Striking Mineral Admiration by Karina Eibatova

rounded Mineral  drawing and sketch

Here is a new collection of minerals, all available as prints. Original graphics are created with watercolor on a heavy paper.

Karina Eibatovas Mineral Admiration

black and white Mineral

block of Mineral

bluer Mineral

Jagged Mineral

V Mineral shape

big red Mineral

Further Information // “Striking Mineral Admiration by Karina Eibatova” // All the images shown within this post are [Creative Commons] © Copyright Karina Eibatova. Please visit their site and portfolio for more fantastic work.

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Exclusive Interview with Illustrator Martin Schmetzer

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This stunning typographic illustrative work was created by Stockholm based illustrator, Martin Schmetzer. His main focus is on hand-drawn typography ‘with a high level of detail and diligence’. As you’ll see in the work below, Martin hand-draws extremely details lettering and imagery, then often uses vector art to aid the final designs. Check out the rest of a small selection of his work below, along with his answers to 12 questions. Enjoy…

1. Tell Design Soak Magazine readers about yourself. What motivates you?

I´m a 29 year old Stockholm based illustrator who specializes in typographic logotypes with an emphasis on ornamentation and detailed flourishes. I like the interaction hand drawn typography can have to the meaning of a word and how the letters next to each other plays together and shapes a integrality.

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2. When did you first start illustrating? Where did it all begin?

I have enjoyed drawing for as long as I can remember but my interested for letters came trough graffiti around 95. Graffiti was a great way for me to experiment with the the alfabet. You don´t have to follow any guides or rules and may twist and bend the letters into something own. As a graffiti writer I early discovered a interest for symmetry, something that follows me til this day in my hand drawn typography and logotypes.

Martin Schmetzer type

3. How did you ‘find your own style’? Have you always used the same illustration methods?

I believe it has evolved through my tags and pieces. My style range from a vintage, 1900’s-era feel to a full-blown contemporary street temperament.

Martin Schmetzer poster

4. Tell us about your creative process. How do you work?

The sketching process is most valuable to me. I always start pen on paper before turning to the computer. For me the computer is a fantastic finalizing tool but it also limits my shapes and composition if I don´t start by hand first where I can go the whole hog.


Intricate Line Drawings of Insects by Alex Konahin

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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

Intricate Line Drawing


Intricate Line Drawings of butterfly Insect


Intricate Line Drawings of a butterfly



Sketchtastic Doodles by Kerby Rosanes

I love to see great doodles in notebooks. As a designer, this is something I have done myself over the years. This set of stunning sketches, however, were drawn by creative, Kerby Rosanes. I think the originality and amount of detail in these works are fantastic. Check out the selected images below, and see the “exploding helmet” illustration near the end—its fantastic!

Kerby Rosanes Doddles Gallery

Raven Doodle

Bird Doodle

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Stunning 3D Illusion Sketch Art

These captivating Sketch Art 3D illustrations were created by talented Japanese artist, Nagai Hideyuki. He used two separate sketchbooks to create illusions that use shadows and unique perspective to simulate 3D effects. You’d have to view these from the correct angle, of course…

3D Illusion Sketch Art Gallery

Stunning 3D Illusion Sketch

Keep Drawing

“Keep Drawing” is a video by Studio Shelter. The short movie has a nice little soundtrack, with the whole concept based around drawing and sketches. It starts off with a few simple sketches then transforms and animates into more complicated ones. Please take a look at the short video after the screenshots below.

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Sketch Art by Irina Vinnik

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The following gallery of sketch art was created by Irina Vinnik, an artist based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. After viewing her profile, I’ve become a big fan of her drawing and sketching skills. It takes much time and dedication to produce work like this, and there’s not much room for error when using line markers either.