Mystical Illustrations Made with Metallic Gel Pens

Dream Weaver

Using just metallic gel pens on the black, reverse side of an illustration board, Filipino artist John Paul “Lakan” Olivares creates incredibly detailed drawings that have a spiritual undertone. While in his earlier works, his pieces were based on the traditional, indigenous cultures of the Philippines, his later work focused more on the magical and mysterious – a tribute, if you will, to the divine world.


Shiva


The Dance of Light


Metatron Rising


Crossing the Streams


Flora Fayerie


Myrrdin


Quetzalcoatl


The Well of Souls

John Paul ‘Lakan’ Olivares on DeviantArt





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