Ink drawing is one of the oldest forms of art making, and it’s a tradition that keeps even the most casual creatives in good company. The imitable Leonardo Da Vinci, for instance, kept careful sketchbooks with ink; modern drawers still make the most of this material—there’s even Inktober, a global drawing challenge that revolves around pen and ink drawings. If you’re just getting started with ink, it can be daunting to pick what you’ll use.
Known for his graphic, architectural illustrations, Italian artist Federico Babina’s latest series, DIRECTPORTRAIT, pays homage to famous movie directors.
Over the last 13 years, artist José Naranja has been filling pocket-sized notebooks with his own visual diary.
Paris-based artist Thomas Dartigues (aka Decktwo) illustrates different cityscapes around the world in his incredible, large-scale mural art. A former street artist, Dartigues ditched the spray can in favor of black markers for his minimalist line drawings. Sketched across large sheets of paper and walls, each sprawling cityscape drawing features some of the world’s most famous landmarks, rendered in incredible detail. To date, Dartigues’ projects have ranged from live drawing events to commissioned commercial projects.
Malaysian artist Kamwei Fong is the creator of The Furry Thing series, a collection of adorable fluffy black cat ink...
Singapore-based artist Grace Ciao creates fashion illustrations that combine hand-drawn lines and watercolor brushstrokes with real, three-dimensional flowers.
If you like art with an edge, you'll love Paul Jackson‘s illustrations. The British artist, now based in Canada, is a skilled illustrator whose impressive client list includes Primus, Blink 182, The Pixies, the SyFy channel, and Gibson Guitars. Whether using pen and paper or employing a scratchboard technique, his creativity often combines the anatomy of living and dead animals for an eerie effect.
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Multi-award-winning illustrator and artist Tran Nguyen creates ethereal paintings and colored pencil drawings that look like they’re straight out of...
A post shared by Juan Carlos Figuera (@jc_figuera) on Oct 15, 2017 at 9:30am PDT Venezuelan urban sketcher Juan Carlos Figuera documents the streets of Paris with expressive watercolor paintings. Currently based in the French capital to study architecture, Figuera’s impressively detailed analyses capture the enchanting beauty of the city.
Based in Florence, architect Lorenzo Concas takes advantage of his incredible surroundings by executing incredible architectural drawings of the Italian...
London-based self-taught artist Carl Lavia aka “Sketch” creates large-scale, architectural pen drawings of cityscapes from an aerial viewpoint.