There have been some impressive photoreal portraits seen on the Internet that are rendered entirely with ballpoint pens, but Samuel Silva’s works are unique in that he incorporates what other similar artists neglect in their pieces: color. Silva has indeed used an array of colored pens to replicate photographs to a near mechanical level. His ability to distil texture out of the basic writing utensil is astounding. And if that doesn’t impress you, simply looking at how realistic his images are should.
Among the things Samuel Silva enjoys drawing are human beings, plants, foreign landscapes and exotic animals. He spends approximately 30 hours per portrait, but the time and effort put into his masterpieces definitely pays off. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, Silva actually draws as a hobby; he works professionally as a lawyer.
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