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Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink by Carne Griffiths

Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink by Carne Griffiths portraits illustration drawing

Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink by Carne Griffiths portraits illustration drawing

Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink by Carne Griffiths portraits illustration drawing

Portraits Drawn with Tea, Vodka, Whiskey and Ink by Carne Griffiths portraits illustration drawing

UK-based illustrator Carne Griffiths creates these striking portraits with uncommon mediums such as tea brandy, vodka, whiskey, graphite and calligraphy ink. His drawings most frequently explore human and floral forms, as says he’s “fascinated by the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’ that connect us to the natural world.” The four pieces above are part of a limited edition postcard set just released by Griffiths, each of which comes in a fancy custom-illustrated, wax-sealed envelope. He also has a solo show at Ink-d Gallery in Brighton that closes this Saturday. (via behance)

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Amazing Timelapse Video of Patrick Vale Drawing the Manhattan Skyline

Amazing Timelapse Video of Patrick Vale Drawing the Manhattan Skyline timelapse New York drawing

This is a great video of UK illustrator Patrick Vale drawing Lower Manhattan as viewed from the Empire State Building, entirely freehand. The music is Moanin’ by Charles Mingus. (via booooooom)

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Illustrator Mark Crilley Shreads a Playing Card and Draws a Photo Realistic Copy

Illustrator Mark Crilley Shreads a Playing Card and Draws a Photo Realistic Copy photorealism illustration drawing cards

Michigan-based author and illustrator Mark Crilley has been working on a series of “realism challenges” on his YouTube channel. In his third installment he tackled the realistic drawing of a torn playing card. Pretty incredible. (via boing boing, thnx brian!)

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This is Not a Photograph: Amazing Portrait Drawn with Ballpoint Pens by Samuel Silva

This is Not a Photograph: Amazing Portrait Drawn with Ballpoint Pens by Samuel Silva portraits photorealism drawing

This is Not a Photograph: Amazing Portrait Drawn with Ballpoint Pens by Samuel Silva portraits photorealism drawing

Nope, not a photograph. This is an amazing portrait drawn by 29-year-old Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva (he says art is just his “hobby”) based on a photograph by Russian photographer Kristina Tararina. Silva’s medium of choice is standard Bic ballpoint pens on paper and this particular portrait uses eight different colors, taking some 30 hours to complete. The drawing went gangbusters on Reddit last night and Silva fields a number of questions about his work over on deviantART. You can see many more of Silva’s drawings here.

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Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson

Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing
Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing

Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing
Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing

Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing
Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing

Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing

Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing
Incredible New Sketchbook Illustrations from Mattias Adolfsson posters and prints illustration drawing

Within the sketchbooks of Swedish artist Mattias Adolfsson (previously), strange comic book robots are seen running amok, fantastic steampunk-esque machines sputter to life, and airplane pilots find themselves facing interfaces encumbered with thousands of switches, dials, and tubes. It’s a world that is absurdly complex and meticulously drawn using only a finely controlled pen and a few brushstrokes of color.

Above are just a few of my favorites among Adolfsson’s prolific outpouring of work which you can follow on Flickr and Behance. He also has a number of original works available on Etsy including a new accordion fold picture book, and some of his larger drawings are now available as giclée prints over on Arte Limited.

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Over 100 High School Students Draw 3,000 Frame Music Video for Michael Andrews

Over 100 High School Students Draw 3,000 Frame Music Video for Michael Andrews painting illustration drawing

Over 100 High School Students Draw 3,000 Frame Music Video for Michael Andrews painting illustration drawing

Over 100 High School Students Draw 3,000 Frame Music Video for Michael Andrews painting illustration drawing

Musician Michael Andrews (best known for his cover of the Tears for Fears song “Mad World” recorded with Gary Jules for the Donnie Darko soundtrack) just completed this fantastic collaboration with over 100 students from Dan Diego-based High Tech High International who drew over 3,000 frames for a video for his new single “Bubbles in Space”. I can’t think of anything I did in high school art that approaches anything this awesome. Great job guys. See the making of here.

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New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

New Temporary Whiteboard Drawings by Gregory Euclide ink drawing

I’ve long been a fan of Minnesota artist Gregory Euclide (previously here and here) whose intricate multimedia installations and sculptures often contain an unusual mix of visual elements ranging from strange architectural creations to natural phenomena like trees and rivers built from uncommon materials. Euclide also works as a high school teacher and during his brief 25-minute lunch breaks has been exploring the limitations of time and materials by creating these gorgeous temporary ink drawings on a standard school whiteboard. Via David B. Smith Gallery, he says:

“In our culture, there is a strong emphasis on reproduction and the original seems less important. My students were shocked when I would erase the original, because they saw it firsthand, and they were disturbed that it was destroyed. People who do not see the original have no problem only looking at it on a screen or as a print, but once you see the original it is hard to let it go or believe that it could be destroyed.” Euclide relates this concept to societyʼs impact on the natural world by stating, “When people get to know nature and spend time in it, they start to realize how their actions affect it.”

The series of works called Laid Down and Wiped Away is now available in limited edition prints over at David B. Smith Gallery. See much more over on the very fine Visual News.

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