Drawing is the foundation of so many creative practices, from architects to fashion designers to animators and artists. Using a piece of paper and a pen or pencil, the opportunities for self-expression are endless. And by using different drawing techniques, it’s incredible to see just how many different ways there are to sketch. There are innumerable drawing styles to be studied and explored, each one conveying a different final product.
London-based Spanish illustrator Helena Perez Garcia creates dream-like, visual stories that communicate complex feelings and human connection with nature.
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Today, many science books are full of detailed photos that reveal the intricate parts of plant life, but prior to the invention of photography (and macro photography), it was up to botanical illustrators and researchers to record the fascinating forms of flora and fauna. One scientist who recorded his findings with drawings is Ernst Heinrich Haeckel, a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, and physician.
While many travelers keep their camera in tow, artist Danny Hawk brings along his sketchbooks too.
Italian artist Pietro Cataudella takes his sketchbook everywhere he goes, but his drawings don’t just depict of the places he...
Artist Nat Reed creates retro-inspired illustrations with a surreal twist. Inspired by the mid-century modern aesthetic, he has taken this iconic post-war design period—particularly its architecture and industrial design—and interpreted it through what he calls “Familiar Modern.” But Reed is not interested in simply regurgitating the past.
Illustrator Jon Juarez is driven by ideas.
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Describing her work as “magical realism,” award-winning, Tel Aviv-based illustrator Gabriella Barouch creates captivating images that evoke childhood nostalgia. Her distinct visual language is characterized by delicate lines and a slightly muted color palette that’s influenced by her love of old picture books. Each drawing depicts fantastical scenes where animals and humans are friends. Barouch plays with scale, often allowing animals to be the dominant subject, while humans are often depicted as small, fairy-like characters.
For centuries, female artists have been underrepresented and overlooked.
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