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bic biro on 1903 german envelope by mark powell bic biro drawings, via Flickr

Mark Powell Mark Powell is a fine artist from Leeds who is known for his Biro pen drawings on envelopes. As he describes the process, he started making these types of works when he was given an envelope from the front lines of World War 1. On this envelope he drew what he imagined the sender may have looked like as an old man. The immense detail in his work comes from reference images he takes of people on the street. From these he makes the image and the envelope work together. Currently, Powell is working on larger drawings on vintage maps while continuing with the envelope work. To see his famous envelopes, click here.  - Lee Jones

Mark Powell Mark Powell is a fine artist from Leeds who is known for his Biro pen drawings on envelopes.

London-based artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen

Mark Powell Biro Drawings

I don't like this for the reason you think, check out the bottom right hand corner.

Mark Powell - Ball Point Pen on Personal documents, envelopes, etc. 2012 - present.

Bic Biro drawing on 1965 envelope.

bic biro pen on 1970s envelope by mark powell bic biro drawings, via Flickr

Bic biro pen drawing on 1950s envelope