Art skills are not always applicable to other forms of art. For instance, one could draw very well, but not have the skill set to be a painter or vice versa.
Well, that's totally not true for this tattoo artist. His skills match up across the board and we're jealous!
UK Tattoo artist @samjohns.tattoos not only slays with needles, but slays with ball point pens.
Sam took a white piece of paper and created a masterpiece using a common everyday object.
He drew one of the most intricate mirror frames with a man smoking a cigarette and surrounded by smoke.
Who just knows how to draw a fancy mirror frame? Sam didn't even miss a stroke with his shading. It looks more like a painting.
In the comments, Sam revealed that he created his drawing over many hours and many sessions.
Commenters were impressed and eager to share how their own skills do not even scratch the surface of his talent.
“Even more impressive that u can almost see different colors, but everything is blue. great job, this is talent,” a commenter said.
Another loudly said, “IT’S NOT ONLY THE DRAWING ITSELF THAT IS SPECTACULAR, IT’S THE PRECISION AND THE CONTROL OVER THE PRESSURE YOU PUT ON THE PEN. THIS IS SO IMPRESSIVE.”
One commenter asked how well Sam's pen could compete against his. "But can ur ball point pen draw a stickman like mine?," they said.
If this is what he can do with a pen, we can only imagine what he can do as a tattoo artist.
We're not sure what type of art classes they have in the UK or what type of pens we need to practice with, but sign us up! This guy's talent is phenomenal.