Pen Drawing

August 24, 2021

Stunning Pen and Ink Drawings Reimagine Butterflies as Skeleton Keys With “Stained Glass” Wings

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.

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March 21, 2021

Artist Inks Exquisite Imaginary Landscapes Framed in Bold Geometric Shapes

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.

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July 26, 2014

Gorgeously Detailed Illustrations Created Using Ballpoint Pens

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.

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