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Inspiring Drawing and Illustration Projects

Inspiring Drawing and Illustration Projects

Sometimes it can be good to get away from the computer and remember non-digital art. Today we take a look at 4 very inspiring non-digital art projects that showcase some very different (yet all awesome) styles of drawing and illustration.

Please go and check out each artist’s portfolio as they all really deserve the recognition.

Andreas Preis – Drawings…

I’ve always loved cross-hatching, and Andreas Preis demonstrates the art-form perfectly. He uses a combination of fineliners, markers, pencils and brushes to achieve unique style. His bolder outline strokes resemble vector work, whilst the intricate details of his fineliner provides endless inspiration!

Fernando Forero – Illustrations

Fernando Forero has a really unique style. He combines gothic, archaic drawings and sketches with various textures and surfaces. The effect is a set of mixed-media masterpieces sure to inspire you!

Iain Macarthur – Portrait Drawing Part 2

Iain Macarthur has a great style working with pencils. He also mixes many of his works with digital mediums, such as vector illustrations. The result is a collection of works that capture both the sketchy and the precise, and the two opposites seem to work beautifully together.

David Fullarton – Moleskine

David Fullarton presents his art in a diary like format, by filling up the pages of a Moleskine notebook that he received as a gift. The doodle-like sketches, handwritten typography and epic drawings form a kind of mind-map of the artist, and the project is hugely inspiring.

About the Author:

Tom is the founder of PSDFAN. He loves writing tutorials, learning more about design and interacting with the community. On a more interesting note he can also play guitar hero drunk with his teeth.

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  1. Lj says:

    Wonderful talents here. Great to see these in all their fine details. Marvelous!

  2. NICE post man. really inspiring there, I love the one with the cigerette and the one where the person was peeling their face off the most. Cool ideas

  3. harly says:

    What a nice collection i really like that all. i am really impressed.i don’t say about any of one because i like them have a great talent man.

  4. Tom says:

    Thanks guys! Writing this article really made me need to pick up my drawing stuff again :) .

    • medicus says:

      Man,you are really a true explicit genius!I am an artist too but I am really impressed with what you’ve got there.I guess i would love to learn something from you.We could become pals then.Thats my email and i hope you agree to keep in touch.Nice nice…

  5. Nice showcase!!! Really like Andreas Preis’s style, cross hatching creates an awesome effect!!! I also want to pick up my drawing stuff!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great collection of illustrations and some really inspiring pieces of artwork. I really like Fernando Forero’s and Andreas Preis’s drawings and the style they use for their drawings. These make me want to get back into drawing. Thanks.

  7. Gadget Guy says:

    Wow, very nice illustrations

  8. Some really beautiful illustrations and so many different techniques. I particularly like the work of Andreas Preis and Iain Macarthur, they are so precise and details with all the etching and shadows, it really adds depth, making it almost look real. Makes me want to get drawing.

  9. GKL Design says:

    Very inspiring selection of work, thanks for sharing!

  10. sobia arshad says:

    amazing art

  11. Heather says:

    Hi, i really like your work. Do you sell these as prints anywhere? Like on a website or ebay?

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