Gone are the days when you had to settle for an enormous tattoo across your arm to make a statement (live and learn, I guess). Instead, those that want to make a statement without inking prime real estate on their bodies can grab a micro tattoo.
Before you start imagining what sort of huge brushes Tian Haisu had used for her mega 13 metres (43 feet) tall by six metres (20 feet) wide painting of a Chinese landscape, stop. It was actually painted by skates she put on which have been adapted to hold a pot of paint attached to the wheels.
Mathematician and engineer Mneneon recently traced the edges of the birthmarks on his hand and arm with a fine-tipped pen. The result kinda resembles a hand-drawn map of a fictitious world, with huge land masses and vast oceans separating them. In any case, he recalled that ‘the first fictional maps I remember comparing my birthmark to were of Middle Earth’.
Using only black watercolours and ink, Serbian artist Endre Penovac leaves me absolutely gobsmacked with his wonderful, fluffy renditions of black cats.
Diamonds may be forever but in the case of some till-death-do-us-part couples, tattoos that come in matching sets will do just fine. Possibly one of the best bonding experience a couple can ever have is to go get tattoos together. If the pain doesn’t kill them, it makes their love stronger.
South African artist Chris Slabber has created an exquisite series of images using pigmented ink and paint falling through water. Slabber captures incredibly detailed images of the liquid plumes with high-speed photography and digitally manipulates them, blending in faces and figures. Recently exhibited at KKNK 2014, an Afrikaans-language art festival in Oudtshoorn SA, the series is eerily beautiful yet deceptively simple.
These cityscape drawings by Stefan Bleekrode are deceptively realistic images of well-known existing and imaginary cities the world over. Although drawn in a seemingly realistic manner further enhanced by the use of light and shade whenever possible, most drawings also present themselves as highly accurate architectural and perspective studies. All drawings he made so far were done entirely from memory and executed using ink and watercolour.
Drift wood in itself is not so interesting, but taken out of its surroundings and translated to paper using only a brush and black ink, these unique sculptural pieces come to life. This new still life series by Adam Busby at Buzz Studios is so clean and crisp and yet has a depth that is […]
Swords, skulls, and daggers are key ingredients in Seattle artist Cady Bogart‘s illustrations. This young artist draws black and white, incredibly detailed, ink pen drawings inspired by everything from traditional tattoo flash to hand lettering.
By Gili Karev in New Art on Wednesday 19 June 2013
It’s an eye, it’s a silhouette, it’s a molecular cosmology! Actually no, it’s artist J.D. Doria’s awesome ink-photography-technology combination that makes tiny images look like the nucleus of universal structures as we know them. Doria uses a combination of acrylic, ink, glass colours and water on paper, then captures fragments of these amorphous creatures with […]
Thirty60 is a Melbourne-based artist and designer. He creates images with traditional watercolour masking techniques on paper, stone and wood. The technique allows for one chance to create the artwork, with the end result determined by how the ink reacts with the painting surface. His work can be described as a fusion between street and fine art.
Lars Henkel has received awards and recognition from around the world for his vintage inspired ink and digital illustrations with a ghostly and ethereal look. Each illustration seems to be a glimpse through the fog or a clue to a mysterious past. This mysterious quality keeps me coming back for more, hoping to find the answers, but knowing the mystery is the answer itself.
Erin Please began painting graffiti at the age of thirteen, inspired by its range and immediacy. Applying the same DIY ethos to the rest of his output, he spent his teenage years creating underground fanzines and teaching himself various artistic techniques.
Laura Wesson is a British illustrator. In 2008, she graduated from the University of Westminster, London, with a degree in Illustration and now lives and works in Australia where her love for all things fashion fuels and inspires her designs.