Tagged ‘realistic’

“We don’t ever really copy the world, we translate:” Interview with Alan Lawson

iv by Alan Lawson

Recently painter Alan Lawson reached out to me and after taking a look at the work over on his (excellent) website, I asked him if he’d like to take part in the Drawn in Black interview.  Lucky for all of us, he graciously agreed!  I hope you…

November 15, 2012

Steel City Artist: Drawings and Interview with Charles Ott

"Cinderella Castle, Magic Mountain" by Charles Ott, Jr.

Lest you think that I have a predisposition for trippy, vulgar, and raunchy drawings (what am I saying, I confess I do!), I want to showcase an artist who’s been making a name for himself in the Pittsburgh area and beyond with his meticulously rendered…

January 22, 2010

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…

"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

Untitled by Antonia Franck

Portrait Society of America, Inc. - Portrait Society, Portrait Artists, Portrait Art, Portrait Painting

Amazingly, I couldn’t find any other site about or by Antonia Franck, who’s drawing above I stumbled upon on the Portrait Society of America site (definitely worth checking out). I love this drawing, you are practically on the couch reading the book right alongside the…

February 26, 2009

"Hare's" and Others by Andrea Joseph


Hare’s by Andrea Joseph You can tell by her drawings that Andrea is a keen observer of the world around her.  On her many “collages” and moleskin sketches she somehow brings to life the little objects that fill our lives.  Once you really take a…

January 30, 2009

Self Portrait Sketch and More by Shawn Barber

Los Angeles, Self Portrait Sketch by Shawn Barber If you like tattoo art, you’ll love Shawn Barber.  As his website states: “Shawn Barber’s body of work focuses primarily on painting, portraiture and documenting contemporary tattoo culture.”  Barber’s many paintings focus on artists, specifically artists with…

November 17, 2008

“Dizzee Rascal: Commission” and Others by Andy Buck

If you’re into realistic drawings, you’ll get your share of eye candy from Andy Buck.  I like this one in particular because there’s just noone quite like Dizzee Rascal and his whacktastic beats.  Check out Andy’s page on deviantART, plus a few more below the…

July 1, 2008

7 Tutorials on How to Draw the Human Anatomy / Body / Figure

?Figure Drawing for All It?s Worth? by Andrew Loomis

Here are 7 tutorials I’ve found on the net, some better than others. If you know if any other good ones, please share in the comments! “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth” by Andrew Loomis (PDF, 24MB)