While some creatives depend on a combination of materials to create artwork, artist Paulus Architect only needs one dependable tool. He uses ordinary blue ballpoint pens to render hyperrealistic drawings of people. These illustrations capture the depth of the subjects using a monochrome color palette and masterful techniques. Architect finds inspiration for his ballpoint pen art through images of celebrities and photographers on Instagram.
You likely know the work of author and illustrator Eric Carle, even if you don’t know his name.
Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh sold only one artwork during his life; but today, his work is some of the...
Practice is a vital part of perfecting your drawing skills. Learning the basics and repeating them over and over again is the only way to improve. For proof, just check out what a few years of drawing practice can do. It’s truly incredible the progress that you can make by dedicating time to this pursuit. Those who do have gone from scrawling simple figure sketches to fully-rendered portraits in seemingly no time.
We can probably all agree that 2020 was a challenging year.
Cats don't have to do anything special to grab our attention.
We can learn so much about an artist’s practice from their studio space. These places are the site of creative magic; and sometimes, they even show up in the work itself. Jackson Pollock, for instance, had bits of his studio—including cigarette butts and nails—embedded within his paintings. Illustrator Max Dalton captures these exciting and transformative spaces in his series of paintings featuring artists in their studios.
Cat owners know that felines have a fickle relationship with household plants, often using leaves as unwilling toys when they're...
Photographs may capture a moment in time, but they don't always reveal the reality of what is going on.
America’s National Parks are famous for their natural beauty, but not everyone gets the hype. In fact, some less “outdoorsy” types have even gone to the trouble of leaving bad reviews of their experiences. When discovering the snarky comments online, designer Amber Share decided to create a series of hilarious travel posters featuring their remarks, titled Subpar Parks.
Artists around the world love Disney Princesses for their charm and relatable qualities.
Flipbooks are one of the coolest and simplest ways that anyone can get into animation.