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Do you guys want to see something more amazin than graphite?

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Nyseto

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Post Mon May 17, 2010 4:08 pm

Do you guys want to see something more amazin than graphite?

This man draws with ballpoint pens...literally. How in the world does he achieve the same effect as smudging graphite and even better!?!?

Click on the 14th picture with the train going by fast, that is incredible! http://www.jrmylnearts.com/
http://www.jamesmylne.co.uk/blog/?page_id=2
Check out his video here: http://www.jamesmylne.co.uk/

All is done in cheap, plastic ballpoint pens just like the bics. The green color was obviously brought out with a green ballpoint pen. It takes him 80-100 hours to draw a picture like that because I asked him on youtube. I have personally gotten into this whole ballpoint drawing thing, and it is incredibly tough as it's very hard to draw lightly with ink without making any darker lines. I found that the secret is to use card paper, such as bristol smooth. That works fantastic and I have found that it makes a huge difference when drawing on that compared to normal paper. His technique is very simple: he draws line by line next to one another. It sounds insane, but he just kind of "feathers" at the paper with the pen and gradually fills in his outlines. Another technique I saw him using in his video is that the paper he was drawing on wouldn't be completely flat on a hard surface. Instead, he would put the paper on a higher object so that there is nothing really underneath it so when he wanted to draw in those really light areas which are tough to perfect, he would just tap at the paper with the pen and let the paper bend by itself.
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Post Mon May 17, 2010 8:56 pm

Re: Do you guys want to see something more amazin than graphite?

Bump, I want to see what some people have to say about his artwork.
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Post Tue May 18, 2010 3:32 pm

Re: Do you guys want to see something more amazin than graphite?

You might want to check out this post.
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=5420
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