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Biro Pen Illustrations by Helena Hauss

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Paris-based illustrator Helena Hauss uses a Bic Biro pen to create finely detailed images, complete with patterns, typography and portraits in bright and contrasted colors. Hauss started drawing with Biro pens while she was supposed to be taking notes in high school. She has experimented with other mediums, but tends to prefer sticking with the Bic Biro she’s grown accustomed to. “Indeed, no other medium allows me to put so much emphasis and details into hair, reflects and patterns as I so much love to do”, says Hauss.

Check out select work from Helena below and visit helenahauss.net to see more.

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Hauss states that at times she used to feel a little ashamed for drawing primarily with a ball-point pen, but says things have changed, “in more recent years I noticed it became kind of a trend and I got to embrace it”.

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