour, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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Fetching the Christmas tree, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Fetching the Christmas tree, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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Snowy bridge, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Snowy bridge, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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Cabin in the snowy woods, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Cabin in the snowy woods, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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Moonlit creek, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
Moonlit creek, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
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A lone tree, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers
A lone tree, by Derek Myers (via IG—derek_the_deliman) #ArtShare #Illustration #Microns #FineArtist #Illustrator #Black #DerekMyers

Swing on over to Myer's Instagram to check out more of his work. It's a little late on the clock for a Christmas gift, but you might be able to grab one of his postcards or prints for some holiday cheer over at his Etsy.