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The Wonder Of Biro Pen Art Drawing

Updated on September 16, 2011

Fantastic Biro Pen Art

If you've ever been short on pencils and other sketching materials and all you had was a black biro, then here I would like to showcase some fantastic art of amazing biro artists, collected from such sites as biro art.com and other websites and forums of urban art and concept art.

The detail and patience of the artists must be immense as using biros can be tricky what with the ink clogging and other messy biro occurences, although I have picked up some tips from these biro artists to avoid blobs of ink making a mess of your artwork.

The process of effectively drawing or doing good quality drawing with a biro pen is a delicate one by all accounts, there are a few ways that I picked up through some videos I saw on Youtube which described the process briefly and that was quite useful.

Essentially you have to have a strong drawing hand as it involves repetitive shading motions by applying a lighter pressure just like a pencil, but more controlled as you want it to apply the shading in uniform strokes that don't look scratchy.

What follows is a gallery showcase of the best biro art drawings I have ever seen.

And this has enthused me to draw some biro drawings of my very own and I will upload them soon!

Biro Art Examples

Taken for the best urban art forum - http://banksyforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=stolenspace&action=display&thread=29863&page=1
Taken for the best urban art forum - http://banksyforum.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=stolenspace&action=display&thread=29863&page=1
House biro pen art by Vincent Whitehead and image taken from - http://www.starving-artists.net/galleries/whitehead/vw04.htm
House biro pen art by Vincent Whitehead and image taken from - http://www.starving-artists.net/galleries/whitehead/vw04.htm
Sabre Tooth Biro Pen art with photoshop retouches by Dean image taken from - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=39240
Sabre Tooth Biro Pen art with photoshop retouches by Dean image taken from - http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=39240
A cross between the grim reaper and a penguin, art taken from - http://gifts.cafepress.com/item/pengrim-reaper-mousepad/65492830
A cross between the grim reaper and a penguin, art taken from - http://gifts.cafepress.com/item/pengrim-reaper-mousepad/65492830
Lady In White By David Downs. Copyright David Downs 2009.
Lady In White By David Downs. Copyright David Downs 2009.

Dragon Biro Pen Sketch

A biro pen sketch of a dragon.
A biro pen sketch of a dragon.

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      Chris R. Wright 

      7 years ago

      Nice to see a conversation about biro art!

      I'm a self-taught artist who works with biro. I hadn't picked up a biro to draw with since school, but then in 2008 I started playing about a bit with biros again and am addicted to it.

      I have a facebook page too, where I post regularly.

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      Wayne Tully 

      7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      This isn't any of my artwork, I wish it was, but it isn't, Biro pen art is one fantastic art to be amazed at from other artists. I'm practicing myself, but am no where near as good as these biro artists!

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      s.commander 

      7 years ago

      Have only just heard about biro art...can you tell me how this pen works for left-handers?? Would it smear?? Remembering lefties have to work over top of what they've done. Your artwork is beautiful.

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      R-Z 

      8 years ago

      check out here! www.replicant-zhora.blogspot.com

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago

      I've found one one here and have been doing some research into good quality ball pens - http://www.thefind.com/office/info-jimnie-gel-roll...

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      Kristoval 

      8 years ago

      Sir i know this post is a bit old but i just want to ask you what brand of ballpen is good for drawings? the ballpen that has an ink that can really last and doesnt fade quickly. Is there any?? hoping for your reply sir..

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      Wayne Tully 

      8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers David!

      I like drawing with biros, but my work at the moment is nowhere near yours or others are complete masters of biro drawing...of course it does take practice!

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      David Downs 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for including my artwork in your article. Biro art is a growing community. Glad to see it thriving.

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      Unknown 

      8 years ago

      Pretty good drawings

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      Wayne Tully 

      9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks Writer Rider!

      Done two good drawings, might do another three before I put them on a hubpage and publish it!!

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      Writer Rider 

      9 years ago

      I look forward to your drawings.

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      Wayne Tully 

      9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Yes they are amazing, I'm going to have a go and do a hubpage experiment with drawing with biro pens, I'll post the hub soon!!

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      Writer Rider 

      9 years ago

      Oh, the genius that can produce those works with a biro pen (let alone a pencil)! I used them in high school because they were stylish.

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