Andrew Fox Draws Animals Using Only a Calligraphy Pen

By: Alyssa Pittao - Jun 2, 2014
References: behance.net & lostateminor
Using only the distinct and careful strokes of a calligraphy pen, London-based artist Andrew Fox draws cute little calligraphy creatures. Despite the simplicity of Fox's method, the cute minimalistic series is characteristic of Pablo Picasso's lithograph art in the late 1940s, which seeks to move the anatomy of the animal from a realistic image to the abstract form (a notable example is the 'Bull Plate 11' drawn in 1947).

Fox's style uses precise lines and strokes to emphasize the essence of each animal's basic structure, while the artist's masterful use of a single color through light and pressurized strokes simultaneously enhances the unique features of each tiny animal. From the adorable T-Rex to the strangely accurate squirrel, Fox's stroke and line technique make his calligraphy creatures both adorable and uniquely captivating.