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bic biro on 1970s envelope by Mark Powell

New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell. Powell executes each drawing with a standard Bic Biro pen using stamped and faded envelopes that traversed the European postal system more than a century ago.

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Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard bic biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin.

London-based artist Mark Powell has chosen the backs of old envelopes as a canvas for these delicately rendered portraits of the elderly, using nothing more than a standard Bic Biro pen to create the delicate folds and wrinkles of their skin.

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