Irina Anikina's animal illustrations are created using an unlikely medium, inexpensive gel pens. While most of us grew up collecting colorful gel pen writing tools, many didn't consider the stationary accessories to be very artistic.
Defying convention, the Russian artist stuns art lovers with her series of intricate and ultra-realistic animal drawings. Her jungle-themed series depicts lions, tigers, cheetahs and even panthers as they lounge and roam amidst their natural habitat.
These gel pen masterpieces by Irina Anikina are incredibly detailed and boast stunning line work details that add an extra element of depth to each piece. The elaborate illustrations showcase the artist's immense talent for line work and shading, proving that simple tools can create a complex and impressive end result.