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My imp of choice by NPC-Dion My imp of choice by NPC-Dion
xD That was quite the quest!





EDIT
I got some questions regarding the pic and since they always concerned the same points I made a small...FAQ-ish thing.  l''D

medium used:
ballpen - just regular ones, the kind you find in your drawer. Just collect some together, take a blank sheet with and draw an 'ink sample' of each pen you got on it. That way you know what pen has what darkness and color. This is important for adding contrasts for example.

time:
I am not exactly sure since I ...kinda don't time my drawings? xD I would make a wild guess though and say about 60h+ (There are much quicker ball pen artists haha...)

What paper did I use?
I used pretty thick, bright white paper. You may know it under the name 'Bristol'. You CAN however also use other types of paper, especially rough surfaces add pretty cool textures BUT they're also hard to neatly work on. Whatever paper you want to try, make sure it is thick enough to endure the ballpen part.

Is it for sale?
No xD Actually i gifted it to my friend Tekkirai

And at last I present you scans i made during the drawing progress for better understanding. 
ballpointpen progress skullkid by NPC-Dion
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:iconuniverseshark:
UniverseShark Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Student General Artist
WOWIE
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:iconbunslake:
bunslake Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I love this!!! It has such mystique and soul, GAWD how did you draw this with a frickin ballpoint pen??! It's amazing..
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:iconceil:
Ceil Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wonderful wonderful wonderful composition     <3
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
;v; Oh, thank you!
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:iconredparrotz:
RedParrotz Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a nice drawing! :D
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you :)
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:iconragemerize:
Ragemerize Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic... Holy shit.
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:iconthe-grand-highblood1:
The-Grand-Highblood1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
I have no words for this.
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:iconusagiyogurt:
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stunning work!
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:icontsugomu:
tsugomu Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
anyway you could upload it in a higher resolution? 1920X1080 would be nice for my big ass laptop XD.
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:iconlikchan:
LikChan Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Very impressive
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:iconhalcyonmoufette:
HalcyonMoufette Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, it MUST have taken a lot of patience for this. If it had been me, I'm sure it would've only taken one little slip up and I'd be done. But I must say, freaking impressive and awesome!
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:icontonynatgal:
TonyNatgal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! just WOW!
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:iconeuclidstriangle:
euclidstriangle Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
And years after I first came across this, I still look at it with awe. 
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD nawww. thank you qwq
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:iconcontraltissimo:
Contraltissimo Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
JUST.

WOW.

:clap:
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:icongear-senpai:
Gear-Senpai Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy freakin crap!
Dude this is amazing!
And so clean!
Anytime I drew mostly with pen, the page got wrinkly. How do you keep this masterpiece flat? O:
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NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
asdfghjkl thank you :iconpapcryplz:

that may be because of two things :
You apply too much pressure on the pen ( that can easily screw up things ._. ) rather apply multiple layers of pen ink for dark tones than applying pressure onto the paper : >
and idk what kind of paper you use but for pens in particular i  would suggest thick paper with a very smooth surface (  it is called " Bristol " )

Hope that was a bit helpful : )
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Gear-Senpai Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh yeah. That makes since.
I always used computer paper haha.

^_^ I havent done any traditional work in so long ;n;
Thanks for the tips!~
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:iconspiritofblithe:
SpiritofBlithe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've been staring at this for five minutes repeating "This was done with a pen!??"...
Absolutely amazing work.
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh xD
Thank you!
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:icondarkheart9595:
DarkHeart9595 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness how
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Amazing =D
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:iconjinxthenightmaren:
JiNXtheNightmaren Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! The shading is so smooth for a biro work. Just wow....you're really good. It must have taken forever to finish though XD
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! qwq
xD haha well yes, it took a while that's true.
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Bluexorcist93 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
this is really good! how long did it take?
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
Oh geh, relatively long uhm i think it was something around 60 hours but i can't tell you exacrtly because it's quite a while ago since i drew it :>
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treestardust Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
god this is amazin' really
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:icondraco-inferno:
Draco-Inferno Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still can't get over how flawless this is :D! I love the texture on the wood, and the details are stunning :heart:
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:iconcrunk47:
Crunk47 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I had no idea a pen could do all this... Love that you caught the curious of Skull Kid
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohuplz:
xD Thank you! Myeah I tried, I tired, glad it came out as intended.mostly. xDDD
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MissShadowQueen Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hOLY SHIT IT'S BEAUTIFUL!! :heart:
Wow, ballpen drawing, it's great!
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you a whole lot! :' D
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:iconmissshadowqueen:
MissShadowQueen Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! <3
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:iconrikudoupain:
RikudouPain Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit i'd buy it in a heart beat if i saw this in rl
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Naw, thank you haha
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:iconkurowri:
kurowri Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really awesome...!!
A Tatl and the wing of the Tael are beautiful with semitransparency!:)
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you kindly! (•‿•)
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:iconzeldanerdbuscus:
ZeldaNerdBuscus Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Duuuuude, how many pens do you go though?
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
xD all pens used here still work fine with the exception of one that went empty shortly after haha
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ZeldaNerdBuscus Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha nice xD
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Soledez Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL ART WORK... I WAS LOOKING FOR SOME ZELDA ART AND SAW SOME GREAT ILLUSTRATIONS BUT TO KNOW THAT THIS WAS MADE WITH A BALL POINT PEN... C'MON I HAD TO COMMENT!!
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NPC-Dion Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you veeeeeeery much! : DD
Much appraciated!
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:iconcaptainnc:
CaptainNC Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student General Artist
So.Good. I love Majora's mask.
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! yeah me too,just can't get out of it xD
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CaptainNC Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, it's so fun ^__^ I'm really hoping they remake it, or somethinggg. It's definitely one of my favorites from the Zelda series, I love the atmosphere
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NPC-Dion Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes me too, I could go on about it all day long xDD
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:iconcaptainnc:
CaptainNC Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed agreed ^___^
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1-RandomZeldafreak Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
:( this is so cool :D ahahhahahah its just so beautiful the way the skull kid is positioned?
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:iconnpc-dion:
NPC-Dion Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you : >
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