Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, Andreas von Buddenbrock has been drawing for as long as he can remember. After graduating from BASIS School of... Art in Stockholm in 2011, he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Hong Kong and the U.S. (Savannah and Atlanta, GA). Following his graduation in 2015, Andreas worked as an assistant to Swedish sculptor Anders Krisár in Manhattan, New York, before training as a Gallery Associate at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA/MoMA PS1). Today, Andreas spends his time working as an artist and freelance illustrator in Hong Kong under the pseudonym “The Ink Trail”, creating images for both private and commercial clients such as FC Barcelona, Hang Seng Bank, AIA Group, Pacific Place and more. He is the main illustrator of the "World's Largest Coloring Book", which was created in partnership with UBS (Guinness World Record winner 2018).
Working with a collection of fine-liner ink pens, Andreas aims to capture the ambience of the sites he depicts and the personality of the people he portrays. His love for black and white imagery over the years have pushed him to constantly evolve his realistic drawing style, focusing even more on contrasts, textures and overall composition. If not found working in home, Andreas can most likely be seen somewhere outside in nature, sketchbook and pens ready-at-hand. Show more