Beautiful Ballpoint Pen Drawings by Marite Desaine

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Mārīte Desaine is an artist from Latvia. In the series below we explore the artist’s amazing ballpoint pen drawings. Each piece takes approximately 30 hours and the unmistakeable pen strokes create a really interesting drawing style. You can see much more of Desaine’s work (which includes digital illustrations and watercolor paintings) on deviantART.

If you’re interested in prints and other items adorned with her art, check out her online storefronts on Society6 and Etsy.

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follow_your_heart_by_snowmarite-d7z1hx8

Artwork by MARITE DESAINE / SNOWMARITE
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feel_alive_by_snowmarite-d7x4ny4

Artwork by MARITE DESAINE / SNOWMARITE
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home_is_where_your_heart_is_by_snowmarite-d83z9hm

Artwork by MARITE DESAINE / SNOWMARITE
Website | Facebook | deviantART | Society6 | Etsy

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into_the_night_by_snowmarite-d85q4bg

Artwork by MARITE DESAINE / SNOWMARITE
Website | Facebook | deviantART | Society6 | Etsy

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free_spirit_by_snowmarite-d86mvo8

Artwork by MARITE DESAINE / SNOWMARITE
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Super Simple Mitts

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super simple fingerless gloves pattern

The look of these quick and simple fingerless gloves is inspired in part by Tante Ehm’s wonderful Camp Out Fingerless Mitts, with that wide band of garter stitch around the knuckles. But for this I’ve boiled it down to the essence: a glove you can easily whip out in a bunch of colors or that any beginner can make. If you can cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, you’re golden. There are no increases or decreases; no picking up stitches. And for anyone who’s been wanting to try double-point needles, I think a simple mitt like this is a great place to start.

Old pros will think this is the equivalent of posting a recipe for PB&J, and will only care to know that I cast on 32 stitches on US6 DPNs. The ribbing is 2×2; about an inch at the cuff and 2…

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