Told by a co-worker that I could learn to draw. Doubted him, but tried anyhow. Watched a couple videos, read a few books, got a few supplies. 2+ years later, still putting pencil to paper. Very unofficial Arsenal artist.
I specialize in drawing, graphite, pencil drawing, people, portraits, traditional art, writing.
Finished this up. Overall happy with how it turned out. Ramsey left the team this summer after 10 years.
In-progress. This is the final season for Aaron Ramsey as an Arsenal player. I put this compilation of images over his years with the team. Each one conveys something a bit different. The top image is a gesture to the fans. The middle is indicative of the emotion of playing. The lower is him in action.
Continuing my soccer-themed pieces with a heavy slant towards Arsenal (COYG!). Overall happy with how this one came out.
Finished this up. Not particularly a fan of Barcelona, but greatness is where it is. It’s funny, no matter how dark I make shadows and shading, I always feel I could have gone darker.
In progress. Lionel Messi. Greatest ever? The player, not this drawing.
Final drawing 6 of 6. Here I fine tuned the piece. Spent some time on the shirt and wrinkles. Added little details like moles and neck creases. Finished up areas of shading. I had a heck of a time on his right eye. It’s the one area I couldn’t get quite to my liking but it is what it is. Overall, I like how this came out.
Progression 5 of 6. At this point his face is nearly done and I’ve begun to fill in the shirt. There is still more shading and fine tuning and details needed on to finish off his face, but at this point in a drawing I like to begin filling in the other details to keep some cohesion to the overall piece.
Progression 4 of 6. Here the drawing starts to come together. I built on the layers I put down in the earlier portions of the drawing. Spent some time on the beard and mouth.
Progression 3 of 6. In this one, I focused on the hair some more, his ear, fine tuned the eye and add shading to his face.
Progression 2 of 6. Spent some time here in the hair, beard, and eye. The transition in the hair from light to dark was done mainly by not adding in graphite in heavy amounts and using the pencil eraser to define the hair.
Progression 1 of 6. This first pic is of the line work and the background shading.
Unai Emery. Arsenal Football Club Manager. I think I could have put another hour or so into this and worked the finer details, but overall happy with how it turned out.
Dabbling a bit with cartooning. Always drawn to the manga style.
Tobin Heath, US Women's National Team. I find her very photogenic and interesting to draw. The way she is half bitting her lip is what caught my attention and I thought it a good challenge to draw.
I put this together for Arsene's last home match before he left Arsenal last season. Probably my favorite drawing to-date.
Drew inspiration from a couple of other drawings I saw and thoughts to combine them into this.
This drawing is from a Mark Crilley how-to video.
Watched a video of Mark Crilley doing this drawing so I tried to emulate it. Black paper and white pencil is its own form of skill.
This is from a couple years ago that I did from a Mark Crilley how-to video. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pOjac3gUmDk
Progression 5 of 5. Final Drawing. Overall, satisfied with how this came out. I should have done a better job of the hard lines, especially around the skin. Also, my vision for the background didn't come out quite as planned, but I didn't want it to draw the eye more than the main focus, so I left it lighter and vague. There were a lot of Nike symbols in this piece!
Progression 4 of 5. Nearly done at this point. I liked how the light and shadow played out under her foot. The muscle tone of her legs really popped out with the dark pencil.
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