“Afghan Girl” Redone Using Ball-Point Pen
“Ballpoint pens are as underestimated as they are a powerful medium,” deviantArt user VianaArts says. “A ballpoint pen is just another art tool. A tool is only as powerful as the Artist who uses it.” VianaArts (real name unknown) describes him or herself as a hobbyist who enjoys drawing incredibly detailed drawings using only ball-point pens. Their drawing “Redhead Girl” went viral about a year ago, and now their newest piece is a recreation of the famous award-winning “Afghan Girl” photo. “I always wanted to draw this ever since I first saw it when I was 8-years-old,” VianaArts says, “but kept postponing it because I lacked the skill.” If you’re curious about their technique, they currently have a comprehensive FAQ that answers most common questions (and yes, they use Bic pens).