Hello wonderful readers!
Aren’t these drawing fantastic? Artist Mark Powell seems to be quite enamored with shapes, textures, and lines, and rightfully so! I love the details and realism he achieves. These drawings are all done on vintage envelopes, stamps, markings and all, (brilliant) and are created with a Biro ball point pen! So, moral of the story, you can make outstanding artwork out of literally anything you have on hand. I forget this all the time!!
Mark Powell is based in London, loves to draw elderly people, amazing birds, and “often run into the sea”. Check out his work on his website and (if you’re interested in prints!!) on the Society6 website!
Fantastic – funnily enough I have suddenly got interested in biros too, but am way off this expertise. Thanks
The pen is so often over looked… It’s just such a common tool I think we artists forget it can be creative aw well! Way to go!! Keep creating!
I love how he merges the drawings of birds with the postage stamp/mail letter theme. Amazing attention to detail!
I agree. Great design and composition!
I think this guy is a genius: I blogged about him too 🙂