Media: colored pencil
Size: 20"W x 16"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2018
My ideas come from everyday things that I see. I'm a big fan of photography and composition, so it's really important that my work has strong compositional elements as well as a photographic quality. I'm always impressed at the capability of the human hand, so photo-realism is the way I challenge myself. My biggest goal is to trick the viewer into thinking they're looking at a photograph.
This image is from a photograph of a Harley Davidson one of my high school students took.
Artist / High School Teacher in Tucson, Arizona. Objects that take on the colors of their surroundings are my favorite subjects: cars, chrome, glass, water and metals are some of my favorite materials to reproduce, but I also draw people, pets etc. on commission, Details, precision, and hyper-realism are my specialty. I work mostly in colored pencil, but I also love working in oil paint, graphite, pen, charcoal, white charcoal, soft and oil pastels. If you work really hard at it you might convince me to do watercolor and pen...(but you have to ask very nicely for watercolor)