Thursday, April 2, 2009

204 Ballpoint Pen Artists: (link)

I’m documenting, recording or archiving 204 ballpoint pen artists found on the Web because its news worthy plus Ball Point Pen Art history in the making!

One of the most important things in our art community you can have is a name, name and name. All advertising, marketing, public relations, sales, publications and promotions are extremely important because that’s what gets out your name.

I’ve researched the WWW in order to locate these people and their art works so I could archive it as art history. That’s important because I’m the largest Pen and Ink or Ball Point Pen Art (Biro) publisher on the Web for the past nine years.

The BallPoint Pen Art (Biro) Movement is the largest undeveloped art movement in history therefore publishing names, art, information, video, stats, ISO/DIN or colored pen listings are vital. Introducing new material is exciting yet difficult because artists are often very ignorant of standard business practices, contracts, pricing, standards plus are unorganized or unrepresented. Hopefully, this site will help bring together some of the ballpoint pen artists here on the WWW.

1. Jerry Stith 2. Babis Kiliaris 3. Giuseppe Borrello 4. Allan Barbeau 5. Vincent Whitehead 6. Andrey Hrenov 7. Don Stewart 8. JanFabre 9. Phillip Blackman 10. Juan F. Casas 11. Ron Zilinski 12. Dean Williams 13. Daniel Villescas 14. Jason Powell 15. Pa Fredrik 16. Randy Nore 17. Edward Leavy 18. Gregory Kimble 19. Justino Magalona 20. Don McIntire

21. Linda Behren 22. Mark Jephcott 23. James Mylne 24. Eric Cook 25. Emma Cox 26. Dolors Barberán 27. Ferran Serra Ferrer 28. Joseph Edwards 29. Timothy Rees 30. Darren Bayley 31. Debra Blanksby 32. Aristides Ruiz 33. Clement Yeh 34. Chris Hack 35. Liam Sultzaberger 36. Shane Williams 37. Raphael Sassi 38. Aydin Kaya 39. Andrew Paquette 40. Mary Jo Kehne

41. Kimberly Robello 42. Jhonatan Linares 43. Pierre Lapalu 44. Butt Johnson 45. John Tresadern 46. Rubén Fernandez Rojo 47. Harry McCue 48. Ranganath Krishnamani 49. Eric Venture 50. Dennis Carlisle 51. Darren Reallyloud 52. Joseph Capuana 53. David Flower 54. Haruki Funadama 55. Erik de Haan 56. Lindsay Polson 57. Simon Rankin 58. Thomas Schoch 59. Conrad Keely 60. Vanessa Prager

61. Mark Cubitt 62. Dennis Kinch 63. Larry Roibal 64. Curt Brill 65. Scott Fertig 66. Von Allan 67. Adam Sacks 68. Djibril N'Doye 69. Rodney Gee 70. Jennifer Kraska 71. Ian Robinson 72. Beth Cravens 73. Tunji Akinloye 74. Caitlin Kenny 75. SRStott 76. Vladimar Kaydanov 77. David Titus 78. Koukla Carolyn 79. Joshua Armstrong 80. Rebbecca Kimmel

81. Victor Elberse 82. Jim Conte 83. Jason Crow 84. Ruth Borum 85. Abdellah RamRam 86. James Jean 87. Taylor White 88. Jay M. Garfinkle 89. Alex Suelton 90. Anne Ross 91. Alfredo Gómez Jr 92. Troy Howe 93. John Potter 94. Scott Fertig 95. Susan Goodall 96. Gabrielle Sloane 97. Andrea Joseph 98. Matt Ritchie 99. Marty Harris 100. Ian Marsden

101. Alvin Burt 102. Kevin Michael Williams 103. Jason Needham 104. Renee Lichtman 105. Peggy Hosfelt 106. Hope Gangloff 107. Melissa Kojima 108. Antti Suuronen 109. Scott Robertson 110. Matt Jameson 111. Noel Dwyer 112. Marco Bucci 113. Erik Heyninck 114. Beverly Thames 115. Jamberry Meyers 116. Chris Silverman 117. Marian Bantjes 118. Gina Combs 119. Kathryn Jabcobi 120. Greg Pennington

121. Jon-Paul McCarthy 122. Eric Terry 123. Gladys Sica 124. IL LEE 125. Tony VanGroningen 126. Andres Castro 127. Glyn Price 128. Alice Meichi Li 129. Murray Cholowsky 130. Chris Legaspi 131. Janice Hardacre 132. Carl D'Alvia 133. Jenny Sibley 134. Henry Moore 135. Robert Todonai 136. Gabrielle Sloane 137. Butch Hancock 138. Javier Garcia 139. Tristan Henry-Wilson 140. Lucy Camill Wade

141. Kevin Eason 142. Erica Eyres 143. Matt Kirk 144. Pat O'Deherty 145. Oaken Forbade 146. Eldar Zakirov 147. Alan Vaughn 148. Marcia V. Lynch 149. Julius Guzy 150. Beck Ryan 151. Sonja Kerkhoff 152. Naina Redhu 153. R. Paul Stewart 154. Mike Doscher 155. Mike Stuart 156. Jay Garfinklle 157. Juan Gomez 158. Samantha Simpson 159. Frederick Thompson 160. Thomas Nozkowski

161. Azita Mirzaian 162. Brian Dunn 163. Daniel Curtis 164. Harvey Tulcensky 165. Chelo Amezcua 166. Bill Adams 167. Michelle Segre 168. James Siena 169. Joanne Greenbaum 170. Elizabeth Murray 171. Stephen Talasnik 172. David Humphrey 173. Katia Santibanez 174. Philip Knoll 175. Glenn Goldberg 176. Yassir Amazine 177. Daniel Wiener 178. Suzanne McClelland 179. Alexander Ross 180. Jennifer Coates

181. Carroll Dunham 182. Shizu Saldamando 183. Robert Fordham 184. Bill Dotson 185. Laith McGregor 186. Victor Elberse 187. Corey Tompson 188. Andy Cook 189. Karthik Abhiram 190. Avril Lavigne 191. Gary Pope 192. Austin Kuck 193. Jason Rudolph Pena 194. Minney Diana 195. Paul Alexander Thornton 196. Jenny Lopez 197. Vincent Cheng
198. Marc Bolan 199. Jan Fabre 200. Chris Hack

201. Aydin Agah Kaya 202. Mary Jo Kehne 203. Pierre Lapalu 204. Ranganath Krishnamani


1. Four thousand years of pen and ink history: (A quill feather was cut and prepared to be used as a dipping pen that dominated the market place for one thousand years. Metal tips or nibs became into use thereafter for recording, writing and artworks. Most other art mediums didn’t exit, so comparing pen and ink to them is rather absurd because society was completely run with our medium) Pens have elevated every society throughout history for the past four or five thousand years like no medium and that indicates other art medium are lesser effective or inferior. Pen and Ink therefore has countless billions of supporters.

2. Most sold art instrument in history: How many people have exited over the past four thousand plus years is an interesting question just like how many pens or ballpoints have be used by those individuals during those times. Pen and Ink has a tremendous past as does the Biro or ballpoint pen. A ballpoint is being used via illustrations, animation, cartoons, lettering, as a mixed media, commercially, industrially, as a fashion tool and throughout the graphic or fine art communities.

3. Largest undeveloped art movement in history: A ballpoint pen became commercialized or first manufactured worldwide in 1938 in Argentina through the efforts of the Biro brothers. The Biro’s failed to get production rights with the United States so shortly after that date pen companies within this country retooled and produced their own models or designs. The Bic Pen Company has already sold over one hundred billion ballpoint pens and that’s only one manufactory in the world. How many of those ballpoint pens get used for doodling, sketching, drawings, inklings or illustrations? Interrogating those artworks into our art community’s infrastructure will provide hope, prosperity, gains, sales and recognition. Our art community is of the people, for the people and by the people!

4. Longest flowing pen lines in history: In the art world spontaneity is considered very important particularly if the artist is working outdoors because things are moving unlike working from photographs which is like imitating a camera. Doodles, sketches and today’s inklings are most often based on quick long flowing full tone lines used to capture action, a mood, expression or moving motion. The lines always remain the same, never thicken or dull plus keep on going throughout your creative adventure. I have more than three and a half thousand sketches from the good old days published on the Web for the beginners, youth or children of the world. They represent a level countless millions of people interested in exploring the art world can relate to!

5. Brightest colored pen inks in history: Pen and Ink has been around for about four or five thousand years or longer than almost all other media or medium. The earlier inks came mostly in black or shades of brown. India ink was about the best because it was really black plus archival therefore most excellent as a writing, recording or artistic medium. India inks are however water based which seems to work well with black yet not colors. Blacks have a different make up or properties than do colors. That means colored inks are weak, almost transparent or not comparable to other art mediums.

Ballpoint pen inks are oil based, much thicker, radiant, brighter or beautiful in compare. Now pretty, beautiful or brilliant artworks can be produced via pen and ink as never before. That’s New Worthy or a vast improvement within that art movement plus an attraction to millions from around the world. I’m not seeing any colored ballpoint pen drawings surfacing out of Great Britain or some other countries. I’m seeing colors coming out of China, New Zealand, Spain, France, Canada, India and some other nations throughout the world and that’s spectacular or a vast improvement.

6. Subtlest camera-ready half tone lines in history: Camera-ready means, ready for market or to go not first in a series of events multiple processes. In 1980-82 Parker Pens produced an extra (ultra) fine ballpoint pen tip that arrived in black or blue oil based inks. The cartridges are wide so massive lines or art works could be completed with each unit. The extra-fine tips were remarkable thin or much like drawing with a nail. Those tips got removed from the market place or selves because of limited sales.

The extra-fine or fine ballpoint pen tips produce an amazing thin line and that’s extremely important within the graphic art community. Eloquence, sophistication, perfection or exquisite line work describes graphic art works using very detailed lines therefore such words are appropriate for our ballpoint pen drawings. Why! A ballpoint pen can produce a half tone line that is subtler than all other graphic or fine art medium so such descriptions do apply. A new detailed or thin line elevates the sensitivity level of mankind and that’s a extraordinary statement to say the least.

7. Only oil based pen ink in history: Oil based inks can produce a half tone lines from a full tone ink supply, carry more pigments used in making brighter colors plus enables better storage. Some ballpoint pen’s have an ink reserve that can produce a line three quarters of a mile long! That indicates lots of fun, freedom or creative expressions to me, my friends.

8. Strongest pen tips in history: A strong ballpoint pen tip enables it to produce an outstanding carbon copy, stops breakage, lets it work on many rough surfaces, work upside down, underwater and in deep space. Sometimes it even works as a prying, scraping or digging device.

9. Best carbon copy producer in history: A ballpoint pen revolutionized record keeping, government, business because of the ability to make an excellent carbon copy!

10. Most reliable pen in history: A ballpoint pen is portable, study, reliable, effective therefore extremely popular or the greatest writing and drawing instrument in history and is being used to run society.


Pen and ink has been around for about four or five thousand years and a ballpoint pen commercially from 1938 via the Biro brothers out of Argentina. Several hundred billion ballpoints have been sold worldwide from that date which makes it the most popular or greatest pen sold in history.

Today, the world is controlled by those using a ballpoint pen plus countless millions of artists draw with them to hang on their walls. Pen and Ink totally dominated the market for thousands of years yet drastically declined in popularity during an Industrial Revolution that introduced many new media as well as medium. Things have never been the same ever since.

In the electronic world words like modern, new, the latest advances are in high demand while in the art community such is considered worthless because everything has to meet a test of time! Double standards certainly decrease creative intensions or advancements within the art world as do a lack of investments. Everybody loves art yet nobody likes and artist. Maybe, that’s why people tell artists that they’ll be worth something after their dead.

Many other ballpoint pen artists are just doing black and white drawings while I’m an International leader at introducing what a ballpoint can do as an art medium, instrument or medium. Integrating ballpoint pen art into societies infrastructure is a difficult task because it often takes money, a name, popularity and recognition to make it all happen and those things don’t come till after it works. Needless to say, most people live for money and that indicates very limited actions will be taken place until it starts coming in! People put a price tag on everything and value nothing.

Needless to say, a ballpoint produces pen and ink drawings. However mixed medium or media brings in a totally different crowd or field of interest. That has something to do with six plus billion people, many cultures, traditions or ethnic groups from around the world. Today’s media brings on many new markets or avenues as does the WWW. The more mediums an artists handles the greater the his audience therefore mixing things up can increase ones popularity.

1. Publishing: 155 ballpoint artists (archiving ballpoint pen art history) Usually, archives. documents or records relating to the activities, business dealings, etc., of a person, family, corporation, association, community, or nation. I’m documenting ballpoint pen artists so that people worldwide have a clear knowledge of what a ballpoint pen can do as an art medium, instrument or movement. It’s also a wonderful way to produce and record Ball Point Pen Art, BallPoint Pen Art or Ballpointpenart history for those here or yet to arrive.

2. Commercial layouts: letters, numbers, symbols, pictures, prepared, done, or acting with sole or chief emphasis on salability, profit, or success: a commercial product; His attitude toward the theater is very commercial. Around 85% of the American people have never taken an economic or business oriented class that should indicated such practices are really limited which is pretty sad in a capitalistic society. I’ve posted commercial layouts so people will realize how a ballpoint pen drawing can be used in advertising.

3. Animation: motion, vigor, energy; enthusiasm, ardor; exhilaration, sprightliness. The Internet currently has over a billion people an action is a large part of the game so adding motion or animating some of my artworks was in order. Add some action to your art and get involved.

4. Video: special effects, a program, movie, or the like, that is available commercially on videocassette, Internet format ect. Upgrade your act by using another media to display your medium can increase getting out the word pertaining to what you’re doing.

5. Slideshows: displaying a row of pictures, A slideshow is a display of a series of chosen images, which is done for artistic or instructional purposes. Another pleasant or easier way to show views your artworks.

6. Blog: blog, short for web log, an online, regularly updated journal or newsletter that is readily accessible to the general public by virtue of being posted on a website. Blogs typically report and comment on topics of interest to the author, and are usually written and posted using software specifically designed to facilitate blogging; they include hyperlinks to other website and, often, photos, video clips, and the like.

7. Sites: A website(s) that will display your programs, pictures, stats, information, sales, promotions, marketing or public relation interests.

8. Digital imagery: A digital image is a representation of a two-dimensional image using ones and zeros (binary). Depending on whether or not the image resolution is fixed, it may be of vector or raster type. Without qualifications, the term "digital image" usually refers to raster images. New software makes it easy to alter, vary, change or rearrange your originals and that opens many new markets or fields of interest.

9. Illustration: An illustration is a visualization such as a drawing, painting, photograph or other work of art that stresses subject more than form. Art works that tell stories and through the use of backgrounds.

10. Cartoon/Comic: a sketch or drawing, usually humorous, as in a newspaper or periodical, symbolizing, satirizing, or caricaturing some action, subject, or person of popular interest.

11. Design/Interactive: of or pertaining to a two-way system of electronic communications, as by means of television or computer. A computer connected to the WWW enables me to interact with my software and other places around the world in real time as never before. That means I can be creative, productive, get involved plus publish things around the world all at once from my keyboard or desk top.

12. Classical Realism: treatment of forms, colors, space, etc., in such a manner as to emphasize their correspondence to actuality or to ordinary visual experience. In other words I can draw pictures that have great details of things found around me or in nature. Most people consider realism completed with ink is the most difficult form of art.

13. Impressionism: a theory and practice in literature that emphasizes immediate aspects of objects or actions without attention to details. I’ve posted many impressionistic artworks because I’m present a style and many brilliant colors now being offered via a ballpoint pen.

14. Abstracts: Having an intellectual and affective artistic content that depends solely on intrinsic form rather than on narrative content or pictorial representation. I’ve posted some abstracts because they’re simply fun to do.

15. Multi-colors: an arrangement or design of many colors. I have more colors in my ballpoint pen drawings than any others for the past nine years on the WWW and that makes me the leading colorist. Colored inks finally places our medium on the same playing field with many other art medium already being enjoyed through the society.

16. Mono, two or three colors: Many of my pictures are red or mono colored. In 1968 black and blue inks were the only two ballpoint pen inks available or on the market. Red came next and that was followed by the color green. I worked with what was available plus learned how color worked by doing many mono pictures. Adding one or two other colors took places along the way.

17. Black & White: Pen and Ink started of with black or in some cases brown inks. India ink became a world wide favorite because it was very dark or black plus was archival. I think a ballpoint pen started off using black inks then introduced blue which at the time couldn’t be used on official forms or often thought unacceptable in school reports or artworks.

18. Domain Names:, .com, .us, .org I was the first to register ballpointpenart as a domain name which really helped start our art movement get going via the business world. An identity certainly is a wonderful thing.

19. ISO/DIN Archival Ink list: investment value I spent years researching ISO/DIN ballpoint pen inks, pens or refills in order to help fellow artists locate materials that would increase they’re works value. After all, money is the milk of politics!

20. Colored Pen and Refill list: Colored inks are very valuable as well because they make art pretty as a picture plus add realism to our works. After all nature does arrive in living colors.

21. Steadfast Light test results: Over the years many changes have taken place pertaining to ballpoint pen inks. Recording those variations, improvements or the newest synthetic resins is important for investors, artists, collectors or historians seeing time is often part of the game.

22. Ballpoint Pen History information: Another thing I researched was the history of Pen and Ink as well as invention of our ballpoint pen. Watching the development of the greatest drawing and writing instrument was an interesting process as is seeing how art movements got started throughout history.