07.12.10 by Jeff

Paul Alexander Thornton

“Black Dahlia”, another pen drawing video by Paul Alexander Thornton (oh and that’s Paul playing the guitar too).

black dahlia pen drawing by paul alexander thornton

Watch the video below!






  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

    i’m not sure how he is able to hold the pen that way!

  • Patrick

    this is really wonderful.

    pretty funny, i used to hold pencils the exact same way until i was around 16, then i forced myself to do it “right.” I still catch myself doing it from time to time. My handwriting is terrible possibly as a result.

  • http://ummmmmmmmmmmmmm.tumblr.com Kacey

    I don’t think there’s a “right” way to hold your pen or pencil.

    What I want to know is how do you shade with a ballpoint pen like that?!?

  • ryan

    dude draws soo good almost looks similar to an old wood engraving

  • rosekat

    Ballpoint is remarkably versatile, depending on the stock and the surface you are working on!

  • mat

    I think it would have made more of an impact if he had chosen a regular Bic pen instead of a cool one like that. Where would you even get one of those? All the ones I find are sort of see-through and white.

  • http://-remnants.tumblr.com cynthia

    amazing. this is amazing.