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lost city- ball point pens on paper by paoloamico87 lost city- ball point pens on paper by paoloamico87
pen drawing on paper (ball point pens color) 40x 40 cm 2012

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Given 2012-09-09
Drawn with ballpoint pens, the artist achieves astonishing photorealism. lost city- pen drawing by *paoloamico87 ( Suggested by 1pen and Featured by Astralseed )
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Critique by XRAIDERRAY Sep 5, 2012, 2:33:13 PM
This is how I see this picture:

The sky in comparison to the buildings and ground below it seems like it need some more shades of blue in it and the sky usually blends with the scenery and this isn't so in this picture.
The tops of the buildings look straight black and the sky is blue. I believe it should mix together to some degree.
Also, The lights seem a bit too bright in some areas where the light and the dark should have more blending like more stuff in between the bright parts and the dark ones if you know what I mean.

This is how I see it.
What do you think?
The Artist thought this was FAIR
10 out of 30 deviants thought this was fair.

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I really didn't feel like I should write a critique here, but when I read that previous critique, I decided to do it.

This is how I see this drawing:

I think your pic gives back that "I'm walking alone in the town" feeling perfectly, the lights and the contrast makes it a little creepy but still beautiful.
The positive side of using ball point pens is that you can make a very detailed drawnig, and I think the details on this drawing are enough, but still not too much, this is because I gave five stars on the vision.

I'm really curious, please tell me how many pens did you use to draw this? And how many different colors?

(Excuse me, I know my english is not perfect, I'm hungarian. Did you know that the man who invented the ballpoint pen was hungarian too?)
What do you think?
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50 out of 51 deviants thought this was fair.

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I think it is perfect the way it is ... Absolutely Wonderful!  I think I'll look at the art of those who criticise.  :-)  Hmmm I don't see any artwork of theirs ...
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k-Re Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
What kind of pens did you use?
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SarathkumarC Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hats Off
Wonderful artwork
High details makes it perfect
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swappedbits Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
And here I thought that my twenty-nine cent Bic pen was little more than useless. I'll never look at a ballpoint pen the same way again. It takes a talent that I do not possess to create without the security of an eraser to back me up. Bravo!
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duytter Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats for the DD, it is deserved ;)
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:iconmehmetcaglar:
mehmetcaglar Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:iconesalazionehg:
esalazioneHg Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice atmosphere!
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8Hope24 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PEN?! Are you kidding me? It looks like a photograph. WOW. O.O This must have taken soooo long to do... 
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obiobi8 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so luminous
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:iconmlechnyput:
MlechnyPut Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
brilliant
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Tommyfuss Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
This was not made by a human hand surely?? Its fantastic, well done!
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:iconcloudmilk:
cloudmilk Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is purely amazing.
So detailed with a wonderful work on light.
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:iconjdsvtx:
jdsvtx Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist
this is incredible !!! I have no words , jaw drops , wow !!!
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:iconblackheresy:
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Molto bella, che cittadina è? :)
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D grazie, Palermo
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:iconblackheresy:
BlackHeresy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Che bellezza, mi vien voglia di visitarla! :)
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:iconmickoc:
mickoc Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Stunning, beautiful work
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:iconladycassiopeia:
LadyCassiopeia Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sólo...estupendisimo....!!!! ( * 3 * )

Con eso tu eres uno de mis maestros grandes - admiro tu método! <3

¿Cuánto tiempo has estado practicando para esos grandes cuadros???
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lindabowen Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
This is amazing!
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:iconpareorose:
pareorose Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
grand talent , magnifique
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:icontechillust:
techillust Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconericstavros:
ericstavros Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!! in ballpoint!!! how many hours????
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, about 100 hours
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:iconericstavros:
ericstavros Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!! i admire your patiente!!
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destinysapprentice Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ball point pens?!? -dies- :faint:
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Milena2011 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Magnífico! :) :o ;) :D
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johnnyapplesauce Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Beautiful
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MarkRHansen Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is truly a fine work of art, and I am definitely a fan of your work..... even though I only just now have viewed it for the first time!
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GlitterDick Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
YOU are an artist. YOU!
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RebexTrip Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is mind blowing and stunning. Congratulations on the work and the DD.
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virtualTune Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Photographer
this is incredible. just out of curiousiti, how many weeks did this take you? o.O
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
working every day about 2 weeks, thanks :)
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fantafiction Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:omg:u r genius!!:jawdrop:
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:iconsan85:
san85 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Looks amazing!!
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navmun6485 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
exllent
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are featured here [link] :D
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks ;)
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure it is! :D
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Drae-45 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
this is drawn with ballpoint pens? well shit. its amazing
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes it's a pens :)
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How you can draw so awesome with ballpoint pens?? :omg: Just gorgeous!! :heart:
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yes it's a pens :) thanks
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutelly beautiful! You're very welcome! :D
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anqier Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is fantastic!
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eszk Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
my jaw actually dropped when I zoomed in on this.
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:iconmararda:
Mararda Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very impressive light and atmosphere!
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cashin1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Artist
Just amazing! What type of pens do you use?
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, i use ball point pens, bic cristal and steandler color ;)
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paoloamico87 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
[link] look the video and everything will be clear
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Wow you drew it so well, that I almost mistaken it for a photograph! :clap:
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