Tag: drawing

Tree Drawings by Tim Knowles


British artist Tim Knowles has created a series to highlight not his artistic abilities but the hidden talent of trees. In “Tree Drawings,” he whimsically sets up a white surface within reach of a tree’s branches and then affixes a writing utensil to the trees. To exhibit the series, he pairs the resulting sketch with a photograph of the set-up that created it.

Knowles’ website states: “A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches, the wind’s effects on the tree, recorded on paper. Like signatures each drawing reveals the different qualities and characteristics of each tree.”

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Interview with Jen Collins

Meet charming Jen Collins on our little blog today: Living in Scotland, Jen loves to spend her time with a cup of tea and her sketchbook, enjoying the morning sun.

With her crayons, water-colours and pencils she creates sweet drawings of girls clad in long scarfs, dancing bears and grumpy cats that can be seen in her flickr account and bought in her etsy shop.

If you want to know more about Jen and her way of being creative, have a look at our interview!

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New Works by Sagaki Keita

Japanese artist Sagaki Keita (perviously here) recently updated his portfolio with a number of new works from 2012. Keita creates composite pen and ink illustrations using thousands of scribbled doodles that are drawn almost completely improvised, blending together to form incredibly detailed versions of famous buildings such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris or paintings.

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Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton

UK-artist Mark Lascelles Thornton has created a series of stunning architectural drawings for a project entitled The Happiness Machine (love the title!). The intricate detail in these drawings is impressive, especially considering the size of the finished piece which will consist of eight 8 ft. by 5 ft. panels. See the complete piece on his blog.

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Deconstructed Pinball Drawing Machine

Using modified parts from an old pinball machine, Netherlands-based graduate student Sam van Doorn created a unique drawing device which he calls STYN. The way that it works is that a poster is placed on top of the machine, which has a grid printed on it. Based on this grid you can structure your playing field to your desire. By playing the machine the balls create an unpredictable pattern, dependent on the interaction between the user and the machine. The better you are as a player, the better the poster that you create.

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Pencil VS Camera

The talented illustrator and photographer, Ben Heine has put together an amazing ongoing project called Pencil VS Camera. His creative thinking combines both art and pictures portraying two different things within the same scene. He injects hand-drawn pictures within real-life settings in order to create a composite effect that is surreal as well as highly narrative and imaginative.

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Everyday Reflections by Heikki Leis

Estonia-based artist Heikki Leis is well-known for his super realistic graphite drawings. The ones you see here are from his Everyday Reflections series that depict seemingly random individuals as they peer into mirrors performing mundane grooming activities, all rendered in painstaking detail with nothing but a pencil. So good! If you like Heikki Leis’s work, you might also check out the works by Sarah Esteje and Mark Powell.

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Carne Griffiths

British artist Carne Griffiths creates beautiful works primarily using calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy, vodka and whisky. His work features a gorgeous mixture of translucent colors perfectly splashed in a mix of tea stain sepias and yellows which leak of the page. His magical works explore both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. The colours and detail in all the his works are outstanding, I mean, who would have thought tea and alcohol would work so well in art!

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Anouk Mercier

Anouk Mercier studied both in France and England. In her work she brings together different elements that include landscapes, botany, the figure and animals. What appeals to her “is something that’s visually really beautiful but that’s quite uncanny, uncomfortable and melancholy as well.” We especially like her series Chalet, of which are the images you see here.

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