stone cold fox

Words by Audrey Katherine

panda swipe

Words by Sean


Word by Alex

12 minutes past noon

Words by Erich


Word by Destiny


Word by Liz

jealous nuns

Words by Christopher Postill


Word by Bettina Strauss

childish imagination

Words by Neil


Word by Teresa

dogsview ln

Words by Travis Ezell


Word by Yves Paul

marital bliss

Words by Michelle Bosley


Word by Peter

pug butt

Words by J


Word by Joe Wallace

jeepers creepers

Words by Marissa Maduschke

About The Blog

Rare Words is the collaborative drawing blog by Mark Burrier where readers submit words that become the creative starting point for drawings. Look behind-the-scenes at the process.

Mark Burrier is an illustrator, cartoonist, and designer whose work has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, Print, American Illustration, 3×3 Magazine, HOW Magazine, and STEP Inside Design.

The Book

Rare Words Volume 1 is a 100 page, full color, limited edition, hardcover book collecting 100 favorites from the first year. Purchase online.