Artist Samuel Silva’s Incredible Photorealistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings (PHOTOS)
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 24, 2012
The Huffington Post | By Hallie Sekoff
Original size: 75 % of an A2 paper sheet
For his “Redhead Girl,” based on the photograph by Russian photographer Kristina Taraina, he used seven different colored ballpoint pens which took some 30 hours to finish. To create such vibrant colors, Silva “cross hatches” in layers to give off the illusion of additional hues and depth.
L: Silva’s drawing; R: Taraina’s photo
For Silva, ballpoint pens are just one of the many mediums he is attempting to master. However, he writes on his DeviantArt page: ““It’s not about what you use, it’s about how you use it.”
His work bears a resemblance to Paul Cadden’s astonishing drawings; both artists display incredible attention to detail which challenges even those images captured by the click of a camera.