The first time I browsed through the portfolio of Norwegian illustrator Sail (or uselessarm) I thought I was looking at photo manipulations. I saw these dark, rich in contrast, portraits of women combined with flowers and bones, and thought: ‘Wow, this guy has some serious Photoshop skills!’. Then I learned these works aren’t actually photo manipulations: they are all hand drawn! This made me even more impressed: the detail and shading in these illustrations is stunning. If you like to see more of Sail’s work in progress (or want to make sure I’m not fooling you and these really are drawings!) be sure to check him out on Instagram! Enjoy!
Thank you for reading! What do you think is Sail’s work?
Artist recommended by Federico – thanks for the tip! :)