See Why These Mesmerizing Pen-Based Drawings Are Going Viral

All this artist needs is a standard-issue drugstore pen and a blank canvas.

If you enjoyed the mind-bending 3-D optical illusions made by this Japanese artist, you'll be stunned by the gloriously detailed drawings of UK-based artist Olivia Kemp.

Kemp's artwork, which consists largely of black-and-white, elaborate renditions of expansive landscapes, has gone viral because of its mesmerizing attention to detail.

But there's another reason her drawings have thoroughly captured the Internet's attention: she does all of her work almost entirely with nothing but a pen.

You have to figure she buys them in bulk.

Her large-scale drawings often consist of country scenes featuring stately palaces and lush gardens. Every brick on the building and needle on the cactus is carved in with care.

"I draw in order to make sense of landscape but also to construct and re model it," Kemp wrote in the artist's statement on her website. "I build worlds and imaginary places that grow out of a need to interpret the sites that I have known, expanding and developing them across a page. This encompasses everything, from the visions of a grand landscape right down to the details of the land, the plants and creatures that may inhabit it. "

The results are nothing short of astonishing.

If you'd like to see more of Kemp's pieces, you can check our her Twitter or Instagram. And for more viral art, check out how This Japanese Artist's Insane "Balloon Sculptures" Will Astonish You.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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