by Rachel Oakley in New Illustration on Tuesday 11 February 2014

Take a look at these illustrations created by French artist Geoffrey Guillin. Inspired by the 1920s and the silent film era, Guillin has created almost life-like portraits with these characters. There’s so much detail on every face, it’s hard to look away! Guillin has been drawing since a young age, when he was influenced by his fascination with the elegant art-deco illustrations of the early 20th century.

He also explains on his website that he’s inspired by the people he sees in everyday meetings and goes to draw these whimsical characters with plain old pencils–no computer programs here.

Via Yatzer