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Photorealistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings by 29-Year-Old Lawyer

I‘m no longer surprised to see lawyers do their seemingly effortless pen flips so as to demonstrate the opposing side how little the situation on the floor intimidates them. What does come as a surprise, though, is learning that same Bic pen can be used to create art masterpieces in the hands of a lawyer.

Samuel Silva, a 29-year-old Portugal-based attorney, describes his artwork merely as a hobby, and Bic ballpoint pens – as only one of the mediums in his creative work. It takes time to believe that his drawings are not actually photographs, and then to absorb the information that they were created using only 8 different-colored pens.

I’m just a lawyer, art is just a hobby for me, although it takes from 5 to 50 hours to finish each drawing,″ says Samuel who started drawing when he was 2.

His work bears a resemblance to Juan Francisco Casas’ hyper-realistic Ballpoint Pen Drawings from neighboring Spain. Both artists use nothing but regular Bic pens, however Samuel uses up to 8 colors, whereas Juan settles for a blue color.

Below are five of Samuel’s best drawings.You can find more on his deviantART page.

Website: vianaarts.deviantart.com

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  • Claudine Jansen via Facebook

    huuuwaw!

  • Jackie Martinez via Facebook

    amazing

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.gepert Barbara Gepert via Facebook

    this just can’t be real:D

  • http://www.facebook.com/danielaf Daniela T Forzinetti via Facebook

    Federigo Ghigo Gabellieri guarda questo

  • http://www.facebook.com/federigo.gabellieri Federigo Ghigo Gabellieri via Facebook

    Daniela T Forzinetti prima devo vedere mentre lo fa

  • http://www.facebook.com/paul.tomlin.5 Paul Tomlin via Facebook

    wow! Puts my Biro doodles to shame

  • http://www.facebook.com/emilychuangtc Emily Chuang via Facebook

    No. Friggin. Way.
    This man’s a genius!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Brody4200 Brodicius Duckett

    The tiger is awesome

  • http://www.facebook.com/paula.tufto Paula Tufto via Facebook

    If he’s as talented an attorney as he is an artist with some Bic ball-point pens, then he should be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court!!! Simply FANTASTIC work!!! O.O

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.scialdone Gary Scialdone via Facebook

    This can’t be true

  • Lisa

    This is absolutely beautiful! I can’t believe you can get this effect from using just 8 different ballpoint pens!

  • stupidhater

    i dont like it