Javier Perez (not to be confused with another artist of the same name) is a multi-talented artist currently based in Ecuador. He is an illustrator, graphic designer, art director, and photographer. He also does typography, branding, and awesome bits of animation. One of his most popular series in his Instagram account is an ode to the little everyday objects we take for granted. With a few strokes of his pen, he has turned a pair of pliers into a dueling cowboy, a paperclip into a tank, a penny into a full portrait of Abraham Lincoln, and a handful of nails into a porcupine. One of my favorites is a harmless stapler he turned into an alien Predator.
Olga Melamory Larionova, a.k.a. FairyARTos, is a Russian artist whose realistic drawings put photographs to shame. She does most of her work with pens but her pencils are just as impressive, if not more so. Her drawings create a certain emotional pull within the viewers, urging them to look at her work a little longer. Such expressiveness from a a drawing is rare, and yet Olga consistently manages to re-create it in every one of her pieces.
Animals are on the list of most preferred subjects in any type of medium. Most likely because apart from humans, animals can also be used to express emotion, whether of the artist or of the subject in the art itself. Sarah Esteje, with the skillful use of a standard Bic Pen, draws them with fine detail and shading, as if it was taken with a camera like a candid shot.
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