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Charcoal drawings by Donald Sultan

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Some charcoal drawings by Donald Sultan. Known for using simple iconography in large-scale still life paintings, Sultan’s signature style is also evident in these drawings.

The artist’s work was recently shown in “Echos” at the Galerie Piece Unique in Paris, France (October 10 – December 13, 2013).

 

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Chinese ink drawings of landscapes by Zhu Naizheng (朱 乃正)

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Chinese landscapes painted by Beijing based artist Zhu Naizheng. The brushwork is exquisite.

If you like these drawings, see the work of Wu Guanzhong too.

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Drawings by Candelaria Palacios

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Some abstract drawings by Candelaria Palacios. The patterns and level of detail are amazing. See more of the artist’s work here.

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Drawings of children with big heads by Stefan Zsaitsits

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The children in these drawings have a lot of things running through their oversized  heads. Vienna based illustrator Stefan Zsaitsits inhabits the youngsters with cacti, the ruins of a graveyard, a haunted house.

See more of the artist’s work on: “Pencil illustrations of heads by Stefan Zsaitsits.”

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Portraits by Petroula Krigkou

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I like these whimsical portraits by Athens, Greece based artist Petroula Krigkou. See much more of Krigou’s work on her Behance site.

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Patterns painted by Terrence Payne

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Minneapolis based artist Terrence Payne creates patterns based upon unusual motifs. In Payne’ large scale oil pastel drawings, spotted frogs, chickens and women’s faces spread rhythmically across the paper. The artist is currently applying his talents to creating a new line of wallpaper at Hygge & West.

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Sketchbook inspiration: Francesco Chiacchio

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I like these scratchy sketches by Francesco Chiacchio. See more of Chiacchio’s sketches on his tumble site.

If you like this artist’s style, check out the work of Filip Peraic too.

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Hyper-realistic portrait drawings in pencil by Giacomo Burattini

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Facial pores, lip creases, errant hairs and tiny air bubbles. In his drawing entitled “Apnocea,” artist Giacomo Burattini captures them all using graphite pencils, black colored pencil and charcoal on watercolor paper.  (btw: apnoea means the suspension of external breathing)

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Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz

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The Border Crossed Me – Migrants by Monique Janssen-Belitz | Inside view: watercolor, crayon, acrylic ink, raffia, 2010

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New Mexico based artist Monique Janssen-Belitz explores the theme of border crossing and migrants. Inspired by the magnificent scenery of her . . . → Read More: Border crossing as expressed by the book art of Monique Janssen-Belitz

Abstract pen drawings by Joan Salo

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I wish I could see these drawings in person, but sometimes you have to settle for less than the real thing. Barcelona and Berlin based artist Joan Salo created these vibrant works using only pen and colored ink. The interactions between the lines and color are exquisite.

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