These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself… But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

Portugal-born artist Samuel Silva loves drawing his sketches using just everyday pens. He says that he started developing his style when he was in school, “in simple classroom sketches in the back of my exercise books. I never imagined there were so many brilliantly masterful ballpoint artists out there.”

Well, Silva is now one of those brilliant ballpoint artists, as you are about to discover yourself. Here is how he has to say about the ballpoint art:

Ballpoint pens are as underestimated as they are a powerful medium. A ballpoint pen is just another art tool. A tool is only as powerful as the Artist who uses it.

And this artist is truly powerful with his pen…

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

These 12 Ballpoint Portraits Are As Realistic As Life Itself... But They Are Also Subtly Magical!

Source: Samuel Silva on deviantART.

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