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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 06:53 PM

This artist does impressive color ballpoint pen drawings:

Color Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Nicolas V. Sanchez
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/11/color-ballpoint-pen-drawings-by-nicolas-v-sanchez/

Sketchbook-Based Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Nicolas V. Sanchez
http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2017/06/new-ballpoint-pen-drawings-by-nicolas-v-sanchez/

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/11/color-ballpoint-pen-drawings-by-nicolas-v-sanchez/













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Reply This artist does impressive color ballpoint pen drawings: (Original post)
tblue37 Jul 29 OP
Fla Dem Jul 29 #1
secondwind Jul 29 #2
tblue37 Jul 29 #3
kag Jul 29 #9
marble falls Jul 30 #28
BigmanPigman Aug 5 #36
marble falls Aug 5 #37
LiberalFighter Jul 29 #4
paleotn Jul 29 #5
Ferrets are Cool Jul 29 #6
PatrickforO Jul 29 #7
blueinredohio Jul 29 #8
tblue37 Jul 30 #18
blueinredohio Jul 30 #22
Bayard Jul 29 #10
Duppers Jul 29 #12
tblue37 Jul 30 #25
tblue37 Jul 30 #19
tblue37 Jul 30 #20
firstwife Jul 29 #11
certainot Jul 29 #13
defacto7 Jul 29 #14
tblue37 Jul 29 #15
Rhiannon12866 Jul 30 #16
lillypaddle Jul 30 #17
TNNurse Jul 30 #21
packman Jul 30 #23
tblue37 Jul 30 #24
Doitnow Jul 30 #26
Nitram Jul 31 #35
magicarpet Jul 30 #27
ornotna Jul 30 #29
blaze Jul 30 #31
ornotna Jul 30 #34
JDC Jul 30 #30
Stuart G Jul 30 #32
pansypoo53219 Jul 30 #33
ailsagirl Aug 5 #38

Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 07:15 PM

1. Wow, the creativity and talent posted here is awesome.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 07:19 PM

2. Unbelievable!!

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Response to secondwind (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 07:23 PM

3. Look at the cheap dimestore pen he is using for his colors:



Heck--I can't even write neatly with such a pen!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:56 PM

9. I noticed that, too.

People spend hundreds, thousands of dollars on art supplies, and this guy produces this kind of quality with a four-color Bic? Wow!

I'm with you, tblue37. I can't draw a stick figure with the best of supplies. I love that our world has such talented people in it.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:46 PM

28. Its not the tool itself, its the hand and eye, and familiarity with the tool.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 03:34 PM

36. Exactly!

All the elements combined create the result.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #36)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 03:39 PM

37. And they say there's no eye in 'team'.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 07:46 PM

4. He has the eye and the touch.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 07:47 PM

5. Absolutely incredible talent.

Wow!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:21 PM

6. So much talent in this world.

Love it

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:29 PM

7. Amazing!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 08:56 PM

8. I'm very impressed. Hope this guy is making a fortune, if not he should be.

Beautiful!

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Response to blueinredohio (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 09:59 AM

18. The video on his site says he is establishing an art scholarship. In the video, he

says you don't have to have a lot to give back, which makes me think he does OK but not a lot better than OK.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #18)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 01:09 PM

22. Hopefully if he does want to do better this exposure will help him.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:15 PM

10. Great eye for color and characterization

I can't believe he's doing these with a 4 color ballpoint pen. The color blending looks like pastels.

Very talented!

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Response to Bayard (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:28 PM

12. Exactly. I do not understand how the color blending worked

with ballpoints. Just WOW.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:04 PM

25. Very fine, detailed crosshatching--e.g. red & green to create illusion of brown.

Enlarge the wooden posts in the horse stall to see what I mean.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 10:00 AM

19. I was confused about how he got yellow, but then realized he probably

just drew on yellow paper.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 10:03 AM

20. Also, if you enlarge his browns, like the wood in the horse stall, you'll realize he

gets brown by super fine crosshatching of red and green. For the African-American man, he uses red and green, but then adds blue to darken the shade and provide rich, subtle highlights.

He does that, too, for this woman's hair:

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:21 PM

11. Absolutely stunning and gorgeous

This is how god manifests himself, I believe. Look what he has done with the crudest of tools to work with. Truly touched by divinity.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:30 PM

13. gadzooks! i didn't know my favorite pen could do that

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:39 PM

14. That horse stall... I'd swear that color and style looks like something

Andrew Wyeth would have done.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:42 PM

15. That one and the portrait of the young woman are my favorites. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 12:35 AM

16. Wow! And this amazing cat!

He looks just like the very real cat who just asked me for treats!

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:12 AM

17. Incredible talent

Unbelievable medium.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 11:07 AM

21. I want to find a new superlative to describe my respect for this talent.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 01:30 PM

23. Wish I had never seen this - feel so inadequate

Amazing to be blessed with the skill and the work habits he must have practiced to achieve that perfection - Proves it's not the tools, but the man who creates

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Response to packman (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:02 PM

24. Photorealistic pencil artists (another skill that astonished me) can spend

hundreds of hours on a single drawing.

Here is a search page with a bunch of those images:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=photorealistencil+drawings&FORM=HDRSC2

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:18 PM

26. Wonderful work. I hope he has tested the pens for colorfastness! It's helpful that

the drawings are in a sketchbook that is closed most of the time.

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 11:03 AM

35. His work is clearly ephemeral unless treated.

For some, that would increase the value.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:18 PM

27. Really most look like photos rather than drawings.

Incredible art work.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 02:52 PM

29. Wonderful work, amazing talent

They're all very good. Although the left hand on the guy with the top hat is freaking me out.

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Response to ornotna (Reply #29)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 05:15 PM

31. Left hand has a glove on!

And, I think, is holding the other glove.

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Response to blaze (Reply #31)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 07:56 PM

34. Yes, I agree

But those fingers! It looks like he put four fingers into two of the glove and the last two are empty. Still, better than I could do.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 03:43 PM

30. Amazing. I have a sketchbook and I don't have single sketch that sniffs that talent.

Simply incredible.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 05:54 PM

32. A talanted artist, is an artist, and is an artist...and this person is a great artist..nt

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2018, 06:27 PM

33. i did one ballpoint artpiece. replicated an old black + white photo. turned out good

but pencil easier & i got bored.

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Response to tblue37 (Original post)

Sun Aug 5, 2018, 10:33 PM

38. Impressive, indeed!

Thank you for posting!

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