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   SPUCK  Wednesday Aug 29 01:41 AM

August 29, 2012 - Penmanship

Yep you guessed it. This a pen drawing NOT a photograph.

Mr. Silva, 29, does these pictures using only ball point pens. He creates intermediate colors by hatching the colors available.

Check out his other nice works at:

Adak  Wednesday Aug 29 01:56 AM

Nice kitty! < backs slowly away trying to look as big as possible >

Griff  Wednesday Aug 29 07:02 AM

Mind boggling. Preparing tiger is always difficult what with the heavy lifting and the vengeful mate stalking your dinner guests.

infinite monkey  Wednesday Aug 29 07:39 AM

Where do folks get all this talent? Some of us have none!


Sundae  Wednesday Aug 29 10:58 AM

I bet Mr Silva isn't as funny as you.

footfootfoot  Wednesday Aug 29 11:30 AM

check out the Wyeth family sometime.

NC Wyeth
Andrew Wyeth
Jamie Wyeth

Gravdigr  Wednesday Aug 29 04:54 PM

Very cool pic.

Iz walpapurr.

Know why tigers are cooler than lions?

Tigers purr.

orthodoc  Wednesday Aug 29 05:43 PM

Unbelievable. Gorgeous.

Seriously, tigers purr? When, as they're ripping the meat from your bones?

Big Sarge  Thursday Aug 30 10:11 AM

I don't see what is so great about this. Just about anybody could draw it..............if they were an incredibilely gifted artist! Wonderfuful work!

glatt  Thursday Aug 30 10:29 AM

Source photo.
Attachment 40366

Dude's extremely talented. But I don't know if "artist" is the correct word to use. He's just copying a photograph. It requires a tremendous amount of skill and patience, but I don't think it requires much of any artistic vision. He's a highly skilled craftsman, imho. (Unless he took the source photograph, because that requires vision.)

SPUCK  Friday Aug 31 07:03 AM

Leave it to glatt to sniff out the original...

I bet you taxed your mom hiding Christmas presents.

glatt  Friday Aug 31 08:15 AM

I'd like to see him in action. Does he project the image onto a canvas and just hold ink samples next to the image to get the color right, and then trace that color? I bet it's something like that.

SPUCK  Saturday Sep 1 06:57 AM

We need someone to overlay the original with the pen. That would prove that.

ZenGum  Saturday Sep 1 08:14 AM

What are you all raving about? It's just a paper tiger.

BigV  Saturday Sep 1 04:25 PM

Originally Posted by ZenGum View Post
What are you all raving about? It's just a paper tiger.
How do you access the cellar? Your computer display must be a *lot* older than mine...I have video output but back in the day, we had a punchcards. They were paper.

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