New Bic Ballpoint Pen Portraits On Ephemera By Artist Mark Powell


Sure I doodle on old envelopes, documents and newspapers, but my doodles consist of shaded cubes and poorly drawn body parts. Not those of artist Mark Powell, however. Like the work of Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas, Mark uses a Bic Biro pen to draw and shade realistic portraits. His canvases are various vintage envelopes, maps and newspapers dating back to 1819.

Ballpoint Pen Portraits by Mark Powell

Ballpoint Pen Portraits by Mark Powell

While some blogs have featured his envelope drawings, here’s a look at 15 of his more recent pieces, courtesy of his Facebook page:

Dirty Mag did a nice little story on his envelope drawings. Check that out here. 
You can purchase Mark Powell originals, prints and books here

Mark Powell

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