Johannes Siemensmeyer Creates Geometric Renditions of Celebrities

By: Meghan Young - Apr 4, 2015
References: siemensmeyer & designtaxi
The work of Johannes Siemensmeyer, an illustrator hailing from Germany, revolves around ballpoint pen portraits of famous figures. Although using classic pens has been done before, he has put a geometric spin on the medium that gives the sketches a unique aesthetic.

Focusing not only on actors, but athletes as well, Johannes Siemensmeyer creates images that are at once simple yet full of details. What makes them particularly impressive is the fact that they also involve a ton of expression. Fleshed out with a fineliner, it's easy to see just how immensely talented Johannes Siemensmeyer is through this small collection of work. By envisioning a different style with ballpoint pens, he pushes what can be done with the blue tool.