16 People Who Will Inspire You To Make Stuff

Because it's cool to be creative.
by Macy Alcaraz   |  Nov 27, 2016
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Being creative isn't anyone's monopoly. Even if you can't draw or play music, that doesn't mean you can't be an artist. There are so many different forms of making, and you don't need to pigeonhole yourself into just one type. To get you started, check out the list of extremely talented people, who will hopefully inspire you to go out and make stuff!

  1. For the one who loves paper

Sasha Martinez's beautiful journal spreads will have you scrambling for your diary and all the pretty paper and art materials you can find.

  1. For the one who likes DIY projects

ROOKIE and YoungSTAR contributor Gaby Gloria writes for Tavi Gevinson's website and makes the coolest shrink art.

  1. For the one who loves flat lays

Martina Bautista puts together sets, homes, and even events! She makes everything look on-point.

  1. If you want to get into animation

Check out Gica Tam's work. She's already done work for CW Seed!

  1. If you love hand lettering

Mikko Sumulong turns her handwriting into fonts!

  1. If you love watercolor

Take a page from Cynthia Bauzon-Arre's sketchbook and try painting your favorite pop culture icons.

  1. If you love drawing your outfits

Kar Victoriano's work probably looks familiar because you've seen his adorable #OOTDraw illustrations of some of your fave style bloggers!

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  1. If you're into homegrown brands

Wiji Lacsamana's handmade and cruelty-free makeup and fragrances are inspiring!

  1. If you love portraits

Megan Diño's watercolor illustrations are gorgeous. Snag yourself a print or two!

  1. For the quirky girl who likes art

Elyoo De La Cruz's adorable illustrations are amazing. Make sure to check out her Wes Anderson and Harry Potter series!

  1. If you want to try different types of medium

Carina Santos shows you what it's like to grow up in a family of artists.

  1. If you want to do an internship

Find out how art and science intersect with Frances Alvarez.

  1. If you love calligraphy

Elle Battung proves that you can write letters with about absolutely anything—including edible ink!

  1. If you love patterns

If you've taken a class under her, you know that Alessandra Lanot can turn anything into the loveliest patterns.

  1. For the observer

Who says commuting has to be boring? Take note of the people you meet on the road just like Mika Bacani.

  1. If you love ink

All you need is a marker or a pen to make art. See how Kara Pangilinan does it!

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Macy Alcaraz
Former Editor in Chief, candymag.com
When she's not busy online, she's in the kitchen on a mission to make the world a better place one bite at a time.
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