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 today for my profile pic. Black paper and white pencil.
Progression 3 of 5. Happy with the way her shirt came out; that main wrinkle through the middle of the shirt was exceptionally challenging.
Had some doubts on this one. Originally planned for more in the back and foreground. Felt it might take away from the wolf as the focal point. Graphite pencils. Black was charcoal pencils.
Final Drawing. Progression drawing 7 of 7. This is an earlier drawing of a how-to video from Emmy Kalia. All credit to her. Link: https://youtu.be/80ewdDwAVk4
Continuing my soccer-themed pieces with a heavy slant towards Arsenal (COYG!). Overall happy with how this one came out.
Progression drawing 3 of 7. This is an earlier drawing of a how-to video from Emmy Kalia. All credit to her. Link: https://youtu.be/80ewdDwAVk4
Pretty much the title. This was from a how-to of Mark Crilley. https://youtu.be/h1hNe7jF4JM
Not a terribly good piece, but I had fun drawing it. It is a take on the Spirit of '76, originally painted by Archibald Willard. I did it upon request, but I did not charge anything. I think it would have been better in color.
Progression 1 of 5. Happy with how this one began. Mesut is all in the eyes so those were my initial focus.
Final drawing. Progression 5 of 5. This piece had its share of challenges, but I’m happy with how it came out.
Final Drawing. Progression image 5 of 6. 11x14 Marker paper, Medium Graphite Pencils (asst. B-5B).
This is an earlier drawing I did from a Mark Crilley How-To video. All credit to him. Only thing I did differently was to add some red to the scales. Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XId8ethxg2M&t=0s&list=PLCD2CF65888663986&index=187
Progression drawing 2 of 7. This is an earlier drawing of a how-to video from Emmy Kalia. All credit to her. Link: https://youtu.be/80ewdDwAVk4
Progression drawing 6 of 7. This is an earlier drawing of a how-to video from Emmy Kalia. All credit to her. Link: https://youtu.be/80ewdDwAVk4
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!
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 drawing 5 of 7. This is an earlier drawing of a how-to video from Emmy Kalia. All credit to her. This one may not seem like a lot of progress from the last upload, but I did manage to lighten up that dark spot on her cheek. Link: https://youtu.be/80ewdDwAVk4
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 drawing is from a Mark Crilley how-to video.
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. 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.