gnomon

Word by Lisa Gorham

lame retardant

Words by Josie

kerfluffle

Word by Patti

real love

Words by aaqib

grizzled

Word by C.J. Bennett

imminent

Word by Jessica

old indian

Words by Mark Weeks

time invader

Words by Carol

cognac

Word by Ahlia

llama council

llama_council

Words by Brandon S.

subtle sound

subtle_sound

Words by Viki

love first, ask questions later

love_first_ask_questions_later

Words by Mary Elizabeth Peterson

moist

moist

Word by Joe

unrequited love

unrequited_love

Words by Rebecca

flabbergasted

flabbergasted

Word by Kurt Axline

pet friendly

pet_friendly

Words by Richy

ladle

ladle

Word by Adam Rice

lost and found

lost_and_found

Words by JKC

vulpes vulpes

vulpes_vulpes

Words by Doreen Taylor

vivacious

vivacious

Word by Christina

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.