Ball Point Pen

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on 16 Dec 2010 9:08 PM

Here is a Ball point (Paper Mate) pen drawing I did 6 years ago. Hope you Enjoy Smile

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brown1006 wrote
on 25 Dec 2010 3:43 PM

Wow, that is tight. I love drawing with pens and fountain pens or any kind. It kind of reminds me of the wizard of Oz. Great detail.!!

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on 27 Dec 2010 6:55 PM

THANK you for comment. Yesss....I love Pen, Its almost like getting super fine detail with the same value Charcoal gives and no mess LOL!

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ElaineVech wrote
on 2 Jan 2011 8:04 AM

I've seen ball point pen art around and I'm wondering -- what type of pen do you use? I'm learning colored pencil and believe that ball point pen would be a great method to combine with it, if nothing else, then for my signature! LOL It is permanent, I assume, acid-free and all that? How about water-resistant in case I want to toss in some watercolor? Tips appreciated.

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on 2 Jan 2011 12:30 PM

Well I tend to use the brand "Paper-mate" although "Bic" ballpoint Pens do give the same effect and sometimes a different purple-ish hue of black. I am currently working on a piece that is 85% ballpoint and little colored pencil. When using pen to lay the foundation of value, I try to not come back after my values are set and color real rough with colored pencil. Sometimes it takes away from the values of a pen drawing. If i ever do use colored pencil, its to indicate that the drawing is suppose to look antique, so i lightly shade over the ballpoint. Then again, that's my preference and Nooooo, I would never try and throw water color over ballpoint. LOL! Trust me...water color will destroy ballpoint any day. I would seriously do some research and figure out what types of pens are water resistant. Wink

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ElaineVech wrote
on 2 Jan 2011 12:51 PM

Thanks for the answer. (When I asked you, I was doing my research! LOL)

Colored pencils are wonderful. You're so talented with the pen, you should really consider one with all colored pencil. Bet you'd do great! This one you posted is very nice.

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on 2 Jan 2011 4:33 PM

LOL!!! sorry I couldnt Help...Let me knw if you come across any waterproof pens..

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brown1006 wrote
on 4 Jan 2011 9:15 PM

i think you can buy a SPACE PEN for 25.00? its water resistant, rights upside down, no gravity, because you know i find myself in those situations all the time! oh ya, i totally know what your saying about the mess of charcoal, i dont know how many times ive rubbed away something ive just spent a lot of time on, i love pens.

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on 4 Jan 2011 9:33 PM

Really? Im gonna look into it...Pshh tell me about it man, Charcoals the messiest thing in the world but nothing else compares to the depth Charcoal gives... beautiful...

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Jerry Stith wrote
on 18 Jan 2011 7:37 PM

Do any ballpoint pen artists use archival ballpoint pens or refills?
Here's a list of archival ballpoint pens or refills I've found. Does anyone know of any colored archival ballpoint pens not on this list?

BallPoint Archival Oil Based Inks: DIN/ISO 12757-2
*Papermate Stick 2020 Fine Red P27325
DIN standard ink for high standards of performance
*Papermate Stick 2020 Fine Grn P27345
DIN standard ink for high standards of performance
*Papermate Stick 2020 Med Grn P27645
DIN standard ink for high standards of performance
*Papermate 2020 Blue 1.0 tip Stick
DIN standard ink for high standards of performance
*Stick Ball Pen Medium Red
forgery-proof paste conforming to ISO 12757-2, line width M
*Stick Ball Pen Fine Blue
forgery-proof paste conforming to ISO 12757-2
*Stick Ball Pen Medium Black
forgery-proof paste conforming to ISO 12757-2
*Stick Ball Pen Fine Black
forgery-proof paste conforming to ISO 12757-2
*Stick 2000 Pen Medium Blue
DIN standard ink for high standards of performance
*Stick Ball Pen Fine Red
forgery-proof paste conforming to ISO 12757-2
*Staedtler Mars Multiple Casings or body designs, 430 Stick Medium,
Line width F, M, indelible ink conforming to ISO 12757-2
*Schneider SIMPLY FUNCTIONAL
*Giant refill EXPRESS 225 with wear resistant stainless steel tip
*Refill EXPRESS 75 with wear resistant stainless steel tip
interchangeable refill, waterproof ink ISO12757.2 A2
*Schneider: Express 740 ballpoint refill X20 Giant Refills ISO 12757-2H
*Stride Inc Schneider® Express 775 Permanent ink is ISO 12757-2H.
Medium point is 0.6mm. Fine point is 0.4mm.
*Stride Inc Schneider® Express 775 Permanent ink is ISO 12757-2H.
*07751 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 775 Ballpoint Refills - Fine (BLACK)
*07752 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 775 Ballpoint Refills - Fine (RED)
*07753 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 775 Ballpoint Refills - Fine (BLUE)
*07761 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 775 Ballpoint Refills Medium (BLACK)
*07762 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 775 Ballpoint Refills Medium (RED)
*07763 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 775 Ballpoint Refills Medium (BLUE)
*07764 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 775 Ballpoint Refills Medium (GREEN)
*Stride Inc Schneider® Express 785 Permanent ink is ISO 12757-2H.
*178601 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 785 Ballpoint Refills - Medium (BLACK)
*178603 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 785 Ballpoint Refills - Medium (BLUE)
*Stride Inc Schneider® Express 735 Medium point line width is 0.6mm. Fine point line width is 0.4mm. Ink is ISO 12757-2G2 waterproof.
*07351 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 735 Ballpoint Refills - Fine (BLACK)
*07352 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 735 Ballpoint Refills - Fine (RED)
*07353 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 735 Ballpoint Refills - Fine (BLUE)
*07361 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 735 Ballpoint Refills - Medium (BLACK)
*07362 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 735 Ballpoint Refills - Medium (RED)
*07363 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 735 Ballpoint Refills - Medium (BLUE)
*07364 - STI - (UPC: ) Schneider Express 735 Ballpoint Refills - Medium (GREEN)
*Stdtler Retractable BallPen Tub10 42125S Retractable ballpoint pen
blue forgery-proof paste conf. to ISO 12757-2
*ZENO Ball Point Pen
permanent black ink conforming to DIN ISO 12757-2
Solid tip with HAUSER Ceramic Ball writing strokes SF (0.6mm)
writing capacity: 0.9g / 1,000M
*Parker Pen
*Parker makes archival quality refills conform to the ISO standard ISO12757-2
*Pelikan Perfect 237
colours: blue, red black With the permanent ink conforming to DIN ISO 12757-2.
Widths: F = fine (0.8 mm Ø), M = medium (1 mm Ø), B = broad (1.2 mm Ø)
Solid tip of stainless steel, tungsten carbide ball

The ballpoint pen companies new archival inks are being marketed as (security inks or pens)

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Jerry Stith wrote
on 18 Jan 2011 7:44 PM

COLORED BALLPOINT PENS AND REFILLS (PACKAGES)

I’m posting 55 major ballpoint pen or refill names that are on the marketplace. There are many different colored pen packages or refills within this list. I’ve been on the WWW from the year 2000 therefore realize ballpoint pen artists are having difficulties locating oil based ballpoint pen. This list will certainly help people locate new materials to work with. Do you have any colored pens or refills not found on this list?
Your friend, Jerry Stith

1. STAEDTLER® 10 colors: ball 432 ice colours
2. OMAS BALLPOINT PEN REFILL FOR 360 COLLECTION
3. OMAS BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
4. MONTBLANC CLASSIQUE, BOHEME, STARWALKER BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
5.LAMY PDA REFILL
6. FABER-CASTELL D1 MINI BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
7. DELTA BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
8. CONKLIN BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
9. BEXLEY MULTI-MAX BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
10. AURORA MINI OPTIMA BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
11. AURORA BALLPOINT PEN REFILL
12. MONTEVERDE ARTISTA KIT BALLPOINT PEN
13. Staedtler® 1.4 Maxum™ Ballpoint Pens
14. Staedtler® 1.6 Maxum™ Ballpoint Pens
15. STAEDTLER® stick 430 M
16. STAEDTLER® stick 430 F
17. Schneider® Express 735 Giant Ballpoint Refill
18. Parker® compatible Schmidt® P900 M
19. Schmidt® Pressurized Refill to Fit Parker
20. Schmidt® Refill to fit Parker® Ballpoint Pens
21. Schmidt Easy FLOW 9000 Refills
22. Schmidt® Broadpoint Refill to fit Parker Ballpoint Pens
23. Schmidt® Mini BallPen Fine point Refill
24. Rotring® compatible Mini Ballpoint Ink Refill
25. Schmidt® P950 Megaline Pressurized Refill
26. Schmidt® easyFLOW 9000 M Refill
27. BALLPOINT REFILLS FOR LAMY
28. WATERMAN BALLPOINT REFILLS
29. Sheaffer Standard Ballpoint Refill
30. Parker Standard Ballpoint Refill
31. 4 color Multi System pens refills M21
32. 4 Cross Refill Colors
33. Schneider® Express 56
34. Schneider® Express 785
35. Schneider® Express 775
36. Schneider® Express 735
37. 4 colors ballpoint pen
38. 10 colors ballpoint pen with kid model/promotion design on top
39. Grand: 10 color ballpoint pen with rope on top
40. 4 colors ballpoint + 1highlighter (on top)
41. Multicolor Pen 4 colors ballpoint
42. Rainbow 10 color ballpoint pens
43. Grand Multicolor 10 colored ballpoint pen
44. 7 Multicolor Ballpoint pen
45. Pentel RSVP 7 ballpoint pen colors
46. 10 Color Ball Pens
47. Reporter 4 Compact
48. Monteverde Cross® compatible Ballpoint Ink Refill
49. Parker 10 color ballpoint pen refills
50. Cross/ Waterman ballpoint pen refills
51. Sensa & Fisher ballpoint pen refills
52. Schefeild: Frosty 9 color ballpoint pens
53. Shanghai Weijun 12 ballpoint pen colors
54. Schefields Easygrip 7 ballpoint pen colors
55. Schefield Prism 10 ballpointpen colors

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Jerry Stith wrote
on 18 Jan 2011 7:48 PM

sanjoricandepuerto, http://jerrystith.multiply.com/ this is my Ballpoint Pen Art International site. There are 1,000 ballpoint pen artists and 7,668 drawings posted that you might like. By the way; people love colored artworks.

Cheers, Jerry Stith

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Jerry Stith wrote
on 18 Jan 2011 7:52 PM

So sanjoricandepuerto, how many ballpoint pen only drawings do you have? I've got about 2,000 posted dude. You're a great draftman.

Cheers, Jerry Stith

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on 18 Jan 2011 9:09 PM

Wow,  Thank you for all information Jerry, It will come in handy real soon in the future. As of right now, my portfolio only contains a few ballpoint works, this one and a few others but on a smaller scale. I have decided to try and stick with ballpoint and take on more commissions using pen, I get tired of pencil haha. Ill be checking out your site soon!! :) Thanks again Jerry**

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Jerry Stith wrote
on 19 Jan 2011 11:08 AM

Vinnie, how is it going out there today my friend. I have around 3,700 ballpoint pen doodles, sketches, renderings, drawings and illustrations. I have that many pictures because a pen and paper went with me everywhere  for 30 years as an outdoor artist. Nothing in the world is better than working in real time, outside or from life in my opinion Vinnie. I drew with a pencil for five years before going into a ballpoint pen. Always use 100 lb. paper or thicker to prevent warping if piling on lots of ink is your style. Rage or watercolor papers are best for dark rich colors and hard surfaces produce quick pictures.

Pretty or beautiful pictures out sell all other materials. Do most people have beautiful houses or weird houses Vinnie. My site has around 1,000 artists and only about 45 work with colored inks. That’s why colored inks are difficult to locate. If people don’t buy colored ballpoint pens the manufactures will discontinue producing them. I’m certain that you’ll be very surprised of what other ballpoint pen artists have done. I say that because I was! I suggest you check out colors, knockout some landscapes, still-life pictures and get into backgrounds via your portraits.

I certainly suggest getting your own site Vinnie. The ladder of success is based on massive hard work my man. My Multiply site is rather user friendly and free as a starter place. The big leagues or going national an international is no small task Vinnie. I've been doing ballpoint art for 42 years and artworks for 55 therefore my Bio page is some what longer than others.

Your friend, Jerry

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