Pen Drawing

March 4, 2024

Imaginative Nature Doodles Fill Countless Pages

There is a special kind of beauty that goes along with nature artwork. Many find harmony and peace in the magical symmetry of the natural world, with every petal and leaf mapped out flawlessly. The art created by the Instagram user Licosmoss, who goes by Anna, is no different. The artist fills page upon page with repeating natural patterns and designs. “[My] main inspiration is nature, childhood memories [and] geometry,” Anna said.

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July 17, 2023

Charming Drawings Capture the Quaint Beauty of Korean Convenience Stores

Seoul-based artist Lee Me Kyeoung finds beauty in unexpected places. Her ongoing series of delicate pen drawings capture the quaint convenience stores of South Korea that often go overlooked. Nestled in green surroundings and sparkling with personality, these illustrations document small businesses that are slowly dying out. Each of Kyeoung's drawings features a unique storefront and the few plants that frame it set against a blank white background.

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January 15, 2023

People and Places Become One in Mesmerizing Portraits Drawn on Maps

Whether you're from a city or a small coastal town, the location of your home has a major impact on your life. Artist Ed Fairburn highlights the relationship between people and places through his ongoing series of drawings made on vintage maps. He uses his masterful skills to merge human portraits with the existing layout of towns and cities, seamlessly expressing the way in which our environment shapes who we are.

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October 28, 2022

The Weeknd Put an Artist’s Funny Drawing of Him as His Profile Picture

Sometimes art has a funny way of flattering people. An artist known as Ballpoint Papi (aka @Tw1tterPicasso) started sharing less than perfect portraits of strangers back in 2016. Characterized by their major physical distortions, hasty gestural style, and charming humor, the portraits quickly became sought after. Fans of the artist flooded the comments with requests for their own contorted portraits, to which Ballpoint Papi seemed to oblige.

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