Thursday, January 25, 2007

Crane: Ballpoint Pen


Here is another Ballpoint pen drawing. The image of the crane was a photograph from a National Geographic magazine. I did this one day at the Lost Bean, a local coffee and tea shop where I like to hang out. It is amazing how much texture and detail you can get from an 89 cent black pen. I have really learned a lot doing these small 4" x 6" drawings. There is no color added to this drawing, my scanner seems to have picked up some yellow tones.

7 comments:

mrana said...

Love the crane ... and your other sketches. Wonderful use of a ball-pen!

Emma Pod said...

What a beautiful drawing! You do such nice, detailed work...it's hard to imagine a plain old pen was involved. Thanks for visiting my blog.

trailbee said...

Thanks for the crane. He?'s beautiful. Do you have an email address?

trailbee said...

Thanks for the crane. He?'s beautiful. Do you have an email address?

SideShowMom said...

What a lovely drawing! I love the pose he's in, just stretching, like we're not here. I love to draw from magazine photos also!

Jeanie said...

This is simply lovely and so very elegant!

Sue said...

This is a great drawing. And with an inkpen too - awesome. There's something about birds and poses they get into that's fun to capture.