I had a lot of fun drawing this car. It’s actually the second 69 Chevelle I’ve been asked to draw, and it is quickly becoming my dream car. What a beauty. I wonder what it was like to buy this as a new car, instead of the new cars people are buying these days. Contact me if you are interested in custom drawings, or if you just want to discuss some art. I have been busy for the Holidays, but I still have some spots open for commissions, custom artwork and original art.
Here is the start of a portrait Drawing I’m working on. With this drawing I will be focusing on creating life like features. I want This drawing to look just like the photo.
When I do a custom drawing its usually full of gesture and has a lot of sketchbook characteristics. I decided to do the opposite with this one. I’m gonna blend the graphite and draw very softly. Id like to render this drawing into a very realistic looking face.
“But didn’t you just go to Comicon Andrew?” “Why yes, yes I did.”
Tucson is having they’re annual comic convention. And I was so successful at the phx comicon that I decided to take a little road trip down to Tucson in November.
I am so excited. I will be doing a drawing and painting series of all my favorite scifi spaceships. I’ll also be doing commission drawings, and selling custom portraits. Come check out andrew’s pencil at the Tucson comicon.
So summer vacation is officially over. And my summer of portrait art is over. My first attempt at becoming a portrait artist was a success. In 2.315 months I was able to draw all of the pictures you see displayed. These custom drawings and commission works were all a result of selling custom drawings on etsy, using google adwords to promote my website, even getting jobs off my facebook page. I had a blast. I worked my butt off, and I’m not making as much money as I was teaching, but this custom drawing, doing portrait drawings. It’s what I was born to do. Thank you internet, for making it so easy to share what I do with so many people. Check out andrewspencil.com if you want more drawings
Another original sushi painting. Oil on 16”X11” limited edition prints will be available at the end of august.
Quite often, while scrolling through blogs and photos of art, particularly paintings, I pause. I stop and stare at a painting for a minute or two and wonder if this is digital art. or did someone really achieve these amazing effects with just oils and a paint brush. Well typically, it is digital art, but not today. I came a across a beautiful portrait that had these gestural characteristics, but the color and blending was so sharp and accurate that it looked real. I thought there was no way this was a traditional piece of art. And then I saw the name. John Singer Sargent.
His portrait paintings are so flawless, but also very gestural and impressionistic. He has always been one of my largest inspirations, and after wasting another significant portion of my day staring at beautiful paintings, I am reminded why he inspires me, and why I love painting.
This is a link to the ‘entire body of work’ by John Singer Sargent, which one is your favorite? Let’s see if you can get lost in the artwork, just like I did.
I always get excited when there is cream cheese in the sushi. Although, I can only imagine that cream cheese in the sushi is far from traditional. It’s always delicious!
9”X14″ Oil on stretched canvas.
The thing that keeps me going is finding artwork that inspires me beyond my own expectations. to see something so epic, and surreal, that my mind is taken to new places. Today I found an artist, that actually made me have to stop and waste several hours of my day staring at image after image. Michael Cheval is a surrealist painter that paints beautiful realistic portraits, but also with surrealist qualities. He has several other paintings which are all arranged into different series that represent a specific theme; Nature of absurdity, illusion of absurdity, sense of absurdity, and several other themes. The themes are strange, to say the least, but still seem very appropriate and traditional. Almost as though they were taken from some fictional history book. there is no real way for me to identify or describe this artwork. You must see it for yourself. I am in awe of what some people can do with a paintbrush.
This is a tutorial that talks about all different types of drawing styles. It’s so important to know that everyone has a different style, and the main objective here is not that you guys learn to draw like me, but that you use my drawing strategies and tips to personalize your own style and become more confident in your own drawings.