Photorealistic Pencil Drawings
The art of drawing with pencil has been a major part of my life for over 40 years. Drawing in the style of realism is what I love to do, to recreate LIFE as we see and know it with just a simple pencil is exciting to say the least. Working on a drawing for many hours is so relaxing that to this day I still have a hard time putting my pencil down to take a brake.
At an early age I started out drawing from life… as the years passed and my drawings became more detailed they took longer to finish so today I draw primarily from reference photos. Most all of my work takes anywhere from 20-80 hours. I’m self taught and strive for realism in each piece, taking great pleasure in capturing every fine detail. Details are key to realism so patience is significant, working a small area to near finish before moving on is a personal technique of mine. Portraiture is always a rewarding challenge due to the vast features and unique personalities. Drawing inanimate objects has become another favorite, textures such as metal and glass are extremely interesting and fun to draw.
For over a decade people from across the USA and all over the world have commissioned me to draw loved ones, friends, animals, cars, etc. My artwork has been used in advertisement, books, has been featured on many internet sites, Ovation TV, The Japan show “Unbelievable” and in a local art gallery. (from midtel.net )
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