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Why Does The Ballpoint Pen Art Appeal To The Masses ?



Today I wanted to discuss the connection between the tools of the trade and the increasing popularity of the ballpoint pen art.

One reason ballpoint pen art is so close to my heart is because it`s accessibility to everyone.  In order to create a wonderful piece of art, one doesn’t need a very extensive workshop or spend a lot of money on the art supplies. With a basic ballpoint pen and a sheet of paper you can create a masterpiece.

Many still don’t accept ballpoint pen art as a serious art direction, however they are overlooking one important fact, it`s becoming increasingly popular at the incredibly fast rate. New artists are discovered every single day and their fan base grows by the minute. A drawing with a ballpoint pen is close to everyone because everyone held a pen in their hands at some point - be it at school, at work or on the plane, everyone used a pen to draw something on the paper.

This art direction is not for the select few as everyone can be a viewer and everyone can try their hand at becoming an artist.

I, as a professional artist, try to reveal the possibilities of the ballpoint pen art. I see it as an independent direction and not just the drawing technique. 


-Andrey Poletaev


Why the ballpoint pen?



Today I will explain why I enjoy using a ballpoint pen and what attracts me to the cityscape. I can say with confidence that ballpoint pen art is accessible to everyone within the art movement. 

At the same time, ballpoint pen artistry can be difficult in execution and very unforgiving. 
Artist must concentrate on the object in the picture to get a better, deeper insight. 
But as we know the ultimate merger with the object can lead to its inevitable rejection. 
The drawing is the result of these contradictions where a startling contrast can be achieved using a ballpoint pen.

I enjoy drawing in modern cityscape because I see artistic as well as historical value in this style. Every city offers its own unique rhythm of life and I attempt to capture it. Images in my drawings have place in time and space. They are nothing more than an attempt to seize the moment; to preserve on a paper what we see around us on the daily basis.

- Andrey Poletaev