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.
You may already be a fan of Swedish illustrator Mattias Adolfsson, one of the world’s best known sketch artists. These are his latest: ‘Pens.’ He’s sometimes called “the mad scientist of the Moleskine.” (click to enlarge)
What a great set of drawings to browse, the wonderful, styled art of illustrator Leni Kauffman. She does buildings, people, food, travel and also a separate illustrated fashion blog. That’s her fantasy roof garden, above.
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.
It’s impossible to get enough of Gosia Herba’s inspiring work.
These compelling sketches are from Laura Scarpa’s Caffè a Colazione blog, filled with instant postings of her Moleskine. She’s a professional artist born in Venice and based in Rome whose work covers comics, children’s illustration,