Optimus Prime BIC Pen drawing

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  1. Arkvander

    Arkvander Optimal Optimist TFW2005 Supporter

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    Mods, please move this if General isn't where it goes, I wasn't sure.

    For anyone who appreciates some good art, check this out:

    Optimus Prime Drawn Only Using Bic Pens - Geekologie

    This guy did this drawing with only red, blue and black BIC pens! That is some serious talent. Also check out his Christopher Walken (link is below the Prime pic).
     
  2. Auto Morph

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    Holy f...

    *drops down dead due to just witnessing sheer awesomeness*
     
  3. Omnius

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    That is absolutely stunning!
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

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    Just amazing.
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    That's certainly impressive, but I wonder how much of the time was spent just on shading, due to the thinness of the bic pen lines.

    I can't draw for beans, but I've always imagined that a talented artist could make something impressive with any drawing tool, be it expensive art markers, digital tools, or a pencil you can get for a few cents at a dollar store.

    I'm not trying to degrade this piece, just saying its not much more impressive because pic pens were used.
     
  6. Ktulu

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    It does look good but I don't necessarily think only using the pens is a big deal, but maybe it's just because I've drawn with those forevar.
     
  7. Gingerchris

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    Filled up a lot of school notebooks with Transformers artwork did you? I know I did. :) 
    It's a really nice drawing regardless of what was used to produce it. I don't think it should be overpraised just because it was done using Bic pens though.
     
  8. John_Force

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    It's stunning. I had to take a couple of deep breaths after I saw it.
    I think he's asking too much for it, though.
     
  9. Dran0n

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    Goddammit. That's amazing.
     
  10. MACRAPTRON

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    That's not even an original drawing, dude has just copied an existing image. What am I supposed to scream OMG at, the patience for drawing with BIC pens?
     
  11. Blitz.

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    I'm kinda happy someone else pointed this out.
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    Its a nice trace with some cool rendering. but I'd much rather commish some one from Radicons to make an orginal
     
  12. Wingwolf77

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    As someone who can draw and paint. That is very cool.
     
  13. D-Unit

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    That's amazing. I couldn't come close to something liek tha twith pencils, let alone pens. Very nice.
     
  14. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    That is VERY impressive.
     
  15. Murasame

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    outstanding!
     
  16. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I dunno..depends on if he actually traced it or used that render as a reference..seems like the first option I have to admit - looks way too close.. but if it's the second one I'd say it's still pretty impressive.
     
  17. Galva-Cannon

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    Personally I do think it's impressive that only three Bic ball point pens were used. Because if he made any mistakes while trying to create different shades of the three available colours, it would have been permanent.

    Obviously there is plenty other drawing media where mistakes are pretty permanent also, but you usually don't have the added difficulty of having to approximate every shade from only three colours.
     
  18. Feralstorm

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    Possible tracing aside, I am impressed with the ball-point technique. I consider it a mark of artistic skill to work with the strengths, or around the limitations of any given medium. (run into enough people in this biz who can't/won't work non-digitally, or refuse to go outside their artistic 'comfort zone' to expand their abilities.

    Though for all I know, this person's comfort zone is recreating other people's pics using ball-point pens and nothing else, so who knows. :) 
     
  19. garibaldiprime

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    Now THAT is an artist!
     
  20. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    That's always the tricky thing with art. What weighs more, the idea or the technical skill? There's people out there with insane technical skills that aren't able to draw anything other than generic space marines, and there's also people who have great ideas but aren't super-gifted in the execution.

    I do think that using just three colors of BIC pens and getting all these different tones is a great technical skill, but yeah, if it turns out he just traced the existing cgi promo image, that would definitely devalue the work. Why wouldn't he create an entirely new image with those skills?
     

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