james mylne is magic

This clip of James Mylne at work fascinates me. I’ve seen completed biro (ballpoint pen) art works before but could never fathom the patience this technique demands. We had to do marker renderings in college (a hundred years ago) and I remember starting over and over and over again. It was nerve wracking. Marker rendering probably requires a tenth of the focus and discipline that Mister Mylne’s work does and this particular piece took 100 hours.

So… he is probably magic.

images via James Mylne