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Artist Uses Her Own Body as a Canvas for Her Detailed Architecture Sketches

Architecture Drawings by Mariela Luis aka MarielART

Many of us have scribbled a note or two on our hand when there’s no paper in reach. However, Spanish artist Mariela Luis (of MarielART) does more than just scribble. She uses her hands, arms, and even her legs as her canvases for her incredible architecture drawings. From Westminster Abbey in London to St. Patrick‘s Cathedral in New York, each historical landmark is sketched onto her skin in pen ink.

Luis’ drawings are already admirable on paper, but when drawn onto her own skin, they look like beautiful architecture tattoos. Often using ballpoint pens or a simple BIC, each piece is rendered in the artist’s distinct style, complete with scribbly line work and perfect perspective. Impressively, most of Luis’ sketches take no more than 10 minutes, but she’s still able to achieve plenty of detail. Towers, windows, ornate roofs, and elaborate facades are captured in ink, showcasing the beauty of the world’s most famous buildings.

Scroll down to see some of Luis’ fantastic architecture drawings and find even more from her portfolio on Instagram.

Spanish artist Mariela Luis uses her hands, arms, and even her legs as canvases for her incredible architecture drawings.

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Each work showcases the beauty of the world’s most famous historical buildings.

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My Modern Met granted permission to feature photos by Mariela Luis / MarielART.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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