See...I wouldn't have noticed that if you didn't point it out silly.
I work with pencils and I have heard with ink you have to improvise if there are slight variations or mistakes made. I never was confident to try it myself, but I still think your piece looks wonderful. You did it without the safety net of having an eraser or step back option.
Hehe, usually it takes a couple tries when i start to draw something, just to get the feel. Tend to start from the most difficult part, if i can pull it off okay, then the rest will follow naturally, this approach because it would suck to ruin a drawing when it is nearly finished and i screw something up in the most difficult part i postponed till last moment
I can see how that helps. I tend to like to get all the early mistakes out of the way. I hate reworking a piece. It is a bother and I end up getting a mental block keeping me from doing a good job on it the second time around. I feel like saying, "Been there, done that." I just don't see the point in it when I have already mentally defeated myself. Practice is different. I'll draw the same thing repeatedly if I notice improvement or learn new techniques. It is fun to see yourself evolve with style like that.
I agree and sometimes it's nice to try out some goofy-crazy stuff you'd never even thought about before, you should test the ballpoint pen-ink-tea -combination, it gets some interesting results, an artist here in deviantART is doing awesome stuff with it, here's the link for inspiration
I'm a bit a loss for words... this is stunning. You managed to do such a great piece only with a ballpoint pen. There's a great feeling about the volumes on this sketch. What else can I say ? I love it ; )
Well i've drawn since i was less than 1 years old and my mother draws portraits, so i kind of got it from her I did go for a School of Arts and Crafts years ago and graduated as a media-assistant but they didn't teach this stuff there...so i guess i'm mostly self learned through experiment and experience.
It was funny, a cheap 1 euro ballpoint pen from a local office store my mom is working in, she showed the drawing to her boss and few co workers and said "this is what these pens can really do if needed, with only one euro!"