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Bic biro drawing on a 1972 Vietnamese envelope. Art Print by Mark Powell Bic Biro Drawings Art And Illustration, Vintage Bird Illustration, Vintage Illustrations, Phenix Tattoo, Biro Drawing, Envelope Art, Mail Art, Bird Art, Altered Art

Birds Illustrated on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell

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London-based artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin. Biro Drawing, Drawing Sketches, Painting & Drawing, Art Drawings, Mark Powell, Art Informel, Envelope Art, Colossal Art, A Level Art

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London artist Mark Powell repurposes old, used, and often tattered ephemera. Using cancelled envelopes as his canvases, he produces life-like, and inked drawings. His sketches are made using only a Bic Biro pen, often incorporating the original stamps, logos, and addresses. By recycling the envelopes he is in some way preserving a moment of history as well as creating a new visual narrative to the sender's myth.

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The next time I hear an artist friend lament the fact that he/she cannot paint or draw their crowning piece because they don’t have the right materials, these are the words that will come from my mouth: Your excuse is no longer valid. Using only a Bic Biro pen—you know, those clear plastic pens ubiquitous …

London-based artist Mark Powell reuses old envelopes as canvases to produce incredible drawings. His sketches are made using only a Biro pen. Portraits, Portrait Art, Pencil Portrait, Biro Drawing, Pen Drawings, Mark Powell, Realistic Sketch, Creta, Envelope Art

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