Vintage Ephemera Is Given a Second Life With Exquisite Ballpoint Pen Drawings
When beginning a drawing, most creatives will naturally seek out a new sheet of paper. UK-based artist Mark Powell, however, finds materials that have lived once or twice before. His series Ephemera features exquisite pen and ink drawings that are rendered on top of vintage postcards, playing cards, and more to fuse the past with the present. Powell carefully renders each of his subjects, which range from human figures to animals, using a ballpoint pen.