Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Iain Macarthur: Animal Portraits

Iain Macarthur born in Swindon, England was an art fanatic from the age of eight. He started by drawing cartoon characters and now he also draws animal portarits with intricate patterns inspired by nature and birds. His work has unique touch of decorative elements added to them that often consists of unusual shapes and detailed carvings.

"Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, I create portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time."

His prints are available for purchase from Society6. To learn more about him and his work check out his portfolio on his website.