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Incredibly Intricate Renaissance-Style Insect Drawings by Alex Konahin

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.  He is already well-known and highly respected by a vast audience of artists, art critics and independent art appreciators, and he achieves all of this solely through his talent and the internet.

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.

Alex is a self-taught artist who never had an art education. However, he had lots of experience working independently as an illustrator in various projects and individual orders. This was before real fame struck. He started publishing his artwork on the Net and, soon enough, he was flooded with positive attention and orders.

The artist claims that he wants to revive the main Renaissance concept of a tight relationship between the beauty of an idea and its realization. As the wonder of the New Renaissance evidently dwells in all his artwork, we believe the magnificent illustrator is on just the right track!

Source: Behance | Facebook (via thisiscolossal, Don’t Post Me)

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