Kris AtomicChronic Bitchface
ring a bell? You have awesomely talented illustrator and photographer Kris Atomic
to thank. She’s been illustrating cool girls for a living for nearly 3 years, working with the likes of Bath & Body Works, DDB, and Marie Claire
. She pins inspiration from cool hi-tops to other illustrators’ work and we frankly can’t get enough.When did you start pinning?
"In February 2011, I can't believe it's already been over two years."How do you use your Pinterest boards and which are your personal favourites?
"I follow lots of blogs, so I use Pinterest to collect interesting images I come across, whether they're street style, fashion editorials, or packaging design. I've recently got super into trainers, so I've been pinning a bunch to my ‘The Athletic Shoe’ board. I also love my ‘Girls in Glasses’ board, which is pretty self explanatory. I have a ‘Wishlist’ board where I pin stuff I come across while online window shopping, for future reference, and a ‘Jolly Jumpers’ board for excellent knitwear."Do your pins ever inspire your illustrations?
"I sometimes refer to my ‘Colour’ board, for pleasing colour combos. In general, Pinterest is a super useful way to chronicle your likes, because sometimes themes or patterns float to the forefront without me even realising I'm into a certain thing. I went through a really pastel phase a while ago, lots of dusky pink and lilac. I seem to be drawn to shiny things, like sequins and metallics – total magpie. It's also great for finding image references for drawing. I used to just use Google images, but now I check Pinterest first."Where do you find inspirational images?
"I follow just over a hundred blogs in my feed reader, so I go through those once a week. I repin from some of the people I follow on Pinterest too, but I try to make sure to only repin images with proper links back and credits. It bums me out when people pin from an uncredited Tumblr or something, you can usually find sources for anything with Src-Img
."What kind of images have you been pinning lately and why?
"Lots of springtime things, like flowers and bright colours because the weather here is killing me. Also street style photos by Vanessa Jackman
, vintage illustrations and children's books, fashion editorials with Daphne Groeneveld (I love her face), and anything with cats on it."Which pinners do you love?Mallory
pins all kinds of fun stuff.Trini
has awesome style.Alicia
is great for design pins.Blair
for travel porn and casual street style.Kay
for vintage kids illustration and toys.Julia
just has excellent taste in everything.Rubi
for great hair.Shini
for everything from fashion to interiors.