Ink on Skin: Intricate Pen Drawings on Faces

What would it look like to have your physical and mental scars in full view to the world? Maybe it would look something like these face drawings by artist Pinpin Co. Working closely with her subjects, she often spends over 5 hours drawing intricately on their faces and striving to bring out the deeper aspects of their inner and outer landscapes. The results of her work, created with a fine 0.38mm gel ink pen, are often beautiful and sometimes a bit disturbing.

Art in Everyday Life: Realistic Drawings of Stylish Men

Often when we observe everyday life we miss out on the incredible art contained in each fleeting moment. When we take away the distracting background however, that art springs forth, revealing the simple beauty that was always hidden there. This is what artist Brian Boulton does in his highly realistic pencil drawings. Taking a common sight for any city dweller, Boulton draws the view you’d see walking behind young men in the city, revealing a surprising amount of character and style in each individual, from their torn jeans to their classically relaxed postures.

Whiteboard Drawings Done on a Short Lunch Break

Think you’ve got whiteboard art skills? Just check out these drawings by Gregory Euclide who creates each astounding piece on his short 25 minute lunch break. It’s hard to believe the speed with which he must create each of the detailed pieces, seamlessly working in both realistic architectural elements and abstract linear swooshes. Unlike so many illustrations done with dry erase markers – which only leave crisp well defined lines – his works mix in drips and wet streaks from areas he’s moistened. The results hardly look as if they could be drawn on whiteboard at all.

Drawing On Guitars With a Permanent Marker

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.

Amber the Human: Illustrations for Cool Squares

When illustrations take form with whatever pen is handy, on lined paper possibly stolen from the high school supplies closet, they can’t help but have that youthful hopefulness that draws us in and makes us look forward with feelings of possibility. Amber Zuniga throws down some seriously cool ink on paper, even if she describes herself as a “major square.” Her drawings and the text that accompanies them can be anything from nostalgically poignant to hilariously nonsensical… the perfect match to her rough yet pitch-perfect drawing style.

Illustrating Youth with a Ballpoint Pen

If you took your old school notebook drawings, full of youthful exuberance and intense attention to detail – then added a dose of seasoned artistic maturity – you would have artwork that looks a lot like Carine Brancowitz’s. Using only a ballpoint pen to create her beautiful drawings, Brancowitz creates illustrations with a primary color pallet from the early 80s filled with subjects that look a lot like they are pining away for that era: despondent youths eating ramen, smoking cigarettes, chilling at the coffee shop.

Martine Johanna: Dark Wanderer Sliding Into Dreams

Martine Johanna hails from a land filled with tulips, windmills, bicycles and canals. She is a Dutch born artist who was raised in the green heart of the Netherlands and now lives and works in Amsterdam. Her paintings and illustrations have an eerie, dream like feel to them. Hooded figures hide devilishly sexy bodies and trample through the woods, coming out on the other end with cosmic triangles adorning their faces, lush foliage caressing their backs, and snakes.

Visual Bits #197> Slightly Psychedelic Art

Check out your links after the jump.

Work the Angle: Psychedelic Artwork by Matt Andres

I came across the work of Matt Andres purely by accident. I was cruising 8Tracks — a music site where you get to make your own mixes and upload whatever cover art you want — when I stumbled across his incredible profile. I’ve also been super into beat music and hip-hop lately, whether it’s from LA, the UK, or Europe; and his mixes are legit. I recognized some of it, and the stuff I didn’t know was stuff I could definitely get into. That’s right when I made another discovery: this kid can make rad art as well. This was part of my first impression with his art:

“I draw because I need something to do when I’m listening to beats. And I listen to beats because I need something to do when I draw.”

Visual Bits #183> Everything Is Remixed

Check out our links after the jump