These wonderfully-intricate line drawings of insects were created by Latvia-based graphic artist, Alex Konahin. He drew these ornate sketches using India Ink in fine-liner pens. I’ve used these pens before while sketching for University work, and it takes a lot of talent to use them properly!
If you take a look at the examples of Alex’s work below, you’ll notice the sheer amount of detail that has gone into each piece. There’s some images that also show the design mid-way through, too…
Gallery: Intricate Line Drawings of Insects
★ SEE ALSO: “State of Mind” Moleskine Sketch
Alex Konahin: Hey people! I am presenting my new project ‘Little Wings’. I’ve been inspired to create this series last summer in the Netherlands. It was a fantastic time living in the countryside away from noisy cities. I also would like to thank my Dutch friends for giving me such possibility! Work on A3 paper using fineliners and india ink.
Intricate Line Drawings of Insects by Alex Konahin // Further Information: All the images from the above set are [creative commons] copyright © Alex Konahin. Please see his profile for more creative work.
Further Resource: India ink (or Indian ink in British English) is a simple black ink once widely used for writing and printing and now more commonly used for drawing, especially when inking comic books and comic strips. Indian ink is also used in medical applications. Read more on Wikipedia.
★ If you liked this post, then see also: Ink Bubble Drawing by Roland Flexner.