The Ballpoint Pen Drawings of Helena Hauss

Helena Hauss, Jealous Much, ballpoint pen.

Remember those students who would doodle impressively in the margins of their three hole punch notebooks with a ballpoint pen? One of those talented folks was probably Helena Hauss. Exploring themes such as innocence lost, girlhood, nostalgia, rebellion and vice, the 29 year old artist wields a ballpoint pen like a magic wand, creating intensely detailed drawings. (more…)

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New Bic Ballpoint Pen Portraits On Ephemera By Artist Mark Powell

Sure I doodle on old envelopes, documents and newspapers, but my doodles consist of shaded cubes and poorly drawn body parts. Not those of artist Mark Powell, however. Like the work of Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas, Mark uses a Bic Biro pen to draw and shade realistic portraits. His canvases are various vintage envelopes, maps and newspapers dating back to 1819. (more…)

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The "R rated" Ballpoint Pen Drawings of Juan Francisco Casas

A friend of mine brought the amazing ballpoint pen drawings of Juan Francisco Casas (actual full name is Juan Francisco Casas Ruiz) to my attention via Twitter, which sent me to this article in the UK’s Daily Mail. Since it was published over a year ago, I was able to do a little research and find his more recent and compelling works. (more…)

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