September 14, 2021

Vibrant Drawings Use Layers of Colors and Lines To Visualize Portraits of Modern People

Portraits not only capture the personality of the sitter, but also the character of the era in which they were made. Denver-based artist Lui Ferreyra utilizes color, shape, and line to create striking modern portraits that reflect “today's labyrinthine digital age.” His impressive portfolio features a mix of traditional pieces made with colored pencils, as well as some that are drawn digitally.

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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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August 21, 2021

Mesmerizing Architecture Drawings Look Like Impossible Geometric Mazes

Cities, both past and present, are creative muses for many artists. However, while most people depict small parts of their favorite capital, American artist Benjamin Sack draws the entire scope of urban centers. Using only a pen on paper, Sack captures fantastical metropolises that are entire worlds in and of themselves. Some of these drawn cities, like Leitmotif, are contained by an invisible, circular wall.

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July 30, 2021

Artist Illustrates How Animals Make Even the Simplest Moments Seem So Much Better

Pet owners know that people and animals can have a special bond. Even an ordinary day can be made more joyous with the company of a four-legged friend. Munich-based artist Peijin Yang captures these heartwarming moments between dogs, cats, and humans in her series of charming illustrations. From creating art with a golden retriever to lounging with the company of a sweet tabby cat, her digital paintings always look on the bright side of life.

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