Hello friends, today I want to participate in the art contest of my friend @axeman, continuing with the theme of realistic monochrome art, this opportunity I wanted to take in high contrast of the black pen, a face between lights and shadows, for this work I used the brand pen (bic) and white smooth cardboard surface, total working hours 10 hours.
si deseas participar aquí esta el concurso
if you want to participate here is the contest
High contrast in black pen
Paso 1 y 2 | Step 1 and 2
I make the sketch in graphite pencil, with the initials Hb-2, it is important to take into account the appropriate symmetries of the components of the face.
Paso 3 y 4 || Step 3 - 4
With the technique of hatching, the textures of the skin are applied, I am giving soft layers, trying to bring a uniform pattern, with very small linear strokes I am filling in the layers, this step is very concentrated and patient, to avoid an accident the pen, every so often I clean the tip with a cloth, thus preventing it from expelling too much ink and staining the work.
To carry out works that have a level of realism, you always have to do a study prior to the reference photography, identify the elements that are going to be drawn, have control of each space that is going to be drawn, dedicate the necessary time to each sector to be worked on, patience is essential in this type of ballpoint art, remember that the ink of the ballpoint pen is difficult to erase, there is no margin for error, but it is a great satisfaction to work with this technique due to the degree of requirement that is needed, after you do your first works you will get hooked on this wonderful technique of visual art.
Presentación || Presentation
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