Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 72
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, USA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 48 Times in 37 Posts

    Ballpoint Pen Art

    I came across a video of a ballpoint pen artist named James Mylne recreating Johannes Vemeer's "Girl With a Pearl Earring" (i'm sure some of you have seen the video already) and I was blown away by what he able to do with a normal ballpoint pen. Very expressive and painterly. Exploring further I stumbled across a video of an outstanding Japanese ballpoint pen artist named Shohei Otomo (whom created an impressive work with a ballpoint pen and a sharpie marker). I didn't know much about ballpoint pen art but it really speaks volumes about how the utensil is not as important as the artist using the utensil. If anyone knows more ballpoint artist or wants to discuss the style feel free to post in this thread.

    See the videos here and here.



    James Mylne -

    http://www.jamesmylne.co.uk/

    Ballpoint Pen Art




    Shohei Otomo (aka. Hakuchi) -

    http://www.hakuchi.jp/top.html

    http://www.soultravelmultimedia.com/...-shohei-otomo/

    Ballpoint Pen Art

    Last edited by Juniversal; March 29th, 2012 at 06:34 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Juniversal For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    1,221
    Thanks
    887
    Thanked 1,535 Times in 567 Posts
    Ballpoint people who work like this show an incredible amount of patience, but painterly? How?

    James Jean's sketchbooks are among my favorite examples of ballpoint pen work.

    Here's a place to start:
    http://jamesjean.com/sketch/2007/Blue/2

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bcarman For This Useful Post:


  5. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, USA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 48 Times in 37 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by bcarman View Post
    Ballpoint people who work like this show an incredible amount of patience, but painterly? How?

    James Jean's sketchbooks are among my favorite examples of ballpoint pen work.

    Here's a place to start:
    http://jamesjean.com/sketch/2007/Blue/2
    I was referring specifically to the recreation. Looks like a black and white water color painting to me. And I know of James Jean. Amazing artist. Beautiful pen work in his sketch book. Thanks for the link..

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,123
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked 690 Times in 417 Posts
    You may find this of interest:

    http://ballpointpenart-stith.blogspot.com/

    I often use ballpoint for sketching. One can achieve an attractive etch-like sort of effect with it, or use it as substitute for silverpoint pencil. I actually prefer the more "scratchy" style of drawing with it to those ultra-refined, photorealistic drawings (even though the latter do leave me in awe!)

    Another ballpoint artist whose work I enjoy:

    http://andreajoseph24.blogspot.com/

    And this one:

    http://danielgrzeszkiewicz.deviantart.com/gallery/

    This guy does delightfully humourous drawings in ballpoint (when I tried this site just now some of the images didn't load, but go have a look):

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/p.blackman/

    ____________________________________________
    My sketchbook thread:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...ight=blogmatix
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to blogmatix For This Useful Post:


  8. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Birth Place of the World, NYC
    Posts
    2,839
    Thanks
    2,658
    Thanked 1,049 Times in 685 Posts
    Gods, wasn't there a guy who posted here that was a ballpoint pen advocate to the EXTREME?

    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
    -John Huston, Director
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to OmenSpirits For This Useful Post:


  10. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Perth, Australia
    Posts
    67
    Thanks
    133
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    Gods, wasn't there a guy who posted here that was a ballpoint pen advocate to the EXTREME?
    Yeah I think's in the Worst of CA thread, I was expecting this thread to be the return of him.
    Instead it's something that actually looks quite cool.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Cincinnati, USA
    Posts
    112
    Thanks
    25
    Thanked 48 Times in 37 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    Gods, wasn't there a guy who posted here that was a ballpoint pen advocate to the EXTREME?
    lol the guy who made this thread? yea I stumbled across that thread when I did a searched before I made this thread. Guy seemed pretty wacky lol...


    Here's some of my favs from Otomo....

    Ballpoint Pen Art

    Ballpoint Pen Art

    Ballpoint Pen Art

    Ballpoint Pen Art

    Ballpoint Pen Art

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  12. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to Juniversal For This Useful Post:


  13. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,123
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked 690 Times in 417 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by OmenSpirits View Post
    Gods, wasn't there a guy who posted here that was a ballpoint pen advocate to the EXTREME?
    It's his blog I link to in a previous post. He also runs a group on Yahoo, and numerous other websites, and is the ballpoint pen's answer to Jehovah Witnesses. Indeed a rather strange guy, but he does have a huge collection of art done with ballpoints. :-)

    ____________________________________________
    My sketchbook thread:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...ight=blogmatix
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  14. The Following User Says Thank You to blogmatix For This Useful Post:


  15. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    dancing with two Persian cats
    Posts
    468
    Thanks
    1,101
    Thanked 368 Times in 228 Posts
    WOw, it's amazing too the breadth of different effects that an be achieved by ballpoint pen. Generally though, I prefer the more immediate ""hatchy" feel. I mean, I can't see much that ballpoint pen can achieve that charcoal or oils can't with much less time in terms of painterly qualities. I mean, the little lines are cool but that's about it. And you're sacrificing so much with this medium. Well, mainly it just takes so much time!

    Pilot EASYTOUCH is the best ballpoint pen I've used BTW, once recommended to me by my teacher Kirk Shinmoto(absolutely brilliant arist).

    Last edited by Aaron_; March 29th, 2012 at 04:26 AM.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to Aaron_ For This Useful Post:


  17. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Haifa, Israel
    Posts
    4,485
    Thanks
    2,462
    Thanked 2,499 Times in 1,548 Posts
    Eh, what's the (ball)point....

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  18. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Boise, ID
    Posts
    1,221
    Thanks
    887
    Thanked 1,535 Times in 567 Posts
    I think the point is just sharing. Everyone will settle into something that suits their own voice and personality. Ballpoint is just another choice.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  19. #12
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    1,531
    Thanks
    6,809
    Thanked 348 Times in 275 Posts
    I always wonder what's the point of doing such stuff? Is it to challenge the human limits and impress people by using the ballpoint pen to do stuff that it's not naturally designed to do?

    Anyway, these pen drawings are nothing compared to the ones I've seen.
    It's a pity I lost the link but the artist did full photographic drawings of human faces posing with the camera using the ballpoint pen. Not only is it so smooth and hyper-real, but it's mind-blowing.

    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  20. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    South Africa
    Posts
    1,123
    Thanks
    111
    Thanked 690 Times in 417 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon_OND View Post
    I always wonder what's the point of doing such stuff? Is it to challenge the human limits and impress people by using the ballpoint pen to do stuff that it's not naturally designed to do?

    Anyway, these pen drawings are nothing compared to the ones I've seen.
    It's a pity I lost the link but the artist did full photographic drawings of human faces posing with the camera using the ballpoint pen. Not only is it so smooth and hyper-real, but it's mind-blowing.
    Perhaps you refer to this sort of thing:

    http://www.birodrawing.co.uk/

    I very much prefer ballpoint work in which a more traditional approach is taken, with clearly visible hatching and cross-hatching, like this guy's work (already posted this link before):

    http://danielgrzeszkiewicz.deviantart.com/gallery/

    ____________________________________________
    My sketchbook thread:
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...ight=blogmatix
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  21. The Following User Says Thank You to blogmatix For This Useful Post:


Page 1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 LastLast

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside
Register

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook