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Anatomical Broken Hearts

Kristin Kaplowitz's Sharpie and Colored Pencil Drawings Are Amazing

— March 29, 2009 — Art & Design
These pieces from Kristin Kaplowitz are amazing, and even more so if you consider that all of these are made using only colored pencils and Sharpie markers.

The standout piece for me is the broken heart; it looks so realistic that you might at first be fooled into thinking it is a photograph. It's also a great concept to boot.

Implications - The latest computer programs turn almost anyone into an artist, which has pushed professional artists back into an analog form of expression. Using traditional materials such as pen, pencil and paper, artists are creating more realistic works of art than ever before, adding gritty details that showcase their talent and raw emotion.
Trend Themes
1. Analog Artistic Expression - The resurgence of traditional art materials like pen, pencil, and paper presents opportunities for artists to create realistic and emotionally impactful works.
2. Hyperrealistic Art - Artists are using traditional tools like colored pencils and Sharpie markers to create incredibly lifelike pieces that can even rival photographs.
3. Divergence From Digital - As computer programs make art creation accessible to everyone, professional artists are exploring analog methods to differentiate their work and showcase their talent.
Industry Implications
1. Art Supplies - The demand for traditional art materials like pencils, pens, and markers is likely to increase as artists and enthusiasts embrace analog forms of expression.
2. Fine Art - The world of fine art can expect a resurgence of interest as hyperrealistic pieces created using traditional methods captivate audiences and collectors.
3. Graphic Design - Graphic designers may incorporate hand-drawn elements and hyperrealistic techniques into their digital work, creating a unique and visually striking blend of analog and digital.
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