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Bic Ballpoint Girl Portrait No.1 by LopezLorenzana Bic Ballpoint Girl Portrait No.1 by LopezLorenzana
So here it is, my very first Bic ballpoint pen portrait! It was quite challenging at first to go from my previous technique of choice, pencils, to ballpoint pens.

The girl in this portrait is a very good friend of mine, Telva Mejía Tefel, who has kindly collaborated with me as a model for many recent pieces. She actually is a graphic designer as myself, and have wondered why she didn't become a model.

I have to thank Spanish master artist Juan Francisco Casas for the inspiration of discovering what is possible with one simple blue pen. I had been wondering for years if I should try it out, and have to say that I love this medium. I think I'll be including pen works from now on along with the other pencil works I've done so far.

Enjoy!
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:iconhenriqueart:
henriqueart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional
lindo trabalhoClap 
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Obrigado! :)
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Merghani96 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
aweasome!!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Thanks
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:iconmerghani96:
Merghani96 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
you are welcome 
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expressyourpic Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
the ball point is also very economical..and can be used while traveling..this above face is very pretty indeed..
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it's a very accessible instrument and easy to carry and create art anywhere you go ;)
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:iconirfanwasiq:
irfanwasiq Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
u r more than amaaaaaazing my dear
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your kind comments :)
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:iconlatestarter63:
LateStarter63 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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J-Stephen-Gazsi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
great!
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:iconlemgras330:
lemgras330 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great composition and nice job as usual Nathan! :love:
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconborjich:
BORJICH Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
INCREDIBLE!
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:iconaderes-devorah:
Aderes-Devorah Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013   Photographer
If I was the CEO of the company that made this pen, I would ditch all advertising campaigns and just show your work as an illustration of what can be done with them.

Staggeringly high talent.

Your friend looks remarkably like Milla Jovovich, actually. I thought it was her at first.

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:iconlmomjian:
Lmomjian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i think this is your best ballpoint drawing!
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:icontheonewhodoodles:
theonewhodoodles Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're absolutely amazing!
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:iconpauliberon:
pauliberon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Your work in all mediums, and especially ballpoint pen, is incredibly inspriring! I also love Juan Francisco Casas's work and it's great to know people are working in pen, amazing art!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :) I also love Casas's work, which I found after experimenting with ballpoint pen and wondering if there were artists working realistically with this medium. I'm loving it very much.
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johnnyapplesauce Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Beautiful work!!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconastralkidx:
Astralkidx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First go with Ball pen ?Amazing !
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, first go and fell in love with it :) Thanks.
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:iconfatehpur:
Fatehpur Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where's the cross hatching and strokes?
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The cross hatching is not as obvious here due to the resolution of the image, but they were made very lightly.
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:iconfatehpur:
Fatehpur Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that must be some resolution, what is the resolution?
Did you scan or take a picture of your drawing?
If I did such light strokes, I would have to edit it to darken the
strokes.
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It was a quick scan, and the original image is around 7 x 10 inches.
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:iconfatehpur:
Fatehpur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long did it take for you to draw this portrait?
Must have taken several hours, I presume. I am familiar
with this medium, very much. Actually I discovered your
drawing in a group yesterday when I was submitting a drawing.
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It took me around 10 to 15 hours, it's my first attempt at drawing with ballpoint.
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:iconfatehpur:
Fatehpur Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Your pen must have glided quite nicely.
Yes, drawing with the pen is time consuming.
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:iconrockywhitesox:
Rockywhitesox Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Brilliant job, how long did it take you?
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. It took around 10 to 15 hours.
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:iconvianaarts:
VianaArts Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb quality! Very good!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconartisticartery:
artisticartery Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Absolutely brilliant! Love the finished piece. Hope to see more of your ballpoint pen works =)
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate your comment very much seeing the beautiful renderings you create with pens :)
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:iconartisticartery:
artisticartery Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
You're very welcome. Definitely you deserve it! You did an exquisite penwork.
Btw, thank you so much for your kind words and the dWatch! ;)
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconbr0066:
Br0066 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God,it's so fantastic!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:icon8dfineart:
8DFineArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013   General Artist
Amazing how you create so many different shadings only with a ballpoint pen and without erasing! Looks very photorealistic, like a print on a newspaper!
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:iconlopezlorenzana:
LopezLorenzana Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yeah, the inability to erase is what makes it so challenging but rewarding in the end :)
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