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  • Maxime Delavergne

    Ballpoint Pen painting Credit: Shane McAdams

  • Bethany Susan

    amazing artwork

  • hook&eye design

    Ballpoint pen art by Brooklyn artist Shane McAdams

  • KathleenNinja Hermesch

    The Coolest Art We’ve Ever Seen From A Ballpoint Pen - HOW BROOKLYN ARTIST SHANE MCADAMS MAKES DAZZLING ABSTRACT PAINTINGS OUT OF BALLPOINT PENS--AND WHY HE HAS TO RENT A TANNING BOOTH TO DO IT.

  • Lexi Ortega

    brooklyn artist Shane McAdams makes amazing abstract art from a ballpoint pen.

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Brooklyn-based artist Shane McAdams makes abstract paintings out of ballpoint pens using a technique he calls "Pen Blow." He opens ballpoint pen cartridges, yanks off the tips, then, with his mouth, blows ink through the tubes onto 12-inch-by-12 inch or 24-by-24-inch panels. When the ink flows out, it’s saturated with color and so viscous that, “instead of turning to a mist, it blows out into sticky interconnected strings.”

"pen blow" painting made by yanking tip off ballpoint pen cartridge, blowing it onto 12x12 panel, and tanning it in a tanning salon so it streaks and before the UV fades the ink. by shane mcadams.

"pen blow" painting made by yanking tip off ballpoint pen cartridge, blowing it onto 12x12 panel, and tanning it in a tanning salon so it streaks and before the UV fades the ink. by shane mcadams.

pen blow 5, shane mcadams ....must try similar procedure with the blow pen...but much brighter

IL Lee (b.1952, Korea/USA) - Untitled 801. Ballpoint pen on paper, 60 x 40 inches (2001)

Back of sketchbook. Sharpie, gel-pen and ballpoint pen. / thelastbuffalo

A lawyer by trade, Samuel Silva is a self taught artist who has always been interested in drawing, sculpting and painting from an early age. His gallery of hyperrealistic portraits on deviantART has gone viral recently online. It’s astonishing to think of the detail Silva achieves with just ballpoint pens. The artist says: “I [...]

Shane McAdams, Pen Blow 70, 2011, ball point pen and resin on panel