Nope, not a photograph. This is an amazing portrait drawn by 29-year-old Portugal-based attorney Samuel Silva (he says art is just his “hobby”) based on a photograph by Russian photographer Kristina Tararina. Silva’s medium of choice is standard Bic ballpoint pens on paper and this particular portrait uses eight different colors, taking some 30 hours to complete

Believe it or not, this is not a picture. It is a ballpoint drawing done by the artist Samuel Silva-amazing!

BIC ballpoint pen drawing by on @DeviantArt

What an amazing drawing! BIC ballpoint pen drawing with reference to photo by the talented photographer James Houston, for the Drawn entirely freehand without the use of grids or initial pencil sketch in approximately 20 hrs.

A drawing of Asima Sefic.

Samuel Silva Quintessentially Redhead - Ballpoint Pen on paper For unknown reasons this will only display its normal colours on a computer screen, phone screens are making the colours too strong.

Red On Red Girl | August 28, 2012 · by jonnywp · in Art / Design , Art works , Feature

Drawing-nail t's actually a ball point pen drawing by Portuguese artist Samuel Silva, based on Kristina Taraina's photograph "Redhead Girl." Silva used seven different colored pens and spent nearly 30 hours to recreate the photo.

Samuel Silva BALLPOINT PEN art

Amazingly Realistic Drawings Created with Ballpoint Pens

Baby Cradled in Dad's Hands - Bic Ballpoint Pen Took aprox. Baby Cradled in Dad's Hands - Bic Ballpoint Pen

Colour pencil drawing of ' The Red Queen' by Maja Topcagic. Faber Castell Polychromos colour pencils on Cream Canson Mi-Tientes paper. Reference Photo ' The Red Queen' by kind permissi.