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39 Peculiar Pencil Sketches

From Charcoal Celeb-Mocking to Psychedelic Sketching

— September 29, 2010 — Art & Design
In a world of digital design and art software, pencil sketches are rapidly on their way to extinction. However, these interesting features are proving that concept otherwise.

The shady line of a pencil or smudge from a piece of charcoal cannot be replaced. From sketched street style to charcoal political cartoons, it's safe to say that pencil sketches are here to stay.

Implications - With the abundance of technology available for artists to use at their disposal, many are reverting to old methods to create more natural drawings. The raw aesthetic of sketches provides an honest image in which an artisans craftsmanship is portrayed in a way that digital artworks sometime lacks. While sticking with modern techniques is important, old ones shouldn't be neglected because sentiment is a great selling point for any business trying to capitalize on retro themes.
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Influential Icon Chains
Influential Icon Chains
The Mark Summers ‘Swift Current' Illustrations
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Deliriously Delicate Drawings
Deliriously Delicate Drawings
'Yellow Bird Machine' by Amy Martino
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Iconic Artist Hybrids
Iconic Artist Hybrids
Rolling Stone Previews Bob Dylan's 'Brazil Series'
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Sleepless Draw-A-Thons
Sleepless Draw-A-Thons
Sketch or Die Lasts 48 Hours With Some Incredible Artists on Board
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Incredible Illustrated Bottoms
Incredible Illustrated Bottoms
Riley Payne's Portfolio is Painstakingly Detailed
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DNA Mugshots
DNA Mugshots
Scientists Use Tiny Piece of DNA to Determine Criminals' Appearance
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Amateur Political Sketches
Amateur Political Sketches
Politics and Pop Culture Through the Eyes of Mitchell MacNaughton
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Metaphysical Animal Sketches
Metaphysical Animal Sketches
Martin Kalanda Draws Detailed Portraits
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Toasty Charcoal Sketches
Toasty Charcoal Sketches
Check Out the Dark and Edgy Artwork of Rene Almanza
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Globetrotting Sketchbooks
Globetrotting Sketchbooks
Traveling Art is a Collaborative Work Between International Artists
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Cute Cartoon Sketches
Cute Cartoon Sketches
The Original Fake KAWS Pinocchio and Jiminy Cricket T-Shirts are Simple
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Junk-Filled Illustrations
Junk-Filled Illustrations
Unusual Rubble in 'Shopping Carts' Sketches by Taizo Yamamoto
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Sketching Street Style
Sketching Street Style
Designer Richard Haines Captures Live Fashion With Colored Pencils
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Tapped Key Drawings
Tapped Key Drawings
Keira Rathbone Uses Her Typewriter to Draw Incredible Sketches
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All-in-One Fashion Sketchbooks
All-in-One Fashion Sketchbooks
The Fashionary Menswear Sketchbook & Dictionary Has it All
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Melancholy Villain Sketches
Melancholy Villain Sketches
Erica Eyres Artwork Begs You to Smile
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Sketched Furniture Collections
Sketched Furniture Collections
'Thin Black Lines' from Nendo Features Barely-There Furnishings
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Hair Sculpture Sketches
Hair Sculpture Sketches
The Meyoko 'Esporadics' Illustrations Showcase Darkly Twisted Updos
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Cigarette-Gobbling Portraits
Cigarette-Gobbling Portraits
Caroline Morin Draws Eccentrically Detailed Girls
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Sketchbook Graphic Tees
Sketchbook Graphic Tees
The New Ardentees Holleri Collection Highlights Global Artists
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Undead Portraitures
Undead Portraitures
Christopher Williams Gives Portraits the Zombie Treatment
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Scintillating Sketches
Scintillating Sketches
The Camille d'Errico Helmetgirls Series is Interestingly Beautiful
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Sketched Supermodels
Sketched Supermodels
Jenny Mortsell's Drawings of the Top 25 Faces of the COACD
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Life-Size Sketchbooks
Life-Size Sketchbooks
The Heike Weber Installations Transform Rooms into Psychedelic Art Pieces
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Sketched Couture Costumes
Sketched Couture Costumes
Jean Paul Gaultier Reveals Sketches for Kylie Minogue
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Celeb-Mocking Illustrations
Celeb-Mocking Illustrations
Hilarious Lady Gaga Costume Sketches by Jim Benton
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Photorealist Pencil Sketches
Photorealist Pencil Sketches
Paul Lung Could Replace Your Camera
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Hipster Sketch Art
Hipster Sketch Art
Too Cool for School 'Illustrations' by Judy Borror
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Sinister Sketches
Sinister Sketches
This Nick Francel Artwork is Spine-Chilling
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Intricately Grotesque Sketches
Intricately Grotesque Sketches
Artist Mark Riddick Knows How to Get Your Skin Crawling
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Creative Pencil Ads
Creative Pencil Ads
Rediffusion DY & R for Animaster Animation School Company is 2D-Meets-3D
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Infamous Icon Illustrations
Infamous Icon Illustrations
The Fan Art of Denis Medri is Adorably Accurate
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Simplistic Bleeding Sketches
Simplistic Bleeding Sketches
Andres Guzman Creates Dismal Illustrations Guaranteed to Spook
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Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Surrealist Sketch Portraits
Iain Macarthur Portraits Transforms Ordinary into Extraordinary
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Semi-Body Art
Semi-Body Art
Studiokxx Krzysztof Domaradzk Makes Questionable Drawings
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Silly Psychedelic Sketches
Silly Psychedelic Sketches
The Fun and Quirky Artwork of Micah Joseph Dunlop
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Suffocating Sketches
Suffocating Sketches
The Melissa Cooke 'Vacuum' Series is Asphyxiating
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Mind-Bending Sketches
Mind-Bending Sketches
Alex Andreyev Draws Disturbing Nightmares
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