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Update: The Work of Mark Powell

Mark Powell, whose work we discovered over at Colossal, draws incredibly detailed, sumptuous portraits on the backs of vintage envelopes with nothing but a regular old Bic Biro pen. These portraits, often of the elderly subjects, are drawn on the backs of vintage envelopes, and Powell subtly incorporates remnant text, stamps, or just the lines of folding into his work. The result is an extremely compelling series that makes us reconsider the lost art of letter writing — and makes us want to…

Gorgeous Ink Portraits Drawn on the Backs of Old Envelopes

Envelope drawings Mark Powell uses just a simple Bic Biro pen to draw these amazing portraits.

Mark Powell drawings using Bic Biro ballpoint pen on envelopes, maps, and newspaper.

Mark Powell drawings using Bic Biro ballpoint pen on envelopes, maps, and newspaper.

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Incredibly Detailed Pen Drawings on Vintage Paper Scraps by Mark Powell

'Speaking in tongues (prattle)' Bic biro drawing on music sheet - Mark Powell, Society 6

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