A Ballpoint pen portrait of myself

in artzone •  9 months ago


Model : Rf Abol

Medium : 18cm by 18 cm A4 paper Format, ballpoint pen(e.g Bic biro)

Pen artist : Rf abol

Today i share a ballpoint pen drawing of my self that i did before i joined steemit, i will drop the progress shots, firstly i did what i call a freestyle sketch of my self with a bic biro without a grid scaling of the photo use as reference, and shaded the dark areas,thus at the photo below


After the sketch i applied pointilism and blur the sides of the sketch with BIC biro shades to give a preview of the facial look of the drawing, thus below


The above view gives how a light shade shows effect of a realistic pen art, but for a more detailed pen art a dark shade with the pen to form a blur shade wil be advisable, even though the above pen art is presentable as light shaded pen art.
But since i wanted something more filled with ballpointpen blur shades i applied another layer of close line strokes with the mindset that the white paper on which it is being drawn won't show especially for the very dark sides like the hair, nose shadows, nostrils, neck shadows etc, thus below is the outcome


Now comparison with the original photo used as reference
"Picture taken by android phone camera -Techno L8"

Final view of the pen art portrait


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Welcome to Steem @rf-abol.

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M dumbfounded
I love it


@promzyelisha. Thnks so much dear, am motivated as well by your great arts...
I must confess they are really nice dear


You are welcome

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You got some talent ...

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@rentmoney, thanks so much am grateful.


Your welcome .. . :)

You have talent for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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@breezin, aww you are such a good soul, am so grateful.. I will check the link, thanks

Very beautiful piece. Shading with pen can be so stressful. You sure gat talent bruh


@unyimeetuk thanks so much dear brother, your art piece are motivating and great as well

That is SOOO gorgeous! That you did this all with ballpoint. You must have spent so many hours practicing techniques <3


@soyrosa thanks, sure practicing or drawing with ballpoint pen is about passion, b'cos without the passion and determination, the duration, challenges an individual will encounter can easily make such pen artist abort the dream of delivering a beautiful pen art

Amazing artwork! Upvoted:)


@crystalpacheco thanks , hope to see you stop by for my upcoming post.

great job