From Salvador Dali‘s ocelot “Babou” to Pablo Picasso‘s siamese cat “Minou,” felines have served as both muses and companions to creatives for centuries. And now, 20-year-old Japanese artist Haruki Kudo is continuing the tradition of cat-inspired art with his incredible hyperrealistic drawings. He captures the adorable mystique of different felines in detailed close-up portraits. Kudo begins each drawing with a pencil sketch and grid.
Artist Arinze Stanley achieves his incredible hyperrealistic artwork by exercising what he refers to as the “three P’s.
Malaysian artist Kay Lee explores the relationship of light and shadow in her series of spectacular illustrations.
Artist Enrique Bernal (AKA Kike) has found a way to make his pencil sketches glow with life. His realistic drawings—which range from portraits to animals—are made using mechanical pencils and pens. Recently, however, Bernal has added extra effects to his illustrations with stunning results. After completing the pencil sketch, Bernal uses the artist app Medibang Paint to add artificial lighting to his drawings. This digital “glow” imitates an unknown fluorescent light source.
Artist and cartographer Anton Thomas is making waves for his enormous, hand-drawn map of North America.
At first glance, the work of Cj Hendry looks like colorful blobs of oil paint.
While some might consider colored pencils as mere art supplies for kids, more and more professional artists are using the common utensils to create awe-inspiring works that are a whole lot more than just childish scribbles. One creative to do so is Australian artist Georgina Kreutzer who creates vibrant, hyperrealistic color pencil drawings that showcase her incredible artistic skill.
British artist Ed Fairburn uses maps as his canvas to create incredible portrait drawings.
Colored pencils aren’t just for kids—they are powerful tools of creativity for people of all ages.
Serbian artist Endre Penovác masterfully captures the charm of animals with expressive brush strokes and gestural marks. Perhaps best known for his fluffy black cats rendered in watercolor and ink, his latest work takes the form of another four-legged species. To celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dog (beginning February 16, 2018), the creative illustrator’s adorable series of fluffy dog drawings capture the various lovable characteristics of man’s best friend.
Colored pencils are commonly associated with being art supplies for children, but as savvy adults know, they are versatile tools...
Self-taught artist Jono Dry brings his imagination to life with a pencil and paper.