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.
French artist Valentin creates miniature worlds inside of crisply drawn geometric shapes.
Exquisite Ballpoint Pen Drawings on Old Documents Show the Power of Sheer Talent Over Expensive Tools
When you feel like drawing, it can be frustrating if you don’t have your sketchbook and tools at hand, but...
For French illustrator Troqman, the world is a stage to display artwork that he calls “cartoon bombing.” The artist travels with a spiral-bound sketch pad and draws amusingly-exaggerated pictures that cleverly interact with their environment. Troqman has placed his handiwork in grocery store freezers, on the ledge of buildings, and even in the bathroom. The small cartoon characters do remarkable things thanks to some well-considered placement.
Rebecca Yanovskaya is an illustrator living and working in Toronto, Canada.