HELEN DOWNIE

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This self-taught il­lus­tra­tor (who started paint­ing at 47) is Sia lev­els of guarded about her per­sonal life, but you’ll rec­og­nize her Pi­casso-es­que draw­ings. She’s the go-to artist for Gucci and the U.K. edi­tion of Harper’s Bazaar. MIXED MEDIA “I use chalk, pens, ink, char­coal and some­times glit­ter glue.” AD­VICE COL­UMN “At the point when a paint­ing is al­most ruined, the magic hap­pens. Also, get your hash­tags right—cre­ative di­rec­tors are watch­ing.” FAVE AC­COUNTS @but­ton­fruit (“Love her painterly faces”), @krisknight (“Love the mag­i­cal, ethe­real qual­ity of his work”) and @antonymi­callef (“He’s a ge­nius at pulling faces out of chaos”).

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