Hyperrealistic ballpoint portraits by NYC artist Nicolas V. Sanchez

Hyperrealistic ballpoint portraits by NYC artist Nicolas V. Sanchez

Get ready for an artist’s sketchbook that has a classic painting-inspired masterpiece on every page.

New York City-based artist Nicolas V. Sanchez creates impeccably detailed and illustrative drawings with just a few ballpoint pens. The works include realistic portraits and still life. Highlights and shadows are rendered marvellously to the point where you’d forget you’re looking at pen sketches.

When he’s not wielding a ballpoint, Sanchez is painting away with oil-based pigments on canvas and linen. Check out some of his works below and find more on his Instagram and Facebook.

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