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ELBOW-TOE and His Red Sharpie

by OKAT 38

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

ELBOW-TOE is the mad scientist of street art. His work is eclectic and ever evolving with content grounded in myth, symbolism and poetry.

I have always been fascinated by the direction of his art in the public spaces of Brooklyn and was therefore happy to learn that he carries a sketchbook with him on the subways of New York city.

For this awesome feature, we have 17 spreads from ELBOW-TOE's own book, all done flawlessly with a red felt pen. 

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

red sharpie sketchbook

 

Comments

  1. awesome mate.... the red is a splash!

  2. lots of movement in these. they\\\'re fun to look at.

  3. Love the commentary. So insightful, even more powerful than the doodles. You are awesome & amazing, artist & poet!

  4. Really nice, enjoyed the insights as well. pictures and text dance so sweetly.

  5. Have you ever considered animation? I would love to see these characters in motion.

  6. Your work is fantastic. I love the confidence in your lines. You can almost feel the weight of these people through your images.

  7. like it

  8. It\'s as if I met them! Brilliantly insightful work, I love it

  9. ilovethis.

  10. a lil grave but fun to look at! really nice! u've captured details really well...

  11. love the style! these are fantastic.

  12. Drawings based on observation always intrigue!

  13. sooper cool. inspiring...gonna grab my sketchbook and hop on the bus

  14. Brilliant - really original. I love studies of real people - I was thinking it would be so amazing to have a museum of sketches of people on the London tube from over the years. I´ve done loads since about 1990, mostly of sleeping or reflected people as it makes people feel uncomfortable in an overpopulated city, if you draw them directly. I think most French & Italians on the London tube actually like being drawn though, take it as a compliment & might even come & look at it/talk to you about it after if they´re not in a hurry. I´m more interested in drawing people worn out from work though!

  15. I really should get round to posting my work as its a bit rude to judge without being judged, isn´t it?!

  16. Fantastic!

  17. i love these people

  18. lovely drawings! :D

  19. I love your style. The words in your sketches really heighten it. I love it. I sware I'm going to through a dictionary at the next person that says words don't yield any physical power. KEEP IT UP!!

  20. These are quite excellent...I applaud you :D I also don't like drawing backgrounds...it's the subjects that are important! ^_^

  21. I need a holiday in your world :-) hay but nobody likes a show off ;-)

  22. I love your aesthetic. Such great depth of character and such close attention to detail. Also love the choice of red/orange ink. The color often lightens the dark undertones and adds a playful dimension of sorts. Love it. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  23. I love your aesthetic. Such great depth of character and such close attention to detail. Also love the choice of red/orange ink. The color often lightens the dark undertones and adds a playful dimension of sorts. Love it. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  24. Love!

  25. I love these so much!! Beautiful!

  26. The red is real vibrant ^__^

  27. WOW!

  28. fascinating work! love the red

  29. My goodness, I love this.

  30. This set me real happy, thanks :)

  31. Nicely done. Reminds me a bit of Alan E. Cober. Very fine work. Good to see you taking on the human condition. Lacking in much reportage these days. I have a similar disposition. Check it out if you like. www.lifestooshortfornuance.com

  32. Fascinating characters, roaming bold lines. I love his work.

  33. I absolutely love your work. So tactile!

  34. love the characters..........thanks

  35. i like the facial expressions

  36. I love everything about your works, Elbow-Toe. :)

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  38. cool, ease of line. after all these years. looks like first post in 08- and 8 years later, still looks good

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