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.
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.
Final drawing. Progression 5 of 5. This piece had its share of challenges, but I’m happy with how it came out.
Progression 4 of 5. The drawing really started to come together here.
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.
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.
Progression 3 of 5. Added more shading and detail. I noticed I got his mouth wrong and fixed it.
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 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.
In progress. Lionel Messi. Greatest ever? The player, not this drawing.
Progression 1 of 5. Happy with how this one began. Mesut is all in the eyes so those were my initial focus.
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 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 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.
Progression 1 of 5. Found this image and felt it captured the power a beauty of the sport. Also, this piece I did with out any blending or smudging, which is my usual go-to technique.
Progression 3 of 5. Happy with the way her shirt came out; that main wrinkle through the middle of the shirt was exceptionally challenging.
I put this together for Arsene's last home match before he left Arsenal last season. Probably my favorite drawing to-date.
Progression 2 of 5. Spent a lot of time working the wrinkles/creases in the shirt. Tedious, for sure.
Progression 2 of 5. In this one I added shading to his face and neck and scetched out the hair. His ears were a bit tricky too since they are as distinctive as his eyes.
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 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.