Black Pen Art by Nick Rendall

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I first explored the potential of the black pen whilst working at a desk job as it was the only thing around but my drawings never grew bigger than A4 sketches. After working in Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary in Africa I felt as if a small sketch could not relay the images I wanted to share. I jumped up to A1 size illustrations and my first piece "Genesis" was born ............. Web: blackpenart.net

Nick Rendall
Yggdrasil is the tree of life in Norse Mythology and connects the nine realms of the cosmos. In order of appearance from top to bottom the realms are as follows: Asgard (home of the Aesir Gods), Alfheim (Light elves), Vanaheim (gods of sorcery), Jotunheim (land of the Giants), Midgard (Earth), Svartalfheim (underground home of the Dark Elves), Nidavellir (home of the Dwarves), Musphelheim (land of fire and ash) and Niflheim (Hell) which is guarded by the dragon Nidhug... Dark Elf, Viking Age, Mythological Creatures, Norse Mythology, Pen Art, Gods And Goddesses, Tree Of Life, Dungeons And Dragons, Cosmos

Yggdrasil

Yggdrasil is the tree of life in Norse Mythology and connects the nine realms of the cosmos. In order of appearance from top to bottom the realms are as follows: Asgard (home of the Aesir Gods), Alfheim (Light elves), Vanaheim (gods of sorcery), Jotunheim (land of the Giants), Midgard (Earth), Svartalfheim (underground home of the Dark Elves), Nidavellir (home of the Dwarves), Musphelheim (land of fire and ash) and Niflheim (Hell) which is guarded by the dragon Nidhug...

This illustration is in memory of an amazing artist, Harry Holcroft, who was a great inspiration to me and one of the reasons I became an artist. He believed in my work especially the more naturalistic ones. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten. Pen Art, My Drawings, Wildlife, Sketches, Amazing, Illustration, Artist, Prints, Inspiration

Rainforest | Illustration by Nick Rendall

This illustration is in memory of an amazing artist, Harry Holcroft, who was a great inspiration to me and one of the reasons I became an artist. He believed in my work especially the more naturalistic ones. He will be sorely missed and never forgotten.

One of the great joys of my illustrations is seeing the different ways in which different people perceive my work. Much is left to your own interpretation, what can you see? Pen Art, My Drawings, Artworks, Wildlife, Sketches, Illustrations, People, Image, Black

Interpretation | Illustration Nick Rendall

One of the great joys of my illustrations is seeing the different ways in which different people perceive my work. Much is left to your own interpretation, what can you see?

One of my favourite pieces as it a testament to the effect that hundreds of small simple shapes can have in creating one larger complex design. Pen Art, Simple Shapes, My Drawings, Larger, My Favorite Things, Illustration, Black, Design, Black People

Metamorphism | Illustration by Nick Rendall

One of my favourite pieces as it a testament to the effect that hundreds of small simple shapes can have in creating one larger complex design.

Quite often I find myself obsessed with my work - they can have a hypnotic and magnetic feel, this one in particular gives a strong sense of being drawn into the illustration. Obsessed With Me, Pen Art, My Drawings, Illustration, Strong, Patterns, Black, Block Prints, Black People

Obsession | Illustration by Nick Rendall

Quite often I find myself obsessed with my work - they can have a hypnotic and magnetic feel, this one in particular gives a strong sense of being drawn into the illustration.

The greatest beauties in this world are found in nature and it is a true pleasure to relay this beauty in my own style and design. Trees are one of my favourite objects to draw as they come in so many shapes and sizes but always so ironically recognisable Object Drawing, Tree Illustration, Pen Art, My Drawings, In This World, Objects, Trees, Sketches, Shapes

Tree | Illustration by Nick Rendall

The greatest beauties in this world are found in nature and it is a true pleasure to relay this beauty in my own style and design. Trees are one of my favourite objects to draw as they come in so many shapes and sizes but always so ironically recognisable

Castles in Time - One of my more intricate pieces that was an absolute pleasure to do and the negative is quite possibly my favourite as i feel that it really comes to life Pen Art, My Drawings, Barcelona Cathedral, Wildlife, Africa, Sketches, My Favorite Things, Castles, Illustration

Castles in Time | Illustration by Nick Rendall

One of my more intricate pieces that was an absolute pleasure to do and the negative is quite possibly my favourite as i feel that it really comes to life.

Medusa's Gaze by Nick Rendall Pen Art, Background Patterns, My Drawings, Legends, Wildlife, Sketches, Illustrations, Inspired, Inspiration

Medusas Gaze | Illustration by Nick Rendall

I have always enjoyed old myths and legends, it was a complete pleasure working on this Illustration and although the background pattern of lines was one of the most tedious things I have ever done, I am very glad that I did it. This will be the first of many Illustrations inspired by old tales.

This was a great pattern to work on and the negative came out better than I could have imagined. Don't stare at it for too long though, it might give you the whirlies. Pen Art, My Drawings, Wildlife, Sketches, Illustration, Pattern, Image, Black, Black People

Centrifuge | Illustration by Nick Rendall

This was a great pattern to work on and the negative came out better than I could have imagined. Don't stare at it for too long though, it might give you the whirlies.

The Lost Valley by Nick Rendall Pen Art, Landscape Illustration, Three Dimensional, My Drawings, Wildlife, Challenge, Sketches, Illustrations, Create

The Lost Valley | Illustration by Nick Rendall

My Landscape Illustrations are the most captivating to work on, this piece was a fantastic challenge that really pushed me to learn more about working in three dimensions. I am working with a colleague of mine to create a unique frame that will intensify the already three dimensional nature of the piece.

Possession - dyptic Quite often I find myself obsessed with my work - they can have a hypnotic and magnetic feel, this one in particular gives a strong sense of being drawn into the illustration. Obsessed With Me, Pen Art, My Drawings, Strong, Feelings, Illustration, Black, Black People, Illustrations

Possession

Possession - dyptic Quite often I find myself obsessed with my work - they can have a hypnotic and magnetic feel, this one in particular gives a strong sense of being drawn into the illustration.

The Forgotten Realm by Nick Rendall Forgotten Realms, Pen Art, Book Projects, Triptych, My Drawings, Separate, Mythology, City Photo, Fairy Tales

The Forgotten Realm by Nick Rendall

'The Forgotten Realm' Triptych consists of three separate images and each panel can be purchased separately. The Forgotten Realm is actually a map to a mythological world that I have designed, my next book project will be a series of fairy tales that take place on it

Genesis by Nick Rendall Pen Art, My Drawings, A4, Larger, Wildlife, Africa, Sketches, Illustration, Image

Genesis | Illustration by Nick Rendall

Genesis - This was The first Illustration that I did upon my return from the first trip working in Harnas Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia. Having witnessed so much beauty I had to relay some of it in my own way. Genesis was also the first illustration I had done that was larger than A4 (11.7x8.3in).

Wings - 'Idly the Earth watches as it's broken heart tries to fly but is entangled.' Wings is an illustrated representation of the self-destructive nature of man and the degradation of our planet. Mythological Characters, Self Destruction, Pen Art, My Drawings, Mythology, Novels, Wildlife, Africa, Darth Vader

Wings | Illustration by Nick Rendall

Wings - 'Idly the Earth watches as it's broken heart tries to fly but is entangled.' Wings is an illustrated representation of the self-destructive nature of man and the degradation of our planet.

Virus - This was the first illustration that I did where I worked with negative spacing. it seemed appropriate because of the negative concept of a virus. Pen Art, My Drawings, Wildlife, Sketches, Concept, Illustration, Image, Black, Black People

Virus | Illustration Nick Rendall

Virus - This was the first illustration that I did where I worked with negative spacing. it seemed appropriate because of the negative concept of a virus.

Sea Horses are Sneaky - Can you find them all ? Pen Art, My Drawings, Wildlife, Africa, Sketches, Sea, Illustration, Image, Black

Sea Horses are Sneaky - Can you find them all ?