9 Artists that will make you fall in love with drawing

drawing Petites Luxures
Petites Luxures

Drawing has long been reduced to being the preliminary sketch of an artwork, and has therefore been considered as a minor genre in museums. However, pencil art is not the only type of drawing which exists. The diversity of drawing and its richness is undeniable, especially in the light of the drawing week in Paris. A number of art fairs dedicated entirely to drawing have popped up in recent years and they’re great for exploring all the new and original ways in which artists are thinking about the medium. Drawing seems far from simply lines on a piece of paper!

Artsper goes over 9 different drawing approaches:

#1  Graphic: Gottfried Honegger

The artist creates works between abstraction and geometry according to a meticulous system. Embossed designs and monochromy are particularly emphasised in his visual language.

drawing Gottfried Honegger
Gottfried Honegger

#2  Poetic: Anaïs Charras

Degas used to say that « Drawing is not a form, it is a means to see it ». Anaïs Charras draws organic and complex forms using a graphite pencil, and unveils her very personal enchanting universe.

drawing, Anaïs Charras
Anaïs Charras

#3 Classic: Francine Van Hove

The work of Francine Van Hove cannot be perceived as a submission to reality. She captures a real moment which constitutes a perpetual source of excitement for her reflexion, and then the magic of her brush takes over.

drawing Francine Van Hove
Un peu de rouge, 2011, Francine Van Hove

#4 Surrealist: OTTO D’AMBRA

Otto d’Ambra draws a reality that demands a great deal of patience. His works are playful and he loves intricate details and irony.

drawing Otto D'Ambra
The Thinker, 2013, Otto D’Ambra

#5 Erotic: Petites Luxures

Well known to all on Instagram under the name of Petites Luxures, this artist is a master of the erotic  This anonymous artist creates with just a few lines images and situations that can be both sensual and comical. An account you should definitely be following!

drawing Petites Luxures
Petites Luxures

#6 Minimalist: Mario Kolaric

The series “Fragments 1” by the artist is as minimalist in form as in the choice of colors. Mario Kolaric is carried away by his mood to reveal shapes and designs full of energy.

Fragment 74, 2012, Mario Kolaric

#7 SIMPLIFIED: Virginie Barré

Clean lines, black and white with the addition of flat planes of colour, Virginie Barré’s drawings are original and visually pleasing.

drawing Virginie Barré
Les vacances d’avril (la piscine), 2016, Virginie Barré

#8 Rock’n’Roll: Fabien Verschaere

Fabien Verschaere, fills his works with patterns, details, characters, monsters, objects and animals. They all intertwine to create incredibly dynamic compositions. A well-controlled disorder, anarchy as we love it!

drawing Fabien Verschaere
Fabien Verschaere

#9 Psychedelic: Mr. Babies

Holographic planets, completely absurd panoramas and dream-like landscapes? You must be looking at a collage by Mr. Babies!

drawing Mr. Babies
Mr. Babies

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