Ranging from 8-bit digital illustration to simple B&W portraits, Eat, Sleep, Draw is among the very best user-submitted art blogs on Tumblr. Co-founded by Lee Rubenstein and Ben Ross in late 2007, ESD has evolved into “a finely curated art gallery” with its own gift shop and ever-changing line of sketch books. It’s one of the few truly high-quality curated art Tumblrs that manages to remain inclusive and unpretentious, showcasing new and budding artists alongside professional animators and illustrators.
Eat, Sleep, Draw’s consistent quality is a direct result of its Herculean editor Tony Lamberty, who manages to comb through “over a thousand pieces of artwork” weekly for the site. ESD also uses our very own Carlo Franco’s Effector theme, which I can verify—sitting next to him as I type this—makes him smile. Be sure to follow ESD and, if you’re an artist, consider becoming a member to help their noble cause.
Art credits (L—R): “Fish Beard Phil,” Mulga, The Artist; ESD logo; “Lingual Nerve,” Smokov; untitled, Mahi