Nature Takes Centerstage in Hyper-Detailed Pen Art

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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Who says you need a ton of tools to create great art? Sure, having a massive arsenal can help, but it’s hardly necessary. A talented artist can create a killer piece with nothing more than a pen and some paper. Nobody proves this point better than artist Muthahari Insani, also known as SweeneyPen.

The Indonesian illustrator is known for meticulously detailed pen drawings of animals and plants, bringing nature to life with some super unique style. Owls, elephants, eagles and more leap off the page through his creative use of hyperrealism and imaginative design work. We’re clearly not the only ones who dig this work, as the talent’s already gained over 17,000 followers on Instagram, with that number consistently climbing.

We’d hate for you to be unaware of this work once the artist hits it big, so here’s a compilation of some of his best pieces. Hop on the bandwagon and check this creator’s greatest hits before he blows up. You won’t regret it.

Are you ready to take a trip through the natural world? Fair warning, it’s gonna be a bit different than normal.

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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You’re supposed to play dead if you ever run into a bear. But what if the bear’s made of leaves?

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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NOTE — you’re not high right now. This is just some seriously trippy art. Far out, man.

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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While the artist typically works in black and white, that doesn’t mean he can’t create in color.

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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And he knows how to draw a lot more than just plants and animals.

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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We’d hate to ignore the fact that this creator’s portrait game is on-point.

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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Uhh … are we going crazy, or does that owl have four eyes? Please let us know, thanks.

Nature Takes Centerstage in SweeneyPen's Hyper-Detailed Art
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Need some more pen illustrations in your life? Be sure to follow SweeneyPen on Instagram to keep up with the artist’s ever-expanding library of ink-based masterpieces. And for more killer pen drawings, check out these perspective bending pieces or these awesome food/ink combos.