This is no doodle – it’s a huge work of art created with a humble pen by an artist who definitely isn’t quick on the draw. Joe Fenton started work on this image back in 2010. It is 8ft across & 5ft high fine artwork that took 10 months of working 10 hours per day to produce (and he did it all with a pen). In these photos I am only working in graphite. Later I will go in with ink and acrylic.
The Brit, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, drew this intricate and complicated drawing, aptly titled ‘Solitude’, with a 0.5 mechanical pen on a five metre tall and 2.5 metre wide piece of paper.
He created his artwork by drawing the characters and figures of his imagination on a small scale and then combined it all together on a giant piece of paper by tracing them all. But due to his hyper-detailed style the epic piece saw him having to spend long hours with pen in hand.
Mr Fenton said: ‘The idea to do a large scale drawing had been circulating around my head for a while. ‘It took courage to start it as I had never done anything that size before. As you can imagine, you have to invest a lot of your time to complete something like this.
‘I just had to believe in my process and have faith that it would work out!’