Nigerian artist Alex Peter Idoko creates exquisite drawings without the use of a pencil, pen, or paintbrush. Instead, the 30-year-old artist utilizes pyrography—or wood burning—to bring his subjects to life. With this unconventional technique, he masterfully renders the delicate textures of people's skin and hair with fire until they resemble hyperrealistic portraits. Originally, from Lagos, Nigeria, Idoko has been passionate about portrait art since he was a student.
Even though drawing on a tablet has become more accessible, it is hard to replace the tactile quality of working...
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, Ukrainian artist Olga Wilson has been keeping what she calls “war notes.
There are some things that cat owners know as undeniable truths. Cats want to be petted until they don’t anymore, they will always stand in front of your screen on Zoom, and everything will have fur on it–no matter what. But to know this is to love felines, and it’s something that the illustrator Landysh of Lingvistov captures in her charming cat comics.
UK-based artist Emma Towers-Evans brings her subjects to life in hyperrealistic portraits using only graphite and charcoal.
If there’s one thing that has been shaking up the contemporary art world, it’s NFTs.
Ricky Brown sketches “the worst portraits” in New York City…and people can’t get enough! As the artist behind the aptly named Really Bad Portraits Instagram account, he has made a name for himself as an artist with a sense of humor. He brings smiles to people in person and online on a daily basis with his poorly hand-drawn portraits of pedestrians on the street.
Montreal-based artist Raku Inoue 井上 羅来 highlights natural connections in his stunning arrangements.
British artist Sam Cox creates bold, densely-packed drawings under the moniker Mr. Doodle.
Many people seek out the beauty and comfort of nature during difficult times. For Hong Kong-based artist Julie Lai, the act of creating lush landscapes helped her heal from life-changing events and deepen her self-awareness. In this project, called Crysalis, solitary figures are surrounded by lavish backgrounds full of color, organic shapes, and expressive brushstrokes that sweep the viewer into the soothing energy of the scene.
For some, a hotel is simply a temporary place to stay for the night.
When working with ink or watercolor, you don't always know what will happen.