James Mylne

James Mylne has been creating artworks using BIC biros for 15 years and is considered to be one of the world leaders in this style of art. Having graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with an MA, James went on to pioneer BIC biro drawing and is now regularly studied by students keen to emulate his style.

The use of BIC biro as Mylne’s primary medium appealed to him due to the huge level of concentration required to complete each drawing, with works often taking hundreds of hours to complete. Mistakes cannot be rectified and any errors result in the work being destroyed and James beginning the intricate process from the start.

His resulting photorealistic artworks regularly defy viewers’ beliefs – YouTube videos documenting his creative process have generated over a million views and his work has been featured in multiple worldwide press coverage. He has been commissioned by corporations, celebrities and private collectors, recently working with Terry O’Neill to recreate one of the photographer’s iconic James Bond images as part of a high profile exhibition.

‘Hepburn Pearls’ Ballpoint Pen and Spray Paint on Board, 65 x 45cm‘Gloves Model’ Ballpoint Pen and Paint Pen on Board, 30 x 24cm‘Pearly Model’ Ballpoint Pen and Paint Pen on Board, 30 x 24cm'Churchill' Ballpoint on Paper, 20 x 24 cm‘Biker Model' Ballpoint Pen, 30 x 24cm‘Coco Chanel‘ Ballpoint Pen and Paint Pen on Board, 30 x 24cm‘Coco Chanel‘ Ballpoint Pen and Paint Pen on Board'Fox & Furs' Ballpoint Pen and Paint on Board'Tripp on Beach' Ballpoint and Paint on Board