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.
Yesterday I had parked right across the street from the centuries old Omkareshwar temple in Pune. I was sitting in the car waiting for a friend of mine. He kept me waiting for around 30 mins. I had a sketchbook and my drawing pen with me. I could finish this much of the drawing with the limited time and rapidly fading light.
Following are the two oil studies. Both are done on 7″ x 9.5″ handmade paper.
The first study of a lone tree is entirely done using a single color (Burnt Sienna) and a single hard brush. No black and white tones were used. The aim was to develop a texture using the hard brush and a well diluted single color.
This was an imaginary jungle landscape. The aim was to experiment with various hues of green.
A little sketch of an old barn. This was a full color oil painting in a painting book I bought recently. I drew this picture as a B&W interpretation of the color painting. I hope this captures the beauty of the black and white medium.
I drew this in my sketchbook using a Staedtler Pigment Liner 0.2 pen. This tool around 45 mins to complete.
Completed one more oil painting. This one took more than 50 hours. It came out very satisfying. Loved the look of this. The sketch in the previous post (Garden of Eden) acted as a preliminary sketch for this painting.
The painting is done in oil on canvas (18″ x 30″).
I have kept a cool color scheme in this picture (except a dash of red for the male protagonist’s cape).
The following pictures show some detailing of the same