There are thousands of incredible artists, but not every one of them can make you think about life, society, and the future. Joey Guidone is a 33-year-old illustrator from Italy who, in his free time, loves hiking in the Alps around his town.

"I think I started creating things on paper as soon as I got a pencil in hand," the artist shared with Bored Panda. "I remember my dad used to supply me and my sister with tons of chalks. Since my family house was isolated and safe from cars, a good place where I enjoyed expressing my creative ideas was the road right out of the door."

The artist creates thought-provoking images about science, modern society, and changing times. "I like taking objects and making them 'talk' to each other in surrealistic conversations. Basically, my work is creating meaningful drawings that communicate information easily and quickly. Using objects as symbols and building visual paradoxes and metaphors is the way I like the most for doing that."

The artist was happy to share his artistic process. "I usually sketch very quickly my drawing ideas on paper, which immediately allows me to realize if it could work or not. If I think it does, then I draw a refined sketch with my pen tablet. Then, if approved by the Art Director, I bring it to final art."

And while Joey loves his work, there are some minuses in being an illustrator."In my opinion, the good and the bad about being an illustrator is that it's a lonely journey. That gives you complete freedom, which is great, but at the same time being alone can be very tough and requires a good dose of self-knowledge."

Take a look at some of his cool drawings below and let us know what you think.

More info: Instagram | joeymachine.com

#2

Sweet Peas

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Jaguarundi
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful personification of Gaea, the Earth Goddess.

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#3

Effect Of Video Games Among Children And The Elderly

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love this one. Connection between generations.

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#5

Planning For Death

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Patrice Bourget
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aged person feeding vultures... a sad reality.

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#6

Being A Writer

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Daria B
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What story hides behind that door? This one is good on so many levels.

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#9

Depression

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Ethan Daniel Harley
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Once again, mental health needs more awareness. Our minds are flowers and many people's are falling apart.

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#13

Towering Debts

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Jaguarundi
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Notice that none of that cash is drifting down to us?

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#16

Being A Writer

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Ava Ford
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think this one says how we work reflects back on us

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#18

New Visions

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Daria B
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me when listening to Star Trek openings. (Voyager and Next Generation in particular)

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#20

Being A Writer

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#21

How To Stop Pedophilia

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Night Owl
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one's powerful. Ad depressing and sad.

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#26

Being A Writer

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#30

Depression

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Dolicious
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Although I like snakes, that´s a strong manifestation of depression

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#31

Call My Name

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K. LNU
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hovering over the picture with the mouse: the title = "Call My Name"

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#33

Beyond The Screen

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Cristian 250
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

From point A to point B , in comfort of ur own car with the guidance of a gps

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#36

A New Horizon

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H. von Roon
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much symbolism here, the Stars and Stripes, the rising sun of Japan.....the owners, and destructors, of the ocean?

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#40

Being A Writer

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Evelyn L
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yup, being a writer isn't easy.

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#41

Dead Tired

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And then you fall on your head early in the morning? :D

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#42

The Sponsor

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Night Owl
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The best dancing partner and if you mess up it's your own fault.

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Being A Writer

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#48

Effective Altruism

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H. von Roon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Grooming; you're so special to me (gross ~shiver~

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#50

Yes We Share

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Dolicious
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We´re all cooking with water ;)

#51

Marx In The Usa

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H. von Roon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

An airing out of dusty, contextually here to mean archaic and unprogressive, politics and ideologies has long been overdue; yet we have yet to have anyone available that is trustworthy enough to do it.

#52

Being A Writer

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Night Owl
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Interesting. The shortest and slimmest one is the strongest and the most powerful

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#54

Being A Writer

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Daria B
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This would be a nice prank to be pulled by librarians on April's Fools Day. Fill in a few books with those letter cut outs for children, and see the reactions of visitors. (Would be a pain to clean up, though)

#55

Being A Writer

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H. von Roon
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

TV killed the radio star, & technology killed literature.

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#56

Total Black Out

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