24-year-old artist Dino Tomic (aka AtomiccircuS) has completed five of six photorealistic portraits of his family using colored pencils, charcoal and acrylic. While he's equally skilled at creating digital art as well as making…
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Every once in awhile, you come across a photo-realistic artist that blows your mind. The very first Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society just went live and it's there that we found the work of Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez. The Madrid-based artist works with…Continue
Skin is a beautifully moving series, by artist Kim Anderson, that consists of highly detailed drawings of aging hands. Created by copic liner (or ink pens) on washi (a type of Japanese paper made from the bark of the gampi tree), each set of hands holds stories we can only begin to imagine but ones that the artist is already…Continue
Black and white photos? Not quite! With these fantastic hyper-realistic pencil drawings, Estonia-based artist Heikki Leis makes us see the common ritual we all experience every morning in a whole new light. Called Everyday Reflections, the series consists of 60x60 cm portraits of local Estonians doing everything from washing their face and brushing their…
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Artist and mom Nina Levy has taken leaving notes in school lunches to another level. In addition to pedaling her sons to school by cargo bike in New York City, she packs their lunches with napkin drawings. The vivid ink drawings feature their favorite cartoon, comic, and video game heroes (often holding fruit instead of weapons).
"I guess what makes me happiest in the long run is that the…Continue
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Queensland, Australia-based artist Loui Jover creates striking artworks by using pen and dripping ink on pages of vintage books. While many of his pieces show the complicated emotions on a woman's face, Jover is equally adept at creating romantic love scenes of faceless silhouettes. Of course, his most powerful works are the ones where the ink drops in just the right places, at times…Continue
After seeing so many unbelievably amazing drawings that look like photos come across our desk, we felt as though it was finally time to put those, along with some new ones, all together in one post. In the past few months we've seen a resurgence of photorealistic art but instead of…Continue
Since 2008, Brooklyn-based artist Alyson Shotz has been creating intriguing works which are composed of yarn wound around thousands of tiny pins. For Derek Eller Gallery in New York, she created Sine (above), a monumental wave that moved across two gallery walls. Though the lines themselves were meticulously created using yarn and pins, the shadows created the…Continue
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It was while she was undertaking a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Dundee in Scotland, that Kim Anderson decided she wanted to take her ordinary drawings on paper and turn them into extraordinary spatial installations. These early works were experimental, meaning she wanted to explore and bring together a number of different ideas some of which she explains to us…Continue
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While artist Eric Staller's light drawings are beautiful in and of themselves, take into account that they were created in New York back in the 1970s using just a Nikon 35mm film camera, 4th of July sparklers and Christmas lights and you can't help but be blown away. By day, Staller would walk around New York, studying the locations he felt would "articulate the particular…
You don't have to be a cat lover to appreciate this. It's been awhile since we checked up on artist Paul Lung. Over two years ago, we came across his incredible pencil drawings and were blown away by the just how much they resembled photographed. If you can believe it,…Continue
Though artwork created in Photoshop or Illustrator can be nothing short of extraordinary, sometimes it's more impressive to see pieces created by more traditional means. Brooklyn-based artist Robert Longo made these incredible drawings of massive, thundering waves using just charcoal (on mounted paper). Called…Continue
We dare to try not to laugh as you look through these illustrations by Matthieu Barrère. Called "Aweful Drawings," they're a fun way to start off your week.
I really enjoyed reading Matthieu's thoughts on finding inspiration, via Nonsense Society.
"Everything I see, hear,…Continue