British artist Gareth Edwards creates ballpoint pen drawings of celebrities that have such detail they almost look real. It’s amazing to see how a simple tool can create such intricate images. From every strand of hair, to precise shading, to the bold colors in their clothes, these celebrities get an impressive monochrome ballpoint makeover.
Edwards’ work covers popular faces like Walt Disney, Audrey Hepburn, Jake Gyllenhaal and Natalie Portman. The artist said, “I began working in ballpoint pen because I was too lazy to sharpen a pencil, or put away my paints at the end of the day.” This lead him to choosing the humble tool he uses today. He loves the surprise his audience gets from realizing such detailed drawings were created from a tool as simple as a ballpoint pen.