inked, sans ink

December 29, 2010

When you have two creative types sharing a home, it can be hard to give wall space to outside talents. It’s not an ego thing, really – just that it seems pointless to pay for art when you create so much of it for free all the darned time.

This, however, I’d toss a few of my own paintings to make room for.

Using a tattoo pen (!) Danish artist Jacob Dahlstrup etches hand-drawn designs into thick watercolour paper, creating the coolest form of paper art since…well, since letterpress.

I wish I didn’t have such shaky hands and that I could draw mermaid skeletons, because seriously. How fantastic are these?

Photos from Jacob’s portfolio, where there’s also a video you can watch on the process.