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Here’s another sneak peek at my secret Marvel project cover that I’m illustrating with ballpoint pens. (BIC fine point ballpoint pens.)
I love drawing with ballpoint pens. It can achieve various shades of tone and texture unlike any tools except the pencil. The downside is that it’s very time consuming and unforgiving if you make a stray mark. A normal pen and ink cover takes me about 2 days to draw. (Pencil one day and ink the next.) These ballpoint pen art takes about 4 – 7 days, depending on the levels of detail.
My plan is to do all the covers for my secret Marvel project using this ballpoint pen art technique, which will be fun and challenging.