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!














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • 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.





31.05.16 by Staff

Good News of the Day: Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative

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South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks’ upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.

While the cost of keeping all these ducks is significantly higher than standard pesticides, the duck army is so effective that the vineyard uses minimal chemicals and is recognized for its sustainability. See more images by London-born, Cape Town-based photographer Mike Hutchings and a video of the ducks working below!

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A selection of work by Ankara, Turkey-based illustrator Can Çetinkaya. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Seungpyo Hong

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A selection of work by Seungpyo Hong, a Korean illustrator based in London. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Lowell Boyers

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A selection of meditative paintings by artist Lowell Boyers. More images below.

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