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Made only with Bic Ballpoint! This was sooo fun!
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bms-DA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really enjoy your ballpoint pen drawings.  They are very detailed and demonstrate your excellent technical skill.  The owl's feathers around the eyes are especially well done.
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Hapi Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
wonderful :)
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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eleveninfinity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
I could stare at this detail for hours! Amazing work! I don't understand how you can get mid-tones like that with a Bic Ballpoint. You inspire me and prove that I still have tons of room for improvement.

I'm sure you're busy, but if you have a second, please check out a couple of my charcoal portraits and tell me what I need to do to bring it to this level. Thanks man!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Travis, you are already very good. I looked at most of your portraits you have in your gallery and they are already really very good, I am sure you are aware of that. Here is my tip of how to improve to the next level you might say. 1 different kinds of strength of pencils, they have a use, hard, soft etc. especially in shadowning and details in skin etc.
2. try to spend more time on detail and texture of skin,really take a good look at the thing you are drawing and really observe every detail. Make smoother borders at shadows. I know it takes more time and that can be painful but its worth it. The same goes for charcoal. there are different strengths, soft, hard etc, but best is pencils. for very dark areas you can use a STAEDLER LUMOGRAPH 8B. That is just as black as charcoal but a bit more waxy and still "pencil" works perfect for what I see you try to do. Skin I would do with pencils though.

if you want to go into ballpoint art, then you have to have time and patience. dont use pressure on the ballpoint, just lightly cross hedging layer after layer. if you get annoyed with how long it takes, drop that project for a while, paint or draw something else with something less detailed and get back to it later when you are ok again! :) if you loose patience and you make a mistake with ballpoint.... you are ... anyhow. good luck! :) cheers, Hieronymus
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eleveninfinity Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for looking at my gallery! A complement coming from someone as talented as you really means a lot! Typically, I just use 2B, 4B, and 6B charcoal pencils and a kneading eraser. My problem is that I don't really know what to use for the mid-tones. I find myself using whatever pencil I have in my hand until it needs sharpened and then I switch to the next one. Besides lack of knowledge on what pencil to use where, the other main problem I have is finding a high enough quality picture to see the smaller details. I feel like I can replicate just about anything but when it comes to imagining textures and details I tend to be quit intimidated.

Besides these things, I will take your suggestions into consideration on my next portrait and really test my patience. Perhaps I will try a couple graphite pieces before I move onto my next medium of choice, pastel! :new:

Thanks again my friend!
Travis
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Quadrilattrill Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nailed it
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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Kawabangaa Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
AMAZING !
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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caroflon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great stuff! Really impressive!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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techillust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How awesome!
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KillinglyBlueAlmond Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Impressive :aww:
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SGM1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great use of line; appreciation of lightness of the feathers whilst preserving depth of shadow to pronounce volume and bulk. Good layout and lighting captured really well :)
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much! appreciate it!
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SGM1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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Passin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
WITH A BIC BALLPOINT!?! I am in awe
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HannaKarlsson Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :D
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of something I would do! I kinda have the same style, lol really nice
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Ipalat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Oh, wunderschön!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank!
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Ipalat Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Gerne!
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loes-xp Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
this is amazig!!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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sonia-p Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Amazing drawing!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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artisticartery Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Wow, fantastic penwork! Love the the texture you've achieved! =)
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! It means a lot coming from you!
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juliankerremans Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
wow this owl is so awsome ^^
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much man!
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juliankerremans Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Anytime :)
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jotru27 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great blackwork! Hard to get the eyes of the owl just right. Good work.
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!!
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Shadow-Wolf32 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Honestly the best owl drawing I've ever seen.
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!
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taylovestwilight Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is crazy good!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a million!
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VianaArts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good! Impressive! :) Keep it up!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hooo thank you so much! It means soooo much coming from you! I am so happy you looked at this piece! I showed some friends of mine your art and they were seriously blown away! Thanks again for all your inspiration!
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carpetsharkfreak Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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Lucyleinchen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Brilliant! *-*
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks
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velhochines Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
amazing technique =)
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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Irma1956 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how beautiful!
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much!
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Poul-Tisbey Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student General Artist
I looks fantastic! Well done, sir! Well done
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hieronymus83 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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COOLPIX P100
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