Photorealistic and Highly Detailed Artworks by Iain Macarthur


Since I started drawing when I was a kid, I always enjoyed more the shapes than the colors. Maybe that's why one of my favorite illustrators is Iain Macarthur. His works are most black ink and white canvas, many details and a lot of hard work.

Nowadays Iain lives in Swindon, England and work as illustrator, workingwith clients like Nike, MTV and a lot of apparel labels.

"Iain Macarthur was born in 1986 in england swindon.iv became a fanatic of art at the age of eight inwhich i was introduced in art through watching alot of cartoon shows and comic books. first ever comic i looked at was the batman series. since then iv been obsessed with drawing odd fantasy drawings and anime characters. when i got older i diverted from anime drawings to realistic figures and faces, always striving to make them more detailed and photorealistic, i always do one or two drawings ever since,i also carry a sketch book around all the time on my travels drawing on the bus or in a coffee shop, i enjoy doing it and helps me improve drawing people more better, which shows how motivated and inspired i am in art." (Iain's Carbonmade)

"My work is described as surreal and unique in its own way.Using mostly pencil,watercolours and pigment pens i create portraits of ordinally people but create them in a unusual way by embelishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect. making there faces from somthing plain to somthing entirly bizzare and wonderful at the same time." (Iain's Carbonmade)

If you want to know more about Iain, you can access his Carbonmade, Behance portfolio or his blog.

Written by

Marcos Torres

I'm Marcos Torres, I'm a Graphic Artist from Brasil. You can know more about me at my Website, at my Tumblr or at my Flickr.