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Ballpoint Pen Drawing - Behind the Glass II

"Behind the Glass II" Ballpoint pen piece commissioned by Michael Borookhim, from LA. 30 x 22"
If you would like a commissioned piece like this one, please write to me at

So how was this piece created? This is a project that had very specific requests from my client and friend Michael, from Los Angeles. It's set in his bathroom, for which he took pictures himself of it and sent them to me. He wanted a lady inside the shower, pressed against a steamed glass door (as with my previous piece called "Behind the Glass". He also had very specific ideas of what the model should look like, posture wise and features of her face.

So then what I did was take different pictures that already existed and put them together in Photoshop. This meant that I had to look for pictures that fit several aspects: angle, posture, and lighting. Then the model that was used for the body is one reference, but the face of the model was referenced from a different picture. The face had a different lighting altogether, so it had to be almost redone in Photoshop.

After the lighting and composition was done, then I had to add the effect of steam and condensation, which was taken from at least 3 different pictures.

After all this was put together then I proceeded to translate it onto the illustration board with ballpoint pen. And this wasn't only a simple reproduction and copy of the composited Photoshop reference. It was painted taking into account that some of the errors made in the compositing had to be perfected and refined during the drawing and painting of it with ink.

So there it is, in a few paragraphs of what took more than 200 hours from the time I started the research to the moment it was completed. If you read this far, thanks for your time. I always appreciate when people like you can peek on how complex the process of one of these pieces is. Peace

Ballpoint Pen Portraits - Limited Time Offer by LopezLorenzana
Ballpoint Pen Portraits - Limited Time Offer
Hello all!! have never made any official offer here in DeviantArt, and I want to share with you a great an affordable option. I can draw a portrait with ballponit pen for you, which includes a free frame like the one shown in the picture. Is a great option as gifts, or as personal collection.

Send me a Note and I'll get back to you ASAP. Cheers!
Photoshop Realistic Portrait and Video by LopezLorenzana
Photoshop Realistic Portrait and Video
Hi everyone. This is the final version of this piece made in Photoshop CS5 with a Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. No special brushes used, only those native to Photoshop.

Link for the time-lapsed YouTube video:…
Model: Melissa Belt


Nathan Lorenzana
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I'm an artist interested in exploring the limits of simple media. My other great love is music and composition. Both forms of expression have helped me know and understand myself better, and have been my two greatest companions throughout life.
Hi everyone, I haven't been uploading new pictures lately because I have been focusing on creating a website with free tutorials and articles to help artists draw the human figure realistically. I'm very excited about it and this tutorial has already been shared many times and have had thousands of views on it already. 

Go see this tutorial here and let me know what you think:…

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Tons of classical music
  • Reading: "I Am That"

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Papkalaci Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Congratulation! You have amaizing ball pen! :) 
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
FabianaAzevedo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! You're amazing!:clap: Your art is wonderful! :+devwatch:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Fabiana!
bartmoods Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Undoubtedly, you are a genius!
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