The Intricacy of Ballpoint Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

​​​​Chris Adrian T. Concepcion, known to family and friends as Chad, is a bank officer turned ballpoint artist. In 2013, he resigned from banking and braced a new direction in life. At this time, he ventured into a couple of businesses which unfortunately flopped. From those failures, he searched deep in himself and started to make a drawing on a piece of paper, trying to make a plan for his future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimately the plan never got written, rather drawn. With a ballpoint pen, Chad drew an illustration of a tree being struck by lightning. He has tried since then to improve that which was forgotten in him. Chad went back to the basics of sketching, using hatching, cross hatching and stippling among other techniques and also watercolour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On average of 30 hours, his works show a semi-realistic representation of his subjects. Whether flora or fauna, he depicts vivid portrayals and looking closer modulates the intricacies of his works.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballpoint pen artwork was introduced and eventually proliferated in the mid-20th century using ballpoint pens that are easily available, convenient. It has become a versatile art medium for both doodlers and professional artists.

 

 

 

 

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Please reload

#whatsindahouse? Illustrator/painter JV Totañes takes on 14 day quarantine sketch challenge

July 5, 2020

1/10
Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload

A quarterly online magazine for Filipinos in Europe, published by Rachel Publishing Company in Stockholm, Sweden. Its aim is (1) to uplift, create awareness and appreciation of Filipino culture and lifestyle (2) to serve as a bridge to lessen the gap between the expatriate communities of Filipinos living in various parts of Europe (3) to highlight touristic and historical places of interest in our home country in order to encourage and enhance local travel, tourism and commerce.

All Rights Reserved ©2009-2020
Roots&Wings Filipino Magazine in Europe
Reproduction without explicit
permission is prohibited.