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

New Infinitely Detailed Pen & Ink Cityscapes by Ben Sack

Pen and ink. Chronoglyph, detail. 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. Drawn With Pencil And Pen by Rafael Araujo. Breathtaking Moleskine Art by Gabriel Picolo. Nico Delort’s Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives. Artist Nicolas Delort lives and works in the suburbs of Paris where he creates evocative and imposing illustrations using ink and scratchboard.

Nico Delort’s Epic Ink and Scratchboard Illustrations Offer an Intriguing Glimpse into Fictional Narratives

Each piece represents a moment from an unknown narrative leaving me filled with questions in the same way Chris van Allsburg’s The Mysteries of Harris Burdick leaves you curious of the circumstances behind each image. Delort is officially represented by Shannon Associates where you can see much more of his work and hopefully hire him to illustrate a graphic novel that I will wait in line to purchase. You can also follow him on Tumblr.

(via behance) Update: An earlier version of this post referred to these illustrations as being “Unknown Narratives” which is not entirely true. The Tibetan Book of Proportions. In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives.

The Tibetan Book of Proportions

With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself.

Check out our Sources page to see where we find the content. Anthropomorphic Creatures by Caitlin Hackett. Surreal Wildlife Paintings by Tiffany Bozic. Ethereal Oil Paintings by Meghan Howland. Unraveling Animals by Jaume Montserrat. Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris. Do not adjust your web browser, these distorted watercolor and gouache portraits were painted just as they appear by New Zealand-based illustrator Henrietta Harris who says her style “can only be achieved by having occasionally dipped one’s paintbrush accidentally in one’s coffee.”

Deconstructed Watercolor Portraits by Henrietta Harris

A pretty apt description for these dreamy portraits that seem to convey the precise moment when one becomes lost in thought or memory, an ethereal wind of distortion whirling temporarily through the subjects’ mind. Harris graduated in 2006 from the Auckland University of Technology and his since done work for Amnesty International, Vice Magazine, and BITE. She has a number of prints and several of the original paintings you see above available for sale through her website. (via flavorwire, ignant) The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour.

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The 2012 Sketchbook Project Goes on Tour

H. Greenwood Ana Mouyis Heather Sinclair. Sins and Virtues in Art. Paintings - Dreaming14"x18”, acrylic on birch panel, 2013Private collection The Catch12"x9”, acrylic on birch panel, 2013 Private collection Roaming Woods20"x34", acrylic on birch panel, 2013 Private collection The Call9”x12", acrylic on birch panel, 2014Private collection. Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy. Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper.

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni Pin drawing pens, and his innate gift for drawing, the artist is able to transport viewers to a world where tiny, cartoonish creatures explode with gusto to make up larger entities. Each of the illustrator's complex and crowded sketches are filled with minute details that allow the eye to wander and discover new characters and designs at every turn. The portraits are immediately mesmerizing, but even more spectacular when looked upon closely. A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal. I had to pick up my jaw when this image first appeared in my inbox this morning.

A New Illustration of Hybrid Beasts and Imaginary Creatures by Imarginal

The density, detail and subject matter was so instantly compelling I was fascinated to learn about the artist behind it. As it turns out, this is the latest illustration from a duo of illustrators from Brazil named Fernando Moraes and Raone Ferreira who work under the collective title Imarginal. Lego Watercolor Paintings by Los Carpinteros. Los Carpinteros is a Havana-based artist collective currently comprised of Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodríguez (a third member, Alexandre Arrechea, left in 2003) who produce a wide range of works including sculpture, installation, and film.

Lego Watercolor Paintings by Los Carpinteros

My favorite of their works are these lovely abstract paintings of Legos and other structural or architectural pieces. Via Sean Kelly Gallery: Interested in the intersection between art and society, the group merges architecture, design, and sculpture in unexpected and often humorous ways. They create installations and drawings which negotiate the space between the functional and the nonfunctional. The group’s elegant and mordantly humorous sculptures, drawings, and installations draw their inspiration from the physical world—particularly that of furniture. MEDIUMPHOBIC : HOME. The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry. A peek inside the sketchbooks of Michigan based artist and illustrator Pat Perry reveals a fascinating world where the natural world seems on a direct collision course with the urban.

The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry

Silhouettes of people and wildlife are filled with rich, textured stories that seem to be representative of dreamlike memories. The detail in Perry’s work is undeniably amazing, even the images above don’t quite do it justice, spend some time scrolling (horizontally) through his sketchbook blog to see what I’m talking about. I recommend following Perry on Flickr, Facebook or via his blog, and he has numerous reasonably priced prints available in his store including may of the works above. The Art of Kris Lewis. We just wanted a little oil painting work on the site today.

The Art of Kris Lewis

We were looking through the portfolio of Kris Lewis, and became very interested in the realistic, oil on wood paintings from an artist who is influenced by Alfonse Bougereau, Andrew Wyeth, Hans Holbein, Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt, Antonio Mancini, and Jules-Bastien LePage.The Los Angeles-based Kris Lewis is a painter. No question about it. Yehrin Tong. Georgy Kurasov Paintings. Behance Network. Seb NIARK1 FERAUT - Paintings ( 2010 / 2011 ) Liza Corbett - The Summer-Land illustrations. Iain Macarthur - Animal Illustrations. Jessica Fortner illustrations. Mymutas. Sveta Dorosheva - Illustrations.