Jake's Pen Art

All of the art on this site is done solely by hand with a standard "bic" round stic med black ballpoint pen.

They are completely unauthorized by neither the subjects represented, nor the photographers who took the photographs on which these pieces are based (some more loosely than others).

Each piece takes approximately 2-3 weeks start to finish.

All of the work is done by Jake Powell. Jake studied photography, art & design at the University of Illinois in Chicago, as well as some formal training at the International Academy of Art & Design in Chicago. Currently all of his work is done in his spare time at work and at home.


jake's picture

thanks for the props! I'm currently finishing up a pretty sweet James Brown piece.

kelly's picture

about 4 years ago i was at bonaroo in the hot hot sun when i found this artist. i fell in love with the "feet" but kept going. bonnaroo is so big that all weekend i searched to find and buy the picture of the "feet" The last day of the festival after carting my boyfriend around for 4 days he had lost interest to say the least. Then after turning the corner on to shakedown street I found them. I bought them and proudly took them back to my camp site then back home to ithaca ny. About two weeks after we (my boyfriend & I) got home from the festivle we broke up he smashed my "feet" and broke my heart. For years now I have wanted to replace the picture for myself to prove my independence. If you, Jake read this please please please contact me so I can buy them again. mskeleta@aol.com


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