Leave the average person to their own devices with a pen and pad and they're bound to create your run-of-the-mill doodle, complete with squiggly lines that lead to nowhere. On the other hand, Cambodian artist and graphic designer Visoth Kakvei utilizes that same simple medium to create intricate illustrations that manage to pull the viewer into the page.
Some of Kakvei's latest illustrations include 3D illusions that make multi-colored, sparkling geometric figures appear to float off of his notepad, blossoming roses illuminated by digital coloring and shading and an incredibly detailed sketch of flower bushes that demonstrate his ability to create depth.
According to his bio, the Maine-based artist counts "nature, floral wildlife and everyday stuff" among his artistic inspirations. Kakvei uses a freehand technique to create all of his artwork. Each piece takes him anywhere from three to six hours to complete, which obviously takes an incredible amount of focus and attention to detail.
If you're searching for eye-catching, unique and affordable art online, many of Kakvei's art prints are currently available for sale at society6.com. Prices range from $30 to $35. Among the various prints for sale are selections of ornate animal illustrations, artistic renderings of popular landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower, as well as Kakvei's interesting graphic take on the famous Iwo Jima statue.
To get a closer look at some of Kakvei's most stunning creations that aren't yet available for sale, check out his Instagram page where he transforms random objects like a banana, a pile of snow or even his hand into artistic masterpieces.
Kakvei's amazing body of work is all the inspiration we need to continue to try our hand at more intentional doodling, which has been scientifically proven to help with improving focus, memory and creativity.