Mandy by Anthony McCracken

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This is a portrait of a friend of mine, Mandy. I wanted to go a different direction with portraits and asked what flowers she liked. She chose hibiscus and I had already suggested irises. I really wanted to make ballpoint pen really come close in resemblance to splattered watercolor paints.

ink, ballpoint pen on light paper.

Born in Northern California, I’ve made and studied art most of my life and my favorite things to make are from darker tones and subjects. Since I was very young I’ve pushed myself through requests, so feel free to ask me for a personal work.

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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    June 13, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Oh my goodness thanks so much for the feature!!! Very kind of you, I appreciate the support!!! :)))

    – Anthony McCracken

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ

    Congratulaitons on your feature nicely done and presented
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  • Thanks so much!!! Very appreciated :D

    – Anthony McCracken

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago

    really beautiful work Anthony, i love the drips

  • Thank you, Lisa!!! I’m glad you like it, I appreciate that!! This is the first time I’ve tried simulating paint with ballpoint pen, haha. It was challenging and fun and I think I’ll have to do that again in some way :)))

    – Anthony McCracken

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 1 year ago


    You have been featured in “THE PEN & INK CORNER”

  • Thanks, Lisa, for the feature and for the kind, continued support!!! :)))

    – Anthony McCracken

  • wormink
    worminkover 1 year ago

    pretty enjoy and create

  • Thank you!! :)))

    – Anthony McCracken

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 1 year ago


  • Thanks so much!!! Very appreciated :D

    – Anthony McCracken

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 1 year ago

    Your use of color is simply wonderful

  • Thanks very much!! I had used colored ballpoint pen on a commissioned logo (the job really warranted I do that) and so afterwards I started playing with the same pens. I really loved working with color again :)) Thanks so much again Donna!! :D

    – Anthony McCracken

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 1 year ago

    Beautiful work Anthony
    Love Colleen2012

  • Thanks so much Colleen!! :-)

    – Anthony McCracken

  • PictureNZ
    PictureNZabout 1 year ago

    This is awesome work

  • Thank you!! :))

    – Anthony McCracken

  • Christel  Roelandt
    Christel Roel...about 1 year ago

    Lovely, lovely, lovely!!! Great portfolio, Anthony! So much creativity!!

  • Wow thanks so much Christel!!! I really appreciate that, very kind of you :)))

    – Anthony McCracken

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