Since 2014・Volume 7
2018 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Mar2018~Dec2018
Andrey Poletaev Lugansk, Ukraine
2017 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Dec2016~Dec2017
James Mylne London, England
Dave Warshaw San Diego, California
Andrey Poletaev Lugansk, Ukraine
2015 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Nov2014~Nov2015
Allan Barbeau Dublin, Ireland
Joker Johnson James Mylne PICKSSPECIAL
''I don't think Boris Johnson is what he tries to get across on camera. His silly behavior and humorous banter serves to make people feel at ease and get people to trust him but there is more beneath that 'painted face' of his.'' ...
pictured : Joker Johnson, 2019.
Juan Francisco Casas Madrid, Spain
This is one the ballpoint drawings for my exhibition, Non Piangere, inspired by Artemisia Gentileschi. Her iconic works serve as the basis to instill my own characteristic iconography around the female body...
Artemisia, Judith, Rachel , 2020. © J.F. Casas
2020 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu
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Nathan Lorenzana Guatemala City, Guatemala
The colors I'm using are part of the ochre/orange palette, along with some purples and blues for shades and layers of skin tones. Many ask how I achieve skin color, and is a complex answer because it depends ...
Portrait commission , 2020. © Nathan Lorenzana
2020 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu
Read about these artworks in the artists' own words in The Ballpointer PICKPIECE archives.
Click on the artwork to see the archived PICKS. All artwork © respective artists.
Sex, Drugs & Ballpoint Pens Scott Mackie Aberdeen, Scotland
If there's a rock'n roll heaven, we know they've got a helluva band. We also know the likes of Jim Morrison, Lou Reed,
David Bowie and many more dearly departed music elite have Scott Mackie to thank for providing them with encores ...
pictured : Rebel Rebel (David Bowie), 2017.
PENdemic Sheltering-In-Place PART 1 review
Pandemic is a scary word but here we are in the midst of just such a scare, facing an equal-opportunity killer virus which sees neither race, gender nor economic status, with 9,000-and-counting deaths to its credit. ...
pictured : Tokyo's telecast-only sumo tournament, screenshot.
2015 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Feb~Nov2015
Alberto Repetti Genova, Italy
DECEMBER 2014 Shane McAdams Brooklyn, New York
Ballpoint pen art without the ballpoint pen? That and more
from Shane McAdams, who literally removes the ball point
from the equation by "blowing", milking or otherwise extracting ink from ballpoints and magic markers toward artistic ends...
pictured : Cloudslinger, 2014. © Shane McAdams
2017 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Feb2017~Nov2017
2019 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Mar2019~Sept2019
Archie Smith Paphos, Cyprus
Ballpoint Art Trent Morse BOOK REVIEW
Just as so many presumptuous or naive ballpoint prodigies tripped over each other to have you believe they 'came first ', so came the race for First Place in formally documenting ballpoint pen art history...
pictured : cover art, Untitled crop, 2014. © Thomas Müller
2018 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Feb2018~Dec2018
Christopher Arabadjis New York, NY
Lennie Mace Tokyo, Japan
Yeah I went and did it, something I've always made a point to avoid: referencing pop culture within my artwork... just hate providing free publicity for corporations... Hate to admit it, I did Disney...
Minnie Mace , Nov 2019. © Lennie Mace
Nils Van der Linden Antwerp, Belgium
Described here is one of my most recent drawings, a view of the Belgium city Ghent, completed in the beginning of 2020. It took at least half a year to complete, requiring at least 20 ballpoint pens...
Ghent , 2019-2020. © Nils Van der Linden
Lennie Mace RETROSPECTACLE II Tokyo, Japan 1994-2004
By 1994, Lennie Mace had made a name for himself as an illustrator and had been exhibiting his ballpoint pen artwork in New York annually since 1990. ...
pictured : The Longer The Drool... 2005. © Lennie Mace
Paolo Amico Turin, Italy PICKS SPECIAL
Introducing a new masterpiece of ballpointing which pulls together disparate elements of history and geography and retrofits them for a 21st century audience. The artwork's title is spoiler to part of the story ...
pictured : The Fire of Notre-Dame, 2019-2020, cropped.
Auto Motives Luis Silva Villa do Condo, Portugal
In the photorealist work of Portuguese artist Luis Silva, ballpoint pen artwork can be discussed in terms of 'make' and 'model' along with color and composition. Car Talk. Gear heads meet the wine and cheese crowd ...
pictured : Porsche 911, 2016, cropped. © Luis Silva
Chen Zhen Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2016 PICKS page ARCHIVE menu: Dec2015~Dec2016
2016 FEATURE article ARCHIVE menu: Dec2015~Dec2016
Holly Cappello Portland, Oregon