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Drawing On Guitars With a Permanent Marker

Sunday 06.24.2012 , Posted by
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Oh the power of the permanent marker… when nothing else is at hand, there always seems to be one of these broad tip pens within reach. Whether used for business, tagging the walls of a bathroom stall or creating beautiful artwork, these magical pens create a lasting and distinct fat, black line. Patrick Fisher is creating some very fine art using the pens, and he’s using guitars as his canvas.

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Fisher’s drawings are fantastically detailed and beautiful to behold. His strong linear creations cover the face of the instrument with both realistic and highly fanciful subjects. One example, Filament, zooms down to a macro level, revealing a small world occupied by flies and dominated by beautiful organic details. Another example, 3rd Octave, places the destroyed soundboard of a piano squarely on the top of the guitar. Are you a guitarist and interested in commissioning work from this stelar artist? You’ll find out more on his flickr page.

Above and below: Filament

Below: 3rd Octave

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Benjamin Starr

Written by Benjamin Starr



Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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