What's the use of a good old ballpoint pen? Doodling your notebooks at school? Making mustaches and black eyes in people in magazines? Forget about it. Try making incredible, photo-realistic illustrations.

Samuel Silva, a Portuguese artist took ballpoint pen art to a whole new level. Using a variety of color pens he managed to doogle paint fantastic portraits of people and animals, and some fantastic landscapes. This is truly mind-blowing! This guy is really talented and you should really check his deviantART portfolio for much more. I hope you enjoy these!

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

Mind-blowing Ballpoint Pen Illustrations

About the author of this post

I'm Paulo Gabriel, a Publicist by degree and Designer by passion with a taste for the meaningful and emotional. I work at Printi as a Designer and Front-End Developer. Here at Abduzeedo, I always try to bring you only amazing content, things that mean something for me and for those around me.