The Crafted Illustrator – Iain Macarthur

Illustration takes on many different forms and creatively crafted visuals. Another amazing and emerging artist we spotted on the web recently is U.K.-based Iain Macarthur.


Iain Macarthur’s brilliantly created illustrations boast an abundance of detail and studied form. Based in Swindon, Macarthur’s art is a process of intricate pencil and pen build-ups to create some truly realistic and striking artworks.



In these portraits realistic faces are framed and set off by intricate and decorative designs that create surreal and stunning art forms. Macarthur is already in hot demand with collaborations with : 55DSL, MTV and ASOS to name a few.


This is another incredibly inspirational and directional illustrator to watch out for in 2011. To see more of his work visit his Behance and Carbon Made portfolio sites.

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