Portraits on Envelopes by Mark Powell©   Most people keep to traditional way of…

Portraits on Envelopes by Mark Powell© Most people keep to traditional way of…

I love these portraits on vintage envelopes    Blog: A Wrinkle in Time…

I love these portraits on vintage envelopes Blog: A Wrinkle in Time…


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With only a ballpoint pen and a stack of used envelopes, London-based artist Mark Powell creates strikingly powerful portraits. I want to know the stories behind these craggy faces.

With only a ballpoint pen and a stack of used envelopes, London-based artist Mark Powell creates strikingly powerful portraits. I want to know the stories behind these craggy faces.

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Incredibly Detailed Pen Drawings on Vintage Paper Scraps by Mark Powell

Mark Powell has used old envelopes to 'doodle' on, showing the evolution of reusing things to get more use out of them. The illustrations don't show the stages of growth but we can still see that this is someone who has got the most out of life and have grown to this stage in life.

Mark Powell has used old envelopes to 'doodle' on, showing the evolution of reusing things to get more use out of them. The illustrations don't show the stages of growth but we can still see that this is someone who has got the most out of life and have grown to this stage in life.

Ballpoint pen drawing on 1894 envelope 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.

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.

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