Tag Archives: #drawing

Albert Chamillard

Tucson-based artists Albert Chamillard builds his drawings with only pen and paper using well-worn books and found pieces of paper.  He spends hours working in layers beginning with a herringbone pattern of back and forth slashes. He repeats the process often reversing it until he seemingly creates an optical illusions.  He started small using notebooks but has since developed larger scale works.  On Zócalo magazine he says this about art:

“I try to make stuff that looks beautiful and is enjoyable for me to make. You start to question it too much and that just gets in the way.  There’s a human act called art, and I’m a part of it. I understand the compulsion to do it. It’s a way of responding to your world.”

You can view more of his work on Instagram and Etherton Gallery.

Images:  Courtesy of Albert Chamillard.

Mark Powell


In awe of the work of London-based artist Mark Powell.  He attended Huddersfield University studying Fine Art Drawing and Painting.  He uses old envelopes, postcards, newspapers, maps and other ephemera as a canvas and utilizes a biro pen to apply his art.  Here are some FAQs from his website regarding the artist:  

How do you choose a particular drawing?

“Each face I choose to draw has to have character and a suggestion of a history to tell. That way the viewer can create any narrative of a life that may have been lived. The same applies to the postcards or documents etc, neither the face or document have a connection beyond the fact both have an aesthetic quality of a history.”

Any advice on becoming an artist?

“There is no formula for this. I worked so many jobs and lived in so many houses but the only constant was my creating. Then one day someone noticed and i became an full time artist. But you dont need to do it full time to be an artist!”

You can follow the artist and see more of his work here on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of Mark Powell.

James Nolan Gandy

Found these artwork on This Is Colossal so awesome that we had to share. They are the creations of drawing machinist James Nolan Gandy.  The Northeast Florida-based artist created mechanical parts and movements using metal, wood, a variety of pens. pulleys and gears to create the patterns. 

More of these intricate patterns can be seen on his website and on Instagram.  Some of his pieces can be purchased on his website.

Images:  Courtesy of James Nolan Gandy.