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Rik Reimert Recreates Famous Faces in His Detailed Ink Sketches

 - Jul 23, 2014
References: rikreimert & neatorama
Talented artist Rik Reimert has a knack for sketching incredibly lifelike portraits of various famous celebrities. In these illustrations Reimert focuses on recreating famous faces using inky pens and a crosshatching style.

This series of pop culture portraits are incredibly detailed and intricate. Reimert uses nothing but a simple black pen to recreate the various faces of celebrities like Peter Dinklage from Game of Thrones, Benedict Cumberbatch from BBC's series Sherlock and film actor Christopher Walker. Rather than using simple shading techniques, Reimert opts for crosshatching to recreate the facial shadows. the Crosshatching is beautifully complemented by the inkiness of the pen and gives these celebrity portraits a darker and edgier look. The style perfectly complements the darker subject matter many of these actors take on in their television shows and films.