Manabu Ikeda is a Japanese pen and ink artist who just finished a massive painting called “Rebirth.” In his painting the artist expressed what happened to Japan after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the tsunami that followed and the rebirth of the country. Ikeda started working on “Rebirth” in 2013. The artist worked for 10 hours a day, six days a week for to finish three and a half years to finish the painting.
Artist Shawn Coss made these poignant illustrations focused on mental illness and disorders for InkTober. Inktober, a popular annual celebration of ink drawing during the month of October, was started by Jake Parker. Today artists all over the world take on the InkTober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month.
Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński had a tragic life. His wife, Zofia, died in 1998. A year later, on Christmas Eve 1999, his son Tomasz committed suicide. Beksiński was the one who discovered his son's body. In 2005 Zdzisław Beksiński was stabbed to death at his Warsaw apartment by a 19-year-old acquaintance because he refused to lend the teenager $100 and threatened him further.
Ben Rubin created a page in Instagram called ‘Subway Doodles’ where he posts his drawings of monsters next to people on subway. It’s his way to occupy himself while on commute from Park Slope in Brooklyn to his office in Manhattan.