Italian artist Alessandro Paglia takes his time and his felt-tipped intense black pens to create larger than life artworks. Inspired by photography, fascinated by shadows and reflection, he photoshoots every subject in his studio until he gets the perfect picture in terms of composition, contrasts, lights and shadows. Then, comes the technical part, reproducing it with black ink on rough grain cotton paper. Each artwork can require from up to 50 to 250 hours of work… Talk about patience. This pointillism technic is so fine that is hard to tell the difference between the picture and the drawing. A wonderful and impressive work.