Great draftsmen of the past like Albrecht Dürer and Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres used precise linework to create impeccable works of art. French artist Steeven Salvat is continuing this age-old practice with his pen and ink illustrations of fantastic hybrid lifeforms. His newest series, entitled Nymphalidae, draws inspiration from antique skeleton keys, stained glass windows, and butterfly wings. Salvat uses his expertise to combine all of these different elements into something entirely new and fascinating.
As you observe a work of art, you may find details that you didn't notice at first.
While some creatives depend on a combination of materials to create artwork, artist Paulus Architect only needs one dependable tool.
French artist Valentin creates miniature worlds inside of crisply drawn geometric shapes. He uses a fine-nib pen, compass, and ruler to sketch diamonds, triangles, and circles which he then fills with imaginary destinations made up of delicate details. From sunrises over mountain ranges to calm seas illuminated by starry skies, his work captures the essence of a place in time.
Exquisite Ballpoint Pen Drawings on Old Documents Show the Power of Sheer Talent Over Expensive Tools
When you feel like drawing, it can be frustrating if you don’t have your sketchbook and tools at hand, but...
For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.
Rebecca Yanovskaya is an illustrator living and working in Toronto, Canada. Her fantastical imagery grabs your attention with its detailed rendering and gold accents. The works feature women who are adorned with large feathered wings, elaborate headdresses, and elegant robes. It's no surprise that Yanovskaya is inspired by mythological stories, natural forces, and the beauty of the human figure, as all of these elements seem to be present in her work.