5/10/16

Ballpoint is not dead


Have you seen Richard Johnson's work? He's an artist for the Washington Post who amongst other subjects has covered the wars in Afganistan and Iraq embedded with the military as a sketch artist. If that's not unusual enough - his sketches only in ballpoint pen!

After looking at his latest work I decided to have play with ballpoint myself while the kids do their homework and watch TV. Check out Richard's work here.
 

5 comments:

MiataGrrl said...

Fantastic hatching, Murray! You nailed the delicate shading on faces well. I occasionally pick up a ballpoint too, but I find hatching to be the hardest part about it. . . the faces of my people come off looking like the Wolfman. :-)

- Tina

dina said...

wow

Murray Dewhurst said...

Thanks for your comments Tina and Dina, I'm sure you're being a bit hard on yourself Tina!

Brian Gnyp said...

Yeah, he has a nice and accurate pen style. He probably works quite fast too.

Murray Dewhurst said...

Hi Brian - another ballpoint officianado!