This week’s Follow Favorites artists both create work that makes it almost impossible to look away. Durd Yu‘s animal illustrations are rife with personality, featuring loveable characters that stare right back at you, while Amy Johansson‘s photographs take everyday objects and scenes and elevate them to something far more intricate.
Check out a sample of both artists’ work below, along with notes on why we chose them from Shutterstock Curator Liz Lapp, then click through to view their full portfolios and start Following them yourself.

Durd Yu

“Durd’s animal portraits are very unique. The colorful backgrounds are a great element to make the simple ones pop, and the more detailed portraits show a true mastery of lines. I could see these some of these on websites like or used on cool t-shirts.”

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Amy Johansson

“Amy’s photography is far from typical. She has a thoughtful eye that leads her to compositions featuring interesting angles and equally compelling subjects. Her gallery is full of ready-to-use imagery for creating evocative and alluring designs.”

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What do you think of this week’s picks? Are there other artists you’d like to see featured here? Tell us who you’re Following in the comments, and we could include them in a future installment!