Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you no doubt must have seen a few GIF challenges popping up in your Instagram stories these last couple of days. The challenge was actually the creation of amaze artist Martina Martian, a self-described “travelling illustrator and content creator,” to get everyone to know her by using no more than 6 emojis.
As you guys know I don’t have a permanent studio- I love creating work at picnic tables in parks, cute cafes with WiFi and trains to new places. I’m so excited to make NYC my new temporary studio next month- any cool drawing/people watching spots you can think of? Photo from my interview with @lover.wtf on being a travelling illustrator, taken by @aaronsbull www.lover.wtf
As big fans of Martina’s work and her GIF challenge, we created 5 downloadable templates which you can populate with GIFs of your liking. Post them and tag us on Instagram so we can get to know a little more about you!
While drawing this in a cafe, a girl named Rose asked me about the two flags 🇩🇪🇮🇹 I was drawing. It turns out she is Italian but grew up in Germany and travelling Australia- meanwhile I’m half German half Italian and grew up in Australia! My heart aches to be back in Germany and Italy and this was a lovely, strange connection to bring me back ❤ europe I’ll be seeing you soon!
Beware, you might not have the ability to use GIFs when posting an Insta story if you haven’t updated to the latest version of the app! To find out, you can use our templates by tapping on the smiling sticker in the upper right side of your screen. A GIFs icon should appear allowing you use your fave GIFs to fill out the template. The GIF challenge is on – download these free templates below!
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