Artist Daniel Mackie Draws Surreal Celebs

By: Jordan Sowunmi - Published: Jun 25, 2011 • References: danielmackie & beautifuldecay
London-based artist Daniel Mackie is a watercolor illustrator with a keen eye for adding surrealist elements to otherwise standard drawings.

Just last year, Mackie made the artistic decision to abandon Photoshop and solely focus on watercolors on heavy paper. The results are stunning. In this series of illustrations, we see some of Daniel Mackie's best work as he draws celebrities (actor Jon Hamm as Don Draper, singer Bjork), historical figures (Abraham Lincoln), and even comic book characters (Spiderman), each illustration a beautiful blend of surrealism, coloring and sketch skill.

As an artist, Daniel Mackie's work has been featured in some of the biggest publications in North America and Europe, including The Economist, Esquire, and Maxim. His work has also been used by major corporate clients like Random House, BP, and British Airwaves. Stats for Celebrity Watercolor Creations (UPDATE) Trending: Older & Mild
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