New Bic Biro ballpoint pen drawings on antique maps by London-based artist Mark Powell. He chose to use Biro as it's the most simple and readily available tool to use and he wants to show people how easy it is to create without feeling the need to spend money on arts and crafts. Powell finds inspiration from artists such as Jean Michel Basquiat, David Hockney, Samuel Bassett, Anthony Micallef, Richard Hamilton, etc. Most of the time, he draws elderly people on antique documents stating that it's a natural pairing as "both have an untold history upon the face of it." In an increasingly digital age, Powell wants to save as much as he can in the way of maps, envelopes, postcards, etc and give them new life.
Each face I choose to draw has to have character and a suggestion of a history to tell. That way the viewer can create any narrative of a life that may have been lived. The same applies to the postcards or documents etc, neither the face or document have a connection beyond the fact both have an aesthetic quality of a history.See more of Mark Powell's work on Behance or at his website.