Artists/illustrators usually opt for sophisticated materials to create their work. But, for Paris-based art director, Jonathan Bréchignac, he prefers using the simple pen brand known as Bic and using ultraviolet ink on paper to manifest art. Using just these tools, he created complex pieces in his series, The Carpets, and The Blue Carpet.
You can only imagine how time consuming these creations were as well as the amount of determination and patience all of these pieces took. Jonathan Bréchignac literally mapped out every area of the illustrations to create symmetry and balance. His inspiration came from various types of art (French Roman, traditional Japanese, Native America, Mexican, etc., as described here) and you can see a mix of all these influencing factors.
If you're fortunate enough to be in Brussels, you can see The Blue Carpet now through February 4, 2014 at Villa Empain. After seeing his other pieces on his website, I would love to see some of his work in person! His work literally sets the theme for "less is more."