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10 Metro Phoenix Artists to Follow on Instagram

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Instagram is turning 3 years old this month, but we haven't seen any signs that the popular social networking site is slowing down. These days, more and more people are using the app to take photos of things other than their breakfast (thank God). And if you love art as much as we do, the app can be a total godsend. But you have to know where to look.

To give you a nudge in the right direction, here are our 10 favorite local artists to follow on Instagram.

See also: Five Photo Manipulation Apps for iPhone/iPad

This list is not meant to be exhaustive. Share some of your favorites with us in the comment section below.

Yai

(

yaicecream

) does a lot of detailed pen and ink work. We particularly like her pattern-based pieces like this one.

Tyson Krank

(

tkrankk

) works in wood burning. He posts lots of pictures of the process, so you get to see how things evolve over time.

If you're into hand lettering,

Scott Biersack

(

youbringfire

) is the guy to follow.

Lalo Cota

(

lalocota

) is best known for his street art. We like his Instagram because he posts lots of images of his pen work as well.

We're pretty sure

Ashley Macias

(

ashleymacias_

) is a sketching fiend. She often posts multiple sketches daily. We're not complaining.

Averian Chee

(

averian

) is a painter, but he posts sketches occasionally as well. The colors in his work make us swoon.

We get excited whenever

Josh Brizuela

(

joshbrizuela

) posts videos of his drawing process. The images of his work are pretty stunning, too.

We're always fascinated by how professional photographers use Instagram.

Mike McLeod

(

mcleodindex

) has figured out how to toe that line.

Spencer Hibert

(

spencerhibert

) is a multi-media artist who makes psychedelic art. Images like this look like they might pop right off of the screen.

Mikey Jackson

(

hello_mikey

) most often paints on wood surfaces. We like following him because he posts his process along the way.

Editor's note: This post has been modified from its original version.

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