My husband Andy is an EXPERT at drawing with a ball point pen so I asked him to help me put together
a swatch guide, with his favorite techniques for using a blue ball point pen in drawing and sketching.
1. Shade dark to light 2. Cross hatching 3. Scribbling 4. Make use of different types of lines and weight of lines
5. Dark cross hatching or concentrated pigment 6. Hold pen as flat as possible when shading
6. Hold pen at 45 degree angle to shade 7. Use fine details and shading along with lines
8. Use cross hatching along with lines 9. Shade in the direction of a shape or object
Head on over to Andy's blog to see more of his ball point pen drawings!