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Mallard Duck - Ballpoint Pen

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Mallard Duck - Bic Ballpoint Pen.

The mallard or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos) is a dabbling duck which breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Europe, Asia, and North Africa, and has been introduced to New Zealand, Australia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, the Falkland Islands and South Africa.[2] This duck belongs to the subfamily Anatinae of the waterfowl family Anatidae.

The male birds (drakes) have a glossy green head and are grey on wings and belly, while the females have mainly brown-speckled plumage. Mallards live in wetlands, eat water plants and small animals, and are gregarious. This species is the ancestor of most breeds of domestic ducks.

Took 78 hours to finish over a period of 3 months. Lost about 20% quality during scanning. Original photo by: Per-Axel Giertz

The size is 21cm x 29cm.

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Materials: Bic Cristal coloured ballpoint pens also Classic black Bic ballpoint pen and Classic Green Bic ballpoint pen on 280g/m2 A3 smooth paper.

Artwork © Samuel Silva - `VianaArts 2015 All rights reserved.

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OnikuhHobbyist General Artist
Your work is gorgeous!

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Splendid ! =^-^=
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I can't believe what you can do with ballpoint pens :omfg: Absolutely stunning!
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Amazing,  is all I can say  :)
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RaptorWingsStudent General Artist
how in the world do you do these with...pens!!!!
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krizokProfessional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :)
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FataVictoria Traditional Artist
Amazing drawing, i like the colours and water drops. Details are very realistic.
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PicuiDoveHobbyist General Artist
Someday, in a very far future, I'll be able to be a biiiiit close to you, just in a microscopical way :P
Your realism is something I aim to as a goal. I'm so glad you made it this far! Amazing details.
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SasplayerHobbyist Digital Artist
Its almost unbelievable to think this was made using ballpoint pens :0 it would be nice if you had a video showing the process, id certainly watch xd
Looks really amazing and the colors are vibrant as well :)
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meregoddessHobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing that you can get such vivid and realistic colors from ballpoint pens.  This is absolutely beautiful!  I hope to see more of your work!
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Ah this is so good :)
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That is beautiful work! I love the detail you have put into it and the great vibrant colours! Well done!!
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kiborgalexicHobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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Wow! That is amazing work :clap:
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Stunning work!! 
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N1GHT0WL5Student General Artist
Oh my gosh~
You did this with a ball point pen? No way-
this is incredible
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Shreyas2000Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am totally speechless!!😲😲😲😲😲
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birdmamaHobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh...that is so good 0v0
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This is beautiful the water drops look like a potion from a fantasy move and its amazing 
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Kathi-KlimmekHobbyist General Artist
Wow that's just awesome! I'm totally fascinated by the water droplets!
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thoughttrainderailedHobbyist Traditional Artist
Really great job on the water droplets!
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WOW fantastic
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I'm not sure how the ref pic looked, but the only thing that appears off would be the water on the top of the duck's head. It just looks a mite weird, but it's all still breathtaking :D
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