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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

Eduardo Recife: Interview and Drawings

"True Love Waits" by Eduardo Recife

Eduardo Recife seems to me that rare talents who’s work is both distinctly his own and in tune with the times.  This Brazilian illustrator has an impressive list of gigs under his belt, including a cover for a New York Times article and ads for…

February 17, 2010

Drawings by Wonman Kim

Wonman Kim - Lions

Recently Wonman Kim, a 35-year-old freelance illustrator and graphic designer from Seoul, South Korea, got in touch with me and graciously agreed to answer a few questions I had for him, which I have summarized below. Growing up in Seoul, Kim is a self-taught artist…

December 7, 2009

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

How to Draw Hands: 35 Tutorials, How-To’s, Step-by-Steps, Videos, Studies, Poses and Photo References

Hands on TattooPort

I’ve found drawing hands one of the most challenging aspects of drawing the human figure. You can get away with quite a bit when rendering the human figure, but get the hand wrong and it sticks out like a sore thumb.  Once you start learning…

"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

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

"And She Turned" by Justin Cherry

"And She Turned" by Justin Cherry

The world of Justin Cherry is alien, vivid, and wonderful to inhabit.  Especially if you’re into character design, check this guy out or read his blog.

June 2, 2009

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