Thursday, August 23, 2012

Samuel Silvia

Samuel Silva is a lawyer and self-taught artist from Portugal.  In the above drawing he used 6 colored Bic ballpoint pens to make the 8” x 9” drawing. By crosshatching the 6 different colors in layers, he was able to create the illusion of blending, as well as other subtle shades of colors.

To see more of his work go to


Stickup Artist said...

I went to the Deviant Art site and you can really see how his technique is being refined, culminating in this flawless presentation. I'm stumped as to how he got the skin tones with ballpoint pens!

Dee Newman said...

Me too . . . I've actually tried ballpoint pens before . . . my results were nothing like this.