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Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na

Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na nature drawing

Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na nature drawing

Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na nature drawing

Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na nature drawing

Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na nature drawing

Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na nature drawing

Drunk in Autumn: A Towering New Acrylic Ink Drawing by Zhao Na nature drawing

Drunk in Autumn is the latest work from Chinese artist and illustrator Zhao Na who works primarily with acrylic pens on large canvases to create spectacular tableaus of wildlife. Every detail is achieved with line work and crosshatching, a tremendous feat considering the scale. This particular piece measures about 60″ x 31″ and is a companion of sorts to a similar drawing from two years ago titled Calm. If you liked this and are new to Na’s work, you’re in luck, there’s much more to see here.

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New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, 2014. 68″ x 60″. Pen and ink.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, detail.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture
Chronoglyph, detail.

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack drawing architecture

When we last covered the pen and ink drawings of Ben Sack, the artist was in residency aboard the m/s Amsterdam, a ship that circumnavigated the globe from January through April 2014. Sack’s latest drawings are partially influenced by stops in dozens of port cities during the expedition. As well as geography, his drawings are heavily influenced by architecture, history, and classical music. Via Robert Fontaine:

Sack’s work explores architecture as a flexible medium capable of expressing the unique space between realism and abstraction; where interpretation and our ability to create meaning is in flux. Within this space, Sack, furnished with pen and ink, encapsulates both the infinite and infinitesimal. His work invites the eye to explore drawings of the “big picture,” to gaze into a kaleidoscope of histories and to look further into the elemental world of lines and dots.

Sack’s largest work, Chronoglyph, will be on view with Robert Fontaine Gallery at CONTEXT Art Miami this week, and you can watch a timelapse of its creation here.

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Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature nature drawing

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature nature drawing

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature nature drawing

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature nature drawing

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature nature drawing

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature nature drawing

Intricacies: A Book of Collaborative Drawings Inspired by Nature nature drawing

Intricacies is a forthcoming book of collaborative illustrations between artists Christina Mrozik and Zoe Keller. The black and white drawings of birds, intertwined anatomical studies, and other bits of wildlife stitched with hints of narrative were inspired in part by the rural landscape surrounding their small art studio in Michigan. Each illustration represents 30-50 hours of combined drawing time, with some pieces passed back and forth multiple times between Keller and Mrozik before the piece was finished. The 64-page hardcover book is currently funding over on Kickstarter with just 3 days left. (via Juxtapoz)

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Surreal Pencil Drawings of Lips by Christo Dagorov surreal lips drawing anatomy

Switzerland-based illustrator and artist Christo Dagorov created this unusual series of pencil drawings that transform the texture of lips into trees, the aerial layout of a city, and even other human forms. You can see more of his work here. (via I Need a Guide)

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Mattias Adolfsson’s Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Mattias Adolfssons Manically Detailed Sketches and Doodles illustration drawing

Exploring sketches and artworks by freelance illustrator Mattias Adolfsson (previously here and here) is an exercise in discoverey with a twist of insanity. The pieces are almost impossible to take in all at once, and represent a collection of bizarre stories, exaggerated characters, and manical devices, all byproducts of Adolfsson’s uniquely dense imagination. Collected here are some posters and sketchbook spreaders from the last year or so, but you can see plenty more in his Flickr stream and in this 2013 interview with Nonsense Society. He also has prints and other items available in his Etsy shop.

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Animated Graphite Self-Portrait by T.S. Abe

Animated Graphite Self Portrait by T.S. Abe self portait gifs drawing animation

Animated Graphite Self Portrait by T.S. Abe self portait gifs drawing animation

UK-based fashion illustrator and artist T.S. Abe created this fantastic animated self-portrait from a series 15 individual graphite drawings. Abe says this is the first in a series of moving portraits she intends to draw and also mentions this is her first foray into animation. You can follower her most recent work on Tumblr.

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Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large-Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs

Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs waves water pastel ice drawing documentary climate

Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs waves water pastel ice drawing documentary climate

Perspective: Artist Zaria Forman Shares the Inspiration behind Her Large Scale Pastel Waves and Icebergs waves water pastel ice drawing documentary climate

As part of his ongoing Making Art series, filmmaker Jesse Brass sits down with artist Zaria Forman (previously) who discusses the inspiration and intent behind her giant pastel drawings of icebergs and ocean waves.

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