It’s hard to believe, but these painting are made with a regular Bic Ballpoint pen. They are tricky; the simplicity of the ballpoint pen is deceiving. Artist Gareth Edwards from UK draws extraordinarily detailed portraits using only pens, creating portraits of famous celebrities as Audrey Hepburn, Walt Disney and Natalie Portman.
Initially he preferred ballpoint because it saved him from the tedium of sharpening a pencil or keeping paints back in their place. But he kept at it because of the reaction of his audience – their disbelief that such a meticulous piece could be created with such a modest foundation.
“I want my work to represent possibility, the possibility that you really can create whatever it is you want, no matter how unrealistic it may seem at”
Take a look at his master art below,