Category: Sketch & Draw

Extraordinary Envelopes

Mark Powell does extraordinary drawings on vintage envelopes dating as far back as the 1800s – this one a 1965 fold-over airmail.  The London-based artist has endless facility for communicating the history of these craggy, elderly faces, in all their folds and wrinkles.  Such beautiful work.

Sketchbook Saturday: Summer

I have enjoyed the sketches of Italian artist Angela Maria Russo for many years and today, when it’s still so gray and cold outside, I remembered this uplifting summer drawing.  Her sketchbooks are full of gems.  Visit her blog, here.

Quick Hits – Travel Sketch

In the wake of news there is yet another ice storm coming, this sketch of the tropical coast of New Zealand’s north island was just the thing.  Artist Murray Dewhurst posted it on UrbanSketchers, a site you should browse if you aren’t already.

Sketchbook – Ricardo Nunez

Artist Ricardo Nunez shares these sketch-to-illustration combos from his travels around the world in 2018, stressing the convenience of the sketchbook as a canvas and a pencil as a tool while on the road.  Many of these concepts turned into artwork for books, editorial and other projects.

William Kentridge: Shape-shifting charcoals

Renowned South African visual artist William Kentridge, best known for his animated films of shape-shifting charcoal drawings, has won the prestigious Princess of Asturias award, Spain’s top art honour. What’s remarkable about his works are that they’re “as beautifully drawn as a Rembrandt, but they also come to life,” […]