All Blog Posts Tagged 'drawing' (31)

Nicolas Jolly Crafts Impressive New Fingerprint Drawings

Using just pen and ink, French artist Nicolas Jolly crafts intricately-swirling images that are as impressive as they are detailed. Each composition is comprised of a meticulous collection of mark-making featuring countless black hatches that effortlessly flow in different directions. Jolly calls this his “fingerprint” technique, and the waves of lines animate the subject and add a…


Added by Sara Barnes on April 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Amazing Minuscule Castles Etched on Single Grains of Sand

We generally imagine sandcastles as modest estates formed by countless grains of sand. But for artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho, they thought the opposite. Taking a minuscule sand particle, they etched an entire castle on it. The process took them nearly four years to perfect, but the results are extraordinary. These detailed images (enlarged as photographs) are…


Added by Sara Barnes on March 31, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Sprawling Nature-Inspired Mural Drawn Entirely with a Sharpie

After seven long months of work, California-based artist Sean Sullivan finished Grand Pale Maw, an expansive drawing that covered the wall of a hallway in the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE) gallery. Using just a black marker, the artist started drawing with the image of a fallen oak tree in his mind, but his imagination quickly took off from there as he painstakingly…


Added by Jenny Zhang on March 30, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Fascinating Illustrations Blend People, Animals, and Objects Together

Netherlands-based visual artist and illustrator Redmer Hoekstra draws mind-blowing illustrations that merge together people, animals, and everyday objects in ingenious ways. His detailed illustrations are a fascinating study of contrasts and strange connections between organic and manmade elements, biology and mechanics, living creatures and inanimate objects.



Added by Jenny Zhang on March 27, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

Stunning Hyper-Realistic Eyes Created Using Colored Pencils

Are the eyes really the windows to the soul? Looking at Redosking’s hyper-realistic work will make you believe that it’s true. The Texas-based graffiti artist mesmerizes us with his colored pencil eye drawings that beautifully capture light. Their extreme detail is deceptive, and his work looks like photographs rather than illustrations.

Eyes are a common muse for artists, because…


Added by Sara Barnes on March 19, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Gigantic Drawing Features Tiny Details of a Fantastic World

Artist and self-described storyteller Samuel Gomez has crafted an epic drawing titled Deadpan Comedy. This enormous work is six feet long and five feet tall, and composed of graphite and ink on paper. The drawing is actually the third panel of a triptych, but this particular work is powerful enough to stand on its own. The extreme detail and beautiful, realistic…


Added by Sara Barnes on February 10, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Powerful Drawings on Black Paper by Kyung Hwan Kwon

Using acrylic and color pencils on black paper, Korean artist Kyung Hwan Kwon creates dynamic drawings of bright explosions and threatening figures in the night. Against black paper, the use of shadows is a key element. Kwon only partially outlines his subjects and excludes some details, allowing them to be interpreted by the black of night. This style of drawing…


Added by Noel Kat on February 3, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

The Walking Dead Characters in Watercolors and Ink

Fan of the hit AMC show The Walking Dead? If so, you'll love these new watercolor paintings by artist Christopher Uminga. Almost more impressive than the final product is seeing each piece come together. For resident badass Daryl Dixon, notice how the artist first starts off by drawing with ink and then slowly adds in the details with watercolors. Of…


Added by alice on April 21, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Tree Signatures Discovered by Applying Ink to Branches

Artist Tim Knowles has created a series to highlight not his artistic abilities but the hidden talent of trees. In "Tree Drawings," he whimsically sets up a white surface within reach of a tree's branches and then affixes a writing utensil to the trees. To exhibit the series, he pairs the resulting sketch with a photograph of the set-up that created it.

Knowles' website…


Added by Amy Connors on January 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hyperrealistic Pastel Portrait of Poseidon

Lately, we've been coming across a lot of artwork that, at first glance, look like photographs but are actually drawings. Take for instance, Samuel Silva's gorgeous ballpoint pen portrait of a redheaded girl or…


Added by alice on November 9, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Beautiful Elephants Made With Kenyan Earth

I came across this beautiful drawing of elephants by artist Dominique Salm and was intrigued by the materials she used. The large 140 x 87 cm work is drawn in pencil with Kenyan red earth used as a pigment. It shows a family of elephants drinking at a river in Kenya.

As she told Londonist, "With my elephant paintings, I felt I couldn’t capture the red pigmentation of the dust…


Added by alice on May 16, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments

Mysteriously Surreal Charcoal Drawings

Véronique La Perriére M.'s charcoal drawings are surreal and almost a bit creepy, yet one can't help but to continue to look at them and wonder what's going on. La Perriére describes her art by saying, "My artistic practice is choreographed around questions that relate to memory, perception and identity. Through the medium of drawing, printmaking, sculpture, installation and video,…


Added by Claire on January 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Incredible Making of the 3D LEGO Chalk Drawing

After one picture of a LEGO street painting was posted on Reddit, the Internet took over, making it a sensation online. Created for the Sarasota Chalk Festival in Florida, this amazing mashup of Legos and Terracotta warriors is magnificent in every sense of…


Added by alice on November 8, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Fine Art Drawn in Circles

When advertising is as creative as this, one can't help but be impressed by it. When Faber Castell, one of the world's largest manufacturers of pens, pencils, and art supplies, decided to show how precise their artist pen was, they thought of something quite outside-the-box.

Working with agency Ogilvy and Mather, they asked illustrator and art director Chan Hwee Chong of Singapore to… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on October 27, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Reflective Anamorphic Drawings

István Orosz is a Hungarian artist who specializes in complex images. The ones you see here are called anamorphoses which require the viewer to use specialized devices at certain angles to see an image. It's hard enough making a simple anamorphic image, that's why it's so incredibly impressive that Orosz can make complicated ones seem so effortless.…


Added by Kevin Chung on September 8, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Gorgeous Wooden Portraits

Within every human being lies strength, vulnerability, sexuality and love. Artist Mandy Tsung paints surreal portraits that embody these inherent qualities. On her website she shares that “Her work is about capturing the complexity of emotion, and is greatly inspired by editorial fashion photography as well as nature."

The Canada-native draws from her multicultural heritage which blends… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on September 1, 2011 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Surreal Dreams and Nightmares

English illustrator Alexander Wells uses both traditional and digital mediums in creating impeccable illustrations. Doing so “allows him to tackle a diverse range of briefs,” shares his website. His work can be described using a wide range of complimentary adjectives, from awesome to the downright impressive. His ability to produce such astounding illustrations has caught the eyes of art… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 11, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Making Kids' Drawings Come Alive

LUKE, age 8 - Ninjago

How much fun would it be to make your kid's drawings come alive? Imagine an awesome showcase of your child’s drawings but in illustrations that are professionally done. That's what Garrett Miller is all about. “They don’t always have the ability to draw exactly what they were imagining. I’m here to help make those drawings come a… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on August 10, 2011 at 12:30pm — 8 Comments

Gorgeous Illustrations of the Female Form

Argentina native and freelance illustrator Diego Fernandez really knows how to create some gorgeous women. It's easy to focus on his work because he offers no distractions. It's all about women in strong, as well as, beautifully vulnerable states.…


Added by Alyssa Anda on July 15, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Soul Searching Muses

This coming Friday, July 8, one of our favorite artists will be exhibiting her work! Stella Im Hultberg will showcase her paintings at the Alternative Cafe Gallery in Seaside, located near Monterey Bay, California. Bad Luck Club is a group show that Aya Kakeda put… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on July 7, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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