Last few days, I had the opportunity to interact with, and learn from the great ball point pen artist, Shirish Deshpande. Till I saw his profile on Facebook, I had never imagined that such works of art can be created using the humble ball point pens available in the next door stationary shop.

I recently got a chance to learn the art and technique of creating a painting using ball point pens. The following are 2 sketches done during the course.

This is a beach house copied from a fantasy graphic novel. I did this to get a feel of how ball point pens behave, particularly for lighted and shadow areas.

I did this sketch as part of a practice session during the training course.