Amazing Hand Drawn Portraits by Bartosz Kosowski


Bartosz Kosowski created these sets of portraits  with a pencil or Copic Multiliner and coloured them in PS. Bartosz Kosowski is an illustrator based in Lodz, Poland. He was educated at the Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Currently, he runs his own illustration studio called Blackbird Illustration. Dealing mostly with portraits and editorial illustration, he has cooperated with numerous Polish and international clients such as “11 Freunde”, “Perspective”, “Apent Rom”, “Delikatessen”, “Pan Tu nie Stal”, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, “Machina” and “Przekroj”. His illustrations have been selected and awarded by the European Design Awards, American Illustration and Associazione Culturale Good Design. They have also been published in Taschen’s “Illustration Now! Vol.4” and Lürzer’s Archive – “200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 2011/2012″.






Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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