Juan Francisco Casas may have cornered the market on ballpoint drawings, but there are a few other artists who are skilled with the writing stick.
Casas, a Spaniard, appeared on radars over three years ago when the Daily Mail published a story on his exhibition of 10 foot photo-realistic drawings of friends partying in Spain.
“I guess it started off as a joke, to try and make something so realistic that people would think is a photo,” Casas told the UK tab back then, speaking from Rome, his base at the time.
“I also wanted to create it with something that everyone has – a Biro. I don’t think it has ever been done before. For me it’s not that different from painting. I was trying to show that it doesn’t matter what material you use, it’s what you do with it.”
Casas only uses blue Bics and can get through several to make one drawing.
After the break, see whom else get’s their Bic on!
Above: drawing by Juan Francisco Casas.
Drawing by Juan Francisco Casas
Drawing by Andrea Joseph.
Drawing by Kenny Irwin
Drawing by Sketch.
Self portrait by Charlie Edmiston.
California Love by Charlie Edmiston.
Caddy by Charlie Edmiston.