Want to see a person who has the ability to draw with both hands at the same time? Check this video out!
He’s awesome isn’t he? This very talented person is Leo Natsume. A professional designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. Leo draws with both hands at the same time. He is popular for his hyper-real portraits, created using black or blue ballpoint pens.
“Ballpoint pen artwork (definition from Wikipedia) created over the years have been favorable compared to art created using traditional art mediums. Low cost, availability, and portability are cited by practitioners as qualities which make this common writing tool a convenient, alternative art supply. Since their invention and subsequent proliferation in the mid-20th Century, ballpoint pens have proven to be a versatile art medium for professional artists as well as amateur doodlers.
Ballpoint pen enthusiasts find the pens particularly handy for quick sketch work. Some artists use them within mixed-media works, while others use them solely as their medium-of-choice. The medium is not without limitations; color availability and sensitivity of ink to light are among concerns of ballpoint pen artists. The internet now provides a broad forum for artists to promote their own ballpoint creations, and since its inception ballpoint pen art websites have flourished, showcasing the artwork and offering information of the usage of ballpoint pens as an art medium.”
– 1st place – The Best of Design Digital – Society for News design (snd) – Project: Grêmio 95 (2016)
– 1st place – Designer of the year – Zero Hora, Grupo RBS (2015)
– 3st place – Digital Mídia — América Latina 2015 – Project: Newsgame Dop! (2015)
His list of clients include Google, Coca Cola, Rede Globo, Folha de São Paulo, Abril – Superinteressante, Abril – Mundo Estranho, Grupo RBS – Zero Hora, El Enganche (Espanha), Editora Moderna, Editora Globo, Me Gusta Propaganda and Guidea.
Below are his portraits from his Draws of Fame collection. All were done using black ballpoint pen and with both hands. The portraits are for clients of São Paulo, Porto Alegre and Europe.
This portrait is his first job for a European customer.
This portrait of the singer was commissioned to artist gaucho Leonardo.
This portrait is for his client São Paulo. He used black ballpoint pen on paper dessin.
A picture of Leo finishing his work that will go to the exhibition in São Paulo.
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