Angie Bowen May 17th, 2012

Analog Art: A Showcase of Fabulous Pencil Drawings

For most of us, one of the first tools we use for drawing pictures (beyond the crayons and finger paint of our early days) is a pencil. Be it a lead-based or colored pencil, these analog artist tools are still a big staple among artists and designers alike. As designers, many of us keep our handy notebooks and pencils within reach for the beginnings of any new designs or projects that come our way. Today's inspirational collection may just have you reaching for that notebook and pencils before its done.

In this post, you will find numerous stunning examples of pencil drawings that will have your jaws on the floor. Shocked that many of these imaginative pieces were created with colored or lead-based pencils alone. Such amazing artistry on display, that we are sure it will delight and inspire all of our readers.


Isabelle Gilman

Lavi Perchik

Margaret Jaszowska

Nicolás Pinilla

Jonathan Borba

Pure Julia

Birmingham Museums Trust

Diogo Nunes

pure julia

Jill Dimond

Lavi Perchik

Kristaps Ungurs


Tamás Tokos

pure julia

Christie Lanzilotti

jose aljovin

Taylor Leopold

Rachel N Raju

pure julia

Pedro Miguel Aires

Timothy Eberly

Paolo Gregotti

mouad bouallayel

Dusan Kipic

Birmingham Museums Trust

Taiki Ishikawa

Joana Abreu

Tamás Tokos

maria lupan

Amelia Brown







That's All, Folks

That finishes up the collected works, but it doesn't have to end there. Now we turn the comment section over to you so you can fill us in on your favorites from the showcase. Do you know of some other pencil drawings that would have made a nice addition to the list? Provide us a link so other readers can check them out.


Angie Bowen

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.


  1. Love the ‘Holdmyhandtightyly’one. Also the green nail polish one, I like the green theme going on there :)

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