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Product Review: Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery by Christopher Sia

David Beckham

Today I’ll be reviewing Christopher Sia’s “Realistic Pencil Portrait Mastery”, a home-study course that will teach you how to draw realistic portraits.  Now let me begin by saying that I care very little for so-called “pitch sites,” the online version of OxyClean infomercials.  They all…

January 27, 2011

“The Drawing Is the Most Important Part” – Interview with Matt K. Smith

"Geist" by Matt K. Smith

In our ongoing series of artist interviews, I was able to catch up with Matt Smith, illustrator and artist in San Diego, California.  Matt has some great figure drawing work displayed on his sites that form the basis for his superb illustrations, often of the…

January 26, 2011

How to Draw a Face: 25 Tutorials

Good tutorial on how to shade a face, by Brian Duey

How-To’s, Tutorials, and Step-By-Steps Books Facial Expressions Videos Online Books Drawing faces or portaits is, to me, a bit of a paradox.  It is that part of our body which most distinguishes us from others (as an identifying physical trait), but that part of the…

Interview with Scott Move

Scott Move - Untitled (Zombie Head)

Untitled (Zombie Head) by Scott Move Jim Phillips on acid – that’s kind of what the art of Scott Move reminds me of, and why I was so excited when he got in touch with me.  The interwoven imagery looks almost like the T-2000 burning…

January 8, 2010

Godmachine

Godmachine - Back in Black Tshirt

Back in Black T-Shirt by Godmachine Aziz a.k.a. Godmachine is an illustrator based out of Wales, UK, with some seriously nasty skills. Growing up and working as an electrician and bricklayer as a young lad, it was skateboard graphics through which he rekindled his connection…

October 30, 2009

"Nani" by Yury Kushevsky

"Nani" by Yury Kushevsky

Nani by Yury Kushevsky Yesterday my girlfriend asked me what “Stradivarius” means; although I’d heard the word, I really didn’t know. In two clicks of a Google search later, I found the following definition on Wikipedia: A Stradivarius is a stringed instrument built by members of the Stradivari family, particularly Antonio Stradivari. According to…

June 11, 2009

"Joan" by Anna Shipstone

"Joan" by Anna Shipstone

Joan by Anna Shipstone Anna Shipstone hails from the small seaside town of Cromer, Norfolk, UK, where she lives with her pet dog and family.  On her website you can find some of the truly gorgeous sample work of this pencil portraiture artist – in particular…

June 10, 2009

"The Feeb" by Mike May

"The Feeb" by Mike May

The characters developed by veteran concept artist and character designer Mike May are anything but ordinary – each inhabits a unique world, suggested not so much by the environment they’re rendered in but by the dress, demeanor, and look of the characters themselves.  Mike is…

June 5, 2009

Caricature of Jeff Lafree by Sean Gardner

Caricature of Jeff Lafree by Sean Gardner

If you have a fragile self-image, don’t ask Sean Gardner to draw a caricature of you – his no holds barred style might dent that pretty ego of yours.  Seriously, he captures the essence of a person’s face and persona to the tee while injecting…

June 5, 2009

Drawing #008 by Mathis Rekowski

Drawing #008 by Mathis Rekowski

  Although Illustrator Mathis Rekowski has some wonderfully trippy drawings like the one featured here, he’s got even more illustrations seem to me at once retro and cutting edge. Certainly someone to watch out for. You can purchase the image above at Mathis’ new store,…

June 5, 2009

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