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Quintessentially Redhead - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Quintessentially Redhead - Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts

Quintessentially Redhead - Ballpoint Pen on paper.

Red hair is the rarest natural hair color in humans. A DNA study has concluded that some Neanderthals also had red hair, although the mutation responsible for this differs from that which causes red hair in modern humans.

This is my final and last Redheaded Girl.

I would like to give special thanks to Ms  Maja Topčagić, photographer, for giving me permission to use her photo as reference.

Took almost exactly 365 accurately chronographed hours to finish over a period of 4 months. Lost about 30% quality during scanning. I was told at the shop only lab grade scanners could capture the lighter minute details.

The size is 15.5in x 10.2in or 39.5cm x 26cm.

Thank you for faving, sharing and watching.


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Due to thousands of questions and my lack of time to answer them all here are the answers for the most frequently asked:

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Materials: Bic Cristal Pocket Scents colored ballpoint pens 6+2: [Amazon, Staples] also Classic black Bic ballpoint pen and Classic Green Bic ballpoint pen on 300g/m2 A3 smooth normal paper.

Artwork © Samuel Silva - `VianaArts 2014 All rights reserved.
Reference photo © Maja Topčagić - All rights reserved.

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Majeeka Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Biesiada Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018
reverendspam Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work and interesting medium. I keep telling folks that art is not hard. It is practice, perseverance, and patience - something I am trying to get better at. You have mastered the craft and put your own twist on it. Keep up the good work I am looking forward to your next masterpiece.
Feuersichel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome colors *.*
veeeester400 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017
Very pretty! Looks extremely realistic, I thought it was photography~

I got red hair, too~ :D (Big Grin) 
SarathkumarC Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Into the wild.
Hats off Sir. I switched to ball pen inspired by great artists like you. THanks for inspiring
fernandocoutinho2 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017
Great! Congratulations.

Fernando Coutinho
carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
GIF Adventure Time - Blushing Intensifies Wow!  Woooooooooooooow la Fella (Smileys) Marco Is Amazed Emote Hinata Gasp Icon Cho Kyuhyun Clap OMG! -fella-(messages) 
cogwurx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful work. I love the vibrancy of the colors on this.
CarnivorousBeauty Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student General Artist
woah i thought it was a photograph. beautiful work! 
Grathir Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
D-Beyond Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I stumbled over that drawing on facebook and couldn't believe it wasn't a photo so I came here to check myself.
I'm blown away, really. You can't be human because there is so much detail.. it's incredible!!
Deviant-C Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Speechless. Amazing work. Would love to see a piece from start to finish as it prgresses.
vasix Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've hit a slight snag in a recent drawing of can I stipple long hair...? It's feels a bit odd whenever I try. Do you have any tips? Should I perhaps add the hairs in using a size zero brush and white paint, plus use a bit of ink? Not sure how to go about it at this point.
VianaArts Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You will have to use lines eventually I think. Otherwise with stippling the hair could look feather-like.
vasix Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh...oh hell
charchar1001 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Soft-boiled-egg Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
It seems totally impossible to manage something like this with ballpoint, this is incredibily good.
VianaArts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
Soft-boiled-egg Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
No problem, really a fantastic work.
thoughttrainderailed Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really fantastic job!  I love the red hair and freckles next to the blue eyes.  And the gleam on the eyes is done beautifully!
Adzee Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Outstanding work.

SandraKZ Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016
Amazing artwork!
Ketellen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!! Wonderful :happybounce: 
ChristDead Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
this is beautifull ^--^
Laugh-Butts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the way you composed this.
Lati17 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I must say you are one of my favorite artist. You spend so much time and hard work on these and it really pays off! I just can't get over how real they look, and I wish I had the dedication and patience to create such beautiful art.
ZoevanRumt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful contrast the freckles and the hair,and the tiny daisy's just look sweet!
Alinnela Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow it is really amazing! 
FleurCamacho Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicemanda Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
Wow wow wow - those freckles and eyes blow my mind :)
AnonymousLlama428 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're bloody awesome!
Jh-Sketches Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks very realistic! Love it very much:))
felicianodv Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Student General Artist
ClayLady Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
You did the skin very good. The piece is very realistic. But I think the hair needs a little more work. It doesn't have that realistic feel that the face has. But overall, very impressive :)
Wubspon3 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Student General Artist
So amazing!!Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart 
Honeycomb1011 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so amazing and eye catching, I'm looking forward for more postsLove 
Madhur-Goyal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really amazing, and super realistic
solie-solie Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely mind-blowing! It must have taken a lot of patience to complete this artwork
OnTheMountainTop Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just amazed you did this with pen. The patience involved, that's just blowing my mind.
stoneddinosaurs Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything I see by you is so amazing, you're very talented :)
The eyes are crazy good
hibiscus-sama Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This amazing! The texture, color, and attention to detail is phenomenal. To be honest I am amazed at how one could capture all these details with ballpoint pens. 
Kashyurio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can tell that this is a drawing of course but it's actually really hard to fathom that anything like this is possible. I can't think of any way I could accomplish anything so flawless in my life.
This is really the top of the top.
Pieohpah69 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
Amazing and almost unreal
JoeDieBestie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really great drawing, i can only imagine how long it takes to get there. It is definitively worth the time. You got some real talent and skills! watched!
silverash67 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing! First glance and I thought it was a photo 0-0
bellafunify Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful!
Focus-On-Me-Photo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Student
I love this, it's so wonderful! Awesome job!!!
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