This Artist Uses Simple Tools To Create The Most Detailed Artwork You Have Ever Seen

Paul Jackson sure makes drawing look easy.

After reading below, you can see more of his work on his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, tumblr, or his website!

British-born Paul Jackson works primarily in ink, drawing up illustrations of animals and characters with the simplest of tools: pen and paper.

simple tools create detailed drawings

The 34-year-old clearly has an inner fanboy, something he has indulged with appearances at New York Comic Con and some limited edition prints.

simple tools create detailed drawings

Paul spent eight years in a band, and his love of music has influenced his career. He has illustrated album covers for Alexisonfire, City and Colour, and Placebo, among many others.

simple tools create detailed drawings

He showed off his fan works at the Officially Unofficial Fan Art Show in Toronto as well, alongside 20 other local artists.

simple tools create detailed drawings

One recurring theme in his drawings: skulls pulling free of their heads, which he draws with incredible detail, emphasizing the duality of life and death.

simple tools create detailed drawings

As much as he’s a fan of pop culture, he’s also interested in the inner workings of life.

simple tools create detailed drawings

Paul discovered his talent for drawing when he was just five years old. He’s been drawing ever since.

simple tools create detailed drawings

His is the kind of work that fascinates on a gallery wall, but sticks with you after the lights go out.

simple tools create detailed drawings

Many of his works also contain a “glitch,” once again showing the hazy line between life, death, and reality.

simple tools create detailed drawings

He seems to be quite cozy in his adopted home.

simple tools create detailed drawings

Whether you’re a fan of his pop culture drawings or not, he’s certainly an artist to watch.

simple tools create detailed drawings

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