With a simple ballpoint pen, artist Mark Powell has been able to work some impressive magic on old newspaper, maps, music scores and other paper documents.
To capture what he calls “a certain beauty that is a step away from the image of beauty fed to society”, he creates illustrations of weathered old men onto equally weathered paper scraps, beautifully melding his art with the aged printed canvas.
Other than elderly men and women, he has also drawn majestic soaring birds with their wings out-stretched onto the recycled papers—head over his website to view more of his amazingly intricate artworks.
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