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There are some artists here who do wonderful work with cheap pens. Well, last night some friends decided we should draw with Bics. (I'd just been in the gallery of Demented_She_Penguin who does wonderful work with those little buggers, so I decided to give it a shot...)

I used one ball pt & one felt. The drawings are a litttttttle heavy, but hey, I haven't used Bics in an eon! (I gotta blame someone...)


I won a contest for consuming the most ink in a drawing since the 1400s. The prize: A drawing by their dog! (For real: Their dog did a drawing with her paw! I'll upload it tomorrow, it's a knockout...)

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Those are ornaments, btw:
The first 2 are from a church; the last is just me...

Hope you're enjoying your New Year!
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Happy January everyone,

January 3, 2009
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Jan 3, 2009 7:09:15 am
a stunning fave, Mark. a special compliment on the choice of the hue and the well-balanced compo. noteworthy is the vertical downward acceleration. Nikolay

by nikolais Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 7:34:27 am
Mark I must agree with the gentleman above as this is stunning. You make light of your work with Bic's here but for me it is incredible that you can create such amazing images from such a simple device. These drawings remind me of one's you might see from long ago done in a classic style. I can't wait to see what the dog comes up with. Most important I hope your feeling better my friend.

by magnus073 Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 7:49:26 am
OHHH! Idont have to tell you, that I luuv your drawings.
And with BICĀ“s AHH MAAAN! You make me drooling for drawing again. This is incredible. More!!! More!! please! My fingers start itching for drawings. Havent been using a pencil or a brush for weeks.

by helanker Online Now!   Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 9:36:23 am
OH how wonderful. Gee, Mr. Bic you are going to get rave reviews for this. Very well done! The rose - but of course!! And what else?? Excellent.

by odie Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 10:49:43 am
Another automatic smile here. FIrst, just the title had me grinnin, then your drawings, cuz I knew where we were goin, then your narrative!! Now, I'm even chuckling-- But let me tell you, it doesn't matter what I use to draw, it always looks like something else (someday I'll you about the tree and the cow), so I'm always so impressed by whatever else someone can do.

by beachzz Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 12:14:07 pm
Fantastic work!!

by lyron Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 8:09:40 pm
Thanks for the educational bic program LOL.

I thought the challenge was like my challenges always grapping a dried up pen ;-)

by KenyaRose Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 10:05:44 pm
These are great. I love the bottom one with the cross hatching. It gives your drawing wonderful character and depth. It reminds me of a beautiful interpretation of a rose. Awesome work and congrats on using the most ink. Can't wait to see your price.

by amota99517 Homepage »

Jan 3, 2009 10:59:51 pm
WHAT? you did this with a pen... hmmm ok I have a pen right here, let me try that and get back to you LOL... on second thought I think I will stick to my camera. Stunning stuff Mark.

Keep up the fantastic work its a joy to view!!

by tennesseecowgirl Homepage »

Jan 4, 2009 12:33:45 am
A lot of ink put to real good use, Mark. Fascinating idea using such a basic tool and finding inspiration in it. Very strong presentation.

by blankfrancine Homepage »

Jan 4, 2009 1:02:04 am
nothing wrong with cheap stuff when used this way, mark.

by koosievantutte Homepage »

Jan 4, 2009 3:26:41 pm
Cheap or always depend on the hand who hold it. You did great, and the mounting is beautiful!

by gunsan Homepage »

Jan 5, 2009 6:21:26 am
thats poetry! so simple and so beautiful! you are a bloody genius :)

by groegnitram Homepage »

Jan 5, 2009 6:52:16 am
lovely work!

by 3x3 Homepage »

Aug 1, 2009 5:44:55 pm
I love this Well Done

by MagikUnicorn Homepage »


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