Alex Konahin, a brilliant young artist from Latvia, uses detailed Renaissance floral patterns in a new way to create incredibly beautiful and intricate pieces of art. Alex Konahin’s distinctive style of drawing involves much use of floral patterns, cultural symbols and traditional ornamentation. The objects he draws most often are insects, wild animals, human anatomy and intense visual abstractions. After creating the carcass of a drawing with an old-fashioned pencil, Alex switches to pen and india ink as his main tools.
Have you ever wondered what children’s drawings might look like if they worked together with an artistically talented adult? This series of drawings by reddit user Tatsputin illustrates the creative and playful collaborations that can happen when an uninhibited child and a creative adult combine their efforts. When Tatsputin takes his monthly three-hour work-related flight, his two children give him their drawings for him to color in.
“How did she do that?” must’ve been one of the most frequent questions after seeing Karla Mialynne’s works. In order to clear the doubts, the artist now photographs all of the tools she used right next to her paintings. You can see that Karla mostly uses watercolor pencils, colored markers and acrylic paint to create her highly realistic drawings.
Not too long ago, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks could not have imagined sharing her personal art projects with anyone. However, one day, when she bought a new sketchbook, her 4-year old daughter started adding her own contributions. Mica noticed that unrestrained imagination of a child allows her girl to finish the paintings in a way that the artist could never think of herself.
It’s never too late to learn. 97-year-old World War II veteran Hal Lasko, who is now legally blind, proves this by creating a series of stunningly detailed pixel paintings on his ’95 Microsoft Paint. Hal, also known as Grandpa, only discovered computer art only in his 80′s, and hasn’t let go of it since!
Italian illustrator Alessandro Diddi erases the line between fiction and reality and makes his 3D drawings leap out of the sheet of paper. Besides light and shadow effects, Alessandro also uses various props, his own hands and even the very pencil he draws with to make his anamorphic drawings come alive when viewed from a certain angle.
We have already shown you some amazing examples of hyper realistic works, but here’s a selection of the most outstanding ones. We also included some photos of the creation process just to fully convince you these are not photographs. Which of these artists is your favorite?
For the last 5 years, Massachusetts-based graphic artist David Laferriere has been drawing whimsical characters on his kids’ sandwich bags before packing them for lunch. Each drawing of the Sandwich Art series is made with Sharpie markers, then photographed and posted on flickr before David’s 13 and 15-year-old sons discover them at school.
French artist Thomas Lamadieu, also know as Roots Art, must really love looking at the sky, but for different reasons than you might think. Every time he looks up, Thomas sees a potential canvas where the building rooftops frame the sky. He photographs it and uses the odd sky shapes to create whimsical line drawings.
Seeing how popular his recent lion painting was, Hong Kong born artist Marc Allante decided to show the 25 years it took to get there. Starting with the portraits of his grandma (“oma”) and grandpa (“opa”), the stream ends with a fascinating colorful lion, drawn at the age of 25.
If you liked the marker-drawn murals by Charlotte Mann as a way to decorate your room, you’ll also love this like-minded German artist Heike Weber. Based in Cologne, she uses permanent markers to create mesmerizing floor and wall drawings which sometimes cover up to 5000 square ft. By carefully planning and controlling the white spaces between each line, Heike gives her drawings a 3D feeling. The space around the viewer may seem to be constantly swirling and floating, and you might find yourself losing the ground under your feet.