17 Jul 2020

Ballpoint Pen Color Portraits

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Colorful portraits created using a ballpoint pen.

One glance at her work and it almost goes without saying that Kaia is a very talented artist and her portraits looks amazing. Very obvious, but still needs to be said.

There are two points that I would like to go into more detail.

 - These drawings were created using ballpoint pens; if you have ever used one, you know how difficult it is to get such a clean uniform finish. If a mistake is made, it  can't be erased as can be done with a pencil drawing, or paint over, as can be done with with a painting. Any mistakes are difficult to cover and there for the world to see.

 - The second point concerns the colors; both, the ones that have a base color and the ones completely drawn with one pen. I am used to seeing monochromatic portraits in grey (pencil) or black (charcoal and ink). It really makes a big and pleasant difference, seeing them in any other colors.

I have included a couple of WIP next to the finish drawing, so that you can see how the colors are layered.

Now it's time to enjoy the art...

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