December 6, 2021

Architecture Drawings Come Alive With “Glowing” Windows

Sometimes, to truly appreciate the beauty of a city, you need to wait until after dark, when artificial lights illuminate the windows of apartments, ornate façades, and other buildings. Ukraine-based artist Nikita Busyak highlights the magic of architecture at night in his ongoing series of “glowing” sketches. These drawings capture a variety of intricate buildings in pen using precise linework and shading techniques.

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December 3, 2021

Photorealistic Water Paintings Perfectly Portray People Submerged in Swimming Pools

Of the many subjects that an artist can paint, water is one of the most challenging. The liquid has a way of fracturing light and distorting anything submerged within it—especially people. This can make it hard to accurately depict anything in the water, but not for artist Johannes Wessmark. He's a master at painting people floating in the water.

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December 1, 2021

100+ Drawing Ideas That Will Get You Sketching Right Now

Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this pursuit. Those who do have gone from scrawling simple figure sketches to fully-rendered portraits in seemingly no time.

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November 29, 2021

Illustrated Cloud Creatures Creep Through Rural Landscapes Like Gigantic Ghosts

Clouds can be pretty gloomy, but these misty creatures by Barcelona-based Vorja Sánchez are particularly ominous. In his ongoing series, Interventions, Sánchez transforms rural landscapes into dream-like terrains that appear to be home to a whole host of ghostly characters. Sánchez begins by taking photos of his nearby countryside. He then uses a fine-line pen with white ink to meticulously hand-draw his wispy characters into the scene.

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