People are often surprised by the quality and realism possible from drawings created by simple ballpoint pens. A common misconception from people who hear about artwork done in ballpoint is that they expect cartoon style artwork in black and white. People don’t assume shading of any kind is possible apart from perhaps a simple crosshatching technique.

These 15 artists around the world demonstrate the beautiful work achievable with a humble ballpoint and the growing acceptance of ballpoint as a medium in the art world.

Juan Francisco Casas

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Juan-Francisco-Casas/219692774743894

James Mylne

https://www.facebook.com/JamesMylneArt

Vince Low

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Vince-Low/330443600423375

Pete Ross

https://www.facebook.com/pete.ross.art

Seungyea Park

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=697308375&fref=ts

Troy Archer

http://troy-archer.tumblr.com/

Nathan Lorenza

https://www.facebook.com/nathanlorenzanaart

Kevork Boyrazian

https://www.facebook.com/KevorkBoyrazianArt

Kleinmeli

https://www.facebook.com/kleinmeliart

Jacob Everett

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jacob-Everett/295006103859003

Toni Efer

http://toniefer.art.pl/

Gareth Edwards

https://www.facebook.com/GarethEdwardsArtOfficial

Sarah Esteje

https://www.facebook.com/sarahestejeabadidabou

Enam Bosokah

https://www.facebook.com/enboski

Samuel Silva

https://www.facebook.com/VianaArts