Ailie Banks is an incredibly talented artist whose work you need to start following. We’re adding her to our #GirlfriendCollection because positive thoughts can bring just as much happiness to your soul as fashion and beauty. Digital illustration is pretty underground on Instagram at the minute. Everyone loves sharing a good motivational quote or two but there are real people creating masterpieces every day. With a pop art vibe meets the Missguided-babe aesthetic, Ailie Banks is one to keep an eye on. She’s not your regular influencer with thousands not even knowing what she looks like. But all you need to know is that here work truly is something special.
When I stumbled across her work I couldn’t help but feel an urge to share this with you, our Coture Social, family. I’ve got a feeling that you’re just going to love it. Let’s dive into the deep end and check out some of her most amazing artwork yet and see what we can take away from it.
Thinking deeply with artist Ailie Banks
1. Likes Are Irrelevant
It goes without saying that we’re living in the age of social media where so many brands and people are thriving. But what you’ll often find is that people refer back to the “OG Instagram days”. What people mean when they’re talking about is a little under 10 years ago around the time the app first came about. It was all about uploading natural, untouched pictures and double tapping out of genuine interest and kindness. These days, however, with many striving for a career on social media, people have become obsessed with like, figures and statistics. Here, Ailie cleverly symbolizes a possible addiction despite side effects including self-doubt and ego inflation. Something to take away from this one is to refrain from getting too hooked on the numbers. Just do you.
2. Self-Care Above All
Self-care is priceless. There are so many different things you can do to truly look after and treat yourself without succumbing to splurging your money. Instead of buying that book that you can’t afford right now, run a bath and listen to some calming music instead. Having a pamper session really does work wonders.
3. Haters Aren’t Worth Your Precious Time
Bury your thoughts of anyone who underestimates you. I know the feeling that you need to prove someone wrong can be a struggle sometimes but you just have to think about it differently. Only you can make you happy so whatever that is right now, just keep going despite what anyone else says.
4. A Holiday Check-List
No matter what time of the year, special occasions can always be a struggle. With summer coming up everyone is chatting about all their plans and sometimes it can be a little overwhelming, right? Take some advice from Ailie and prioritize your self-care no matter what is going on. Whether that’s a light workout at the gym to get your heart racing or painting your nails. Whatever makes you happy.
5. Your Peach Is Delicious
After some previous food for thought that was quite deep, let’s lighten the mood. Your curvy peach – you know what I’m talking about – is gorgeous and Ailie wants you to know. You look incredible in those jeans, in that pencil skirt, in quite literally everything. And you know why? Because your body makes you, you, and beauty comes in many shapes and sizes. Celebrate the figure you inherited.
6. Cats Are Awesome
Fellow cat-lovers, all hail Ailie Banks. This illustration is a mood and a half. Even if cats aren’t your thing, it’s all about empowerment and feeling like a boss. Surround yourself by people and things you love and you’ll find true happiness. Trust me.