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Welcome to the website of Grand Rapids pencil artist Brian Duey. Here you can find most of my pencil drawings, pastel, and oil paintings from early 2004 to the present. You can also find an ever expanding library of drawing and art tutorials. New content is added frequently so please bookmark this site and check back often. Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay.

pencil artist brian duey
(pencil artist, Brian Duey)

Pencil Drawings, Additions and Site News:


7.31.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This pencil portrait was done for a customer in New York City. The customer wanted the drawing in a similar style to Robert Heindel.
pencil sketch commission (pencil sketch commission)


7.17.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This pencil portrait was done for a customer in Newfoundland. White Prismacolor and graphite on toned board.
pencil portrait sketch (pencil portrait sketch)


7.10.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This is a tinted drawing I did for a customer in Texas. This drawing was done with graphite and white Prismacolor pencils on tinted paper.
tinted drawing (tinted drawing)


6.30.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a customer in Michigan. The man pictured is a business owner who recently passed away. His son ordered this from me and it will be displayed in the company he started years ago.
toned drawing (toned drawing)



6.12.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a customer of their dog.
realistic dog drawing (realistic dog drawing)

6.7.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This is a personal drawing I did of my beautiful fiancé pregnant with our son.
pregnant pencil drawing (pregnant pencil drawing)


5.20.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a customer who wanted their newborn drawn.
newborn pencil drawing (newborn pencil drawing)

3.10.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a customer of their beloved chocolate lab.
chocolate lab drawing (chocolate lab drawing)

2.12.14- New pencil drawing added to the 2014 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did of my lovely girlfriend.
toned pencil drawing (toned pencil drawing)

12.18.13- New pencil drawing added to the 2013 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did of a soldier.
soldier drawing (soldier drawing)

4.19.13- New pencil drawing added to the 2013 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned portrait drawing on tinted paper.
tinted portrait drawing (tinted portrait drawing)

3.21.13- New oil painting added to the 2013 pencil drawings section. This is an oil painting I did of a friend. Expect many more oil paintings like this. It's something I'm very interested in.
portrait painting (portrait painting)

3.19.13- New pencil drawing added to the 2013 pencil drawings section. Commissioned portrait pencil drawing.
portrait pencil drawing (portrait pencil drawing)

2.27.13- New pencil drawing added to the 2013 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a customer on tinted paper.
tinted paper drawing (tinted paper drawing)

12.29.12- New pencil drawing added to the 2012 pencil drawings section. This is a double portrait of 2 adorable children and their boxer dog.
kids drawing (kids drawing)

12.5.12- New pencil drawing added to the 2012 pencil drawings section. This is a double portrait of 2 adorable children.
drawing of children (drawing of children)

12.5.12- New oil painting added to the oil paintings section. This is a commissioned painting I did for a customer of Dan Marino.
dan marino oil painting (Dan Marino, oil painting)

9.12.12- New oil painting added to the oil paintings section. This is my largest oil painting to date.
oil painting woman (oil painting, woman)

9.1.12- New drawing added to the 2012 pencil drawings section. This is a very quick pencil sketch I did from life on tinted paper.
pencil sketch (pencil sketch)

8.5.12- New oil painting added to the oil paintings section. This is my very first plein aire painting (painting on location from life) and I really enjoyed it.
river oil painting (river oil painting)

5.13.12- 2 New oil paintings added to the oil paintings section. These are some very quick oil painting sketches that I did. I applied paint very thickly, impasto.
flower_oil_painting (flower oil painting)
sunset_oil_painting (sunset oil painting)

5.28.12- New drawing added to the 2012 pencil drawings section. This is a self portrait pencil drawing that I did.
portrait drawing tinted paper (portrait drawing, self portrait)

5.13.12- New oil painting added to the oil paintings section. 18"x24".
painting from picture (oil painting, painting from picture)

3.29.12- New drawing added to the 2012 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing done for a customer in Grand Rapids, MI. The drawing was used as an engagement proposal and I'm happy to announce that she said, "yes".
portrait art sketches (portrait art, sketches)

3.8.12- New drawing added to the 2012 pencil drawings section. This is a commission fine art drawing for a customer in the UK. The subject is the customer's adorable daughter, Isabella.
fine art drawing (fine art, pencil drawing)

1.25.12- New drawing added to the 2012 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing for a customer in Los Angeles.
portrait art (portrait art, pencil drawing)

12.8.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing for a customer in Los Angeles.
girl pencil drawing (girl pencil drawing)

11.20.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing I did for a customer. The subject was killed by a drunk driver and the family ordered this portrait from me.
commission pencil drawing (commission pencil drawing)

10.3.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing I did for a customer.
portrait drawing and dog (portrait drawing)

9.13.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This drawing was done for a customer.
dog drawing (dog drawing)

8.29.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing that I did for a local art competition called Artprize. Size 22"x30".
pencil drawing of tori (pencil drawing)

8.23.11- New oil painting added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This was a quick portrait study that I did, a self portrait.
oil painting portrait (oil painting, portrait)

8.9.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a quick sketch I did of an American Bulldog.
pencil drawing of a dog (pencil drawing, dog)

6.16.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a portrait of an adorable little girl named Stella, commissioned by her father. 11"x14"
little girl pencil drawing (little girl pencil drawing)

6.15.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. I was recently approached by a major publisher about doing an instructional step by step drawing book. This is a drawing I did for the book on how to draw eyes.
how to draw eyes (how to draw eyes)

5.16.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a portrait commission I did for the wife of Mark Rudiger. Mark passed away but was one of the top sail boat racers in the world.
mark rudiger pencil drawing (portrait, pencil drawing)

3.11.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is something a little different for me but I enjoyed doing it. Size 15"x22"
colored pencil drawing (colored pencil drawing)

3.2.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a very quick, 45 minute sketch of an eye.
eye drawing (eye drawing)

2.9.11- New drawing added to the 2011 pencil drawings section. This is a commission portrait done for a customer in Colorado. Size 11"x14".
child drawing (child drawing, pencil portrait)

12.27.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a portrait of a black lab and was done for a customer. Size 11"x14".
dog drawing (dog drawing, black lab)

12.14.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a commission portrait drawing that I did for a customer of her children. Size 11"x14".
family portrait drawing (family portrait drawing)

11.4.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing that I did for a customer. Size 5"x7".
german shepherd pencil drawing (german shepherd, pencil drawing)

10.12.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a pencil drawing of a friend. Size 12"x18"
pencil drawing portrait (pencil drawing portrait)

9.6.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing I did for a customer. Size 11"x14"
portrait sketch (portrait sketch)

6.19.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a colored pencil drawing I did for Cliff Avril of the Detroit Lions. He approached me a few weeks back about this project. 14"x20" dr
cliff avril colored pencil drawing (colored pencil drawing, cliff avril)

5.13.10- New oil painting added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a still life painting I did of a pear. This painting was done in one sitting. 8"x10"
pear oil painting (pear oil painting)

5.11.10- New oil painting added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a still life painting. I tried to keep it really loose but in a realistic style. 9"x12"
still life oil painting (still life oil painting)

5.5.10- New oil painting added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned oil portrait I did for a customer. 9"x12"
oil portrait (oil painting, portrait)

4.6.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did for a customer in Canada. 11"x14".
drawing of people (drawing of people, pencil drawing)

3.1.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did for a customer. I played a little bit toward the end of the drawing with a painterly style at the bottom. Size 8"x10".
graphite pencil drawing (graphite, pencil drawing)

2.12.10- New drawing added to the 2010 pencil drawings section. This is a practice portrait drawing I did of Jessica Alba. Graphite and white colored pencil on tinted paper. Size 12"x18".
pencil portrait drawing (portrait, pencil drawing)

12.3.09- New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a self portrait I did on tinted paper. I haven't done a self portrait in a few years so I thought it would be kind of fun. Size 12"x18".
self portrait drawing (self portrait, drawing)

12.1.09- New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a practice pencil drawing I did of my girlfriend, Melissa. The drawing was done on tinted paper and the size is 12"x18"
pencil drawing of melissa (pencil drawing, portrait)

11.20.09- Commission drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a nude drawing I did for a customer in the UK. Size 12"x18"
nude figure drawing (nude figure drawing)

I am broadcasting live tonight from 6:30 to around 10 pm. Come join me as I work on my latest commission work. The link is www.ustream.tv/channel/brianduey


New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a pencil drawing of Carrie Underwood. The drawing was done on tinted paper using graphite pencils and white colored pencils. 12"x18".
carrie underwood pencil drawing (Pencil Drawing, Carrie Underwood)

New painting added to the oil paintings section. This one was kind of fun. It's a portrait of Darth Vader. 8"x10" Oil on Linen.
darth vader oil painting (oil painting, darth vader)

New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is the second drawing for the movie.
pencil drawing (pencil drawing, portrait of a woman)

New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a portrait that I did as a commission for a movie that will be filming in a few weeks. I was approached by the director to create 2 portraits for the film. This one is 11"x14".
pencil art (pencil art, commission)

New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This drawing was done referencing one of Olivia De Berardinis' paintings. The original design belongs to her. My version of the drawing was done in colored pencil. 14"x14"
cartoon drawing (colored pencil drawing, cartoon)

New painting added to the oil paintings section. It's been a while since I tried a painting so I did a small one. 8"x8"
tomato oil painting (oil painting, tomato)

New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing that I did for a new portrait tutorial. This is one of the most in depth tutorials I have done to date. I hope you enjoy it.
pencil drawing (pencil drawing, portrait of kelly monaco)

New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a design that will be used on a headstone. White colored pencil on black paper.
headstone design (headstone design)

New drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did on tinted paper using pencils and a white colored pencil.
pencil drawing (pencil drawing, portrait)

7.16.09- A childhood friend of mine was just diagnosed with cancer. He's a really great person. He does not have insurance and he needs help. Please give if you can. I would greatly appreciate it!! To find out more please visit www.Kickingitforjason.com

3.31.09- Drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a colored drawing I did for a customer. 11"x14".
pug dog drawing (pug, dog drawing)

2.27.09- Drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This was something a little different for me. I have wanted to do a drawing on tinted paper for a long time but just haven't gotten to it until now. This is graphite pencil and colored pencil on tinted paper, 12"x18".
pencil portrait (pencil drawing)

2.6.09- Drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing for a customer in New York. He wanted a special present for his wife for Valentine's Day. 11"x14".
drawing (pencil drawing)

1.21.09- Drawing added to the 2009 pencil drawings section. This is a quick nude drawing I did. 11"x14".
nude drawing (pencil, nude drawing)

12.9.08- Commissioned drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a customer in Colorado.
christmas drawing (pencil drawing)

11.18.08- Commissioned drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did of Prince.
prince pencil drawing (prince, pencil drawing)

10.25.08- New oil painting added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This painting was completed in one sitting. I really enjoyed doing a landscape painting, expect more of these.
sunset oil painting (sunset, oil painting)

10.25.08- New oil painting added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a painting I did of a floral still life scene.
flower oil painting (flower, oil painting)

10.20.08- Colored pencil drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a portrait I did of a friend.
colored pencil (colored pencil drawing)

9.28.08- Commissioned drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did of a doberman pinscher dog for a customer in Michigan.
doberman (doberman, pencil drawing)

9.12.08- I added a Photography section to the site. I will be posting my attempts at picture taking here. :)

8.26.08- Colored pencil drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did of the lovely Carrie Underwood.
carrie underwood colored pencil drawing (Carrie Underwood, Colored pencil drawing)

8.3.08- Oil painting added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This painting has been sitting on my easel for a very long time. I lost the motivation to work on it. I finished it up today though. :)
still life painting (still life, oil painting)


7.1.08- New colored pencil drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This one was a little different from the norm. Recently someone asked me to draw Ariel from The Little Mermaid. I hadn't drawn a cartoon type drawing in a very long time but it was fun.
little mermaid (little mermaid, colored pencil drawing)


6.9.08- New pencil drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a car drawing I did of a corvette. The drawing was finished on Drawing Day but I turned this into a tutorial on How to Draw a Car so I just finished making it today.
corvette car drawing (car drawing, corvette pencil drawing)


4.22.08- New colored pencil drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a 14"x17" portrait of Lindsay Lohan done with Prismacolor colored pencils.
lindsay lohan colored pencil drawing (lindsay lohan, colored pencil drawing)


3.28.08- New pencil drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing of a fallen american soldier.
american soldier drawing (pencil drawing, american soldier)


2.11.08- I've added a new feature to the website. Now you can see what I am working on at any second of any day on my webcam page. The cam updates images every 30 seconds.
webcam


1.29.08- New colored pencil drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. I was waiting for a painting to dry before I can work more on it so I decided to do a tutorial. You can find the tutorial at rose drawing tutorial.
rose drawing (rose drawing, colored pencil)


1.15.08- Commission drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is the last drawing for the NYC commission project.
pencil sketch (pencil sketch, commissioned pencil drawing)


1.4.08- Commission drawing added to the 2008 pencil drawings section. This is work #4 of 5 for the NYC commission. One more to go.
pencil sketch (pencil sketch, commissioned pencil drawing)


12.12.07- Another commission face drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is work #3 of 5 for the NYC commission. Two more to go.
face drawing (face drawing)


12.4.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is another commissioned drawing I did for the client in NYC. There will be 5 portraits total for this project.
pencil sketch (pencil sketch, commissioned pencil drawing)


11.29.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did for a client in New York City. There will be 5 portraits total for this project.
pencil sketch (pencil sketch, commissioned pencil drawing)


11.26.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did of some children. It's 8"x10".
children drawing (children drawing, commissioned pencil drawing)


11.19.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did of a teacup yorkie. It's 8"x10".
teacup yorkie pencil drawing (teacup yorkie, pencil drawing)


11.12.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned wedding drawing. It's 11"x14".
wedding art pencil drawing (wedding art, pencil drawing)


10.23.07- New colored pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a new tutorial. Alot of people have asked me about a colored pencil tutorial so I made one and added it to the site.
green apple colored pencil drawing (green apple, colored pencil drawing)


10.18.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a still life drawing I've been working on for the past couple of days.
still life pencil drawing (still life, pencil drawing)


10.4.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a quick drawing I did of a woman golfer.
woman golfer pencil drawing (woman golfer, pencil drawing)


9.25.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did for a customer. He wanted a wedding drawing as a gift for his wife. Size 8"x10".
wedding gift pencil drawing (pencil drawing, wedding gift)


9.18.07- The message board is FIXED. :)


9.4.07- New mouth and teeth drawing tutorial added to the drawing tutorials section. I've had alot of people requesting this lately.


8.30.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commissioned drawing I did for a customer in Dublin, Ireland. I don't have alot of experience with drawing backgrounds but the customer requested one. I am happy with how this came out. Size 11"x14".
pencil drawing lis pass (pencil drawing, Li's Pass)


8.21.07- New drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a pencil drawing I did of Jessica Alba.
jessica alba pencil drawing (pencil drawing, jessica alba portrait)


8.8.07- I finished my very first oil painting. It has been added to the brand new oil paintings section. I had alot of fun with this and will for sure be doing more oil paintings. Stay tuned.
oil painting (oil painting, portrait of Megan Fox)


6.28.07- New shading tutorial added to the drawing tutorials section. I was asked how to shade the other day in an e-mail so I decided to make this.


6.21.07- New nose drawing tutorial added to the drawing tutorials section. I had a little bit of time tonight so I made another drawing tutorial. This time I did one on how to draw a nose. I plan on doing tutorials on all major facial features. Hope you like this one.


6.4.07- New dog drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing I've been working on for a few days of a boxer dog. It was great to take a break from portraits and work on a dog drawing for a change. It is completely unblended and 12"x18".
pencil drawing of boxer dog (pencil drawing, boxer dog drawing)


5.22.07- New portrait drawing of Kate Beckinsale added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a pencil drawing that I've been working on for the last Month or so. Size is 12"x18".
kate beckinsale pencil drawing (pencil drawing, celebrity drawing of kate beckinsale)


5.18.07- New pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This was a commission drawing for a customer in Arizona. She wanted her 2 daughters and her sister's son drawn.
pencil drawing of children (pencil drawing, commissioned portrait of children)


3.6.07- New colored pencil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings and colored pencil drawings sections. This is another greeting card design.
pink flamingo colored pencil (colored pencil drawing, pink flamingo)


2.28.07- New pastel drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings and pastel drawings sections. This is a drawing of a lighthouse in Grand Haven, Michigan.
grand haven lighthouse drawing (Grand Haven lighthouse, pastel drawing)


2.21.07- New drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a drawing I did for a greeting card design.
seagulls drawing (seagulls drawing, graphite and colored pencil drawing)


2.8.07- New pastel drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings and pastel drawings sections. This is a portrait of late night star, Conan O Brien. He has been on my to draw list for a while.
conan o brien pastel drawing (pastel drawing, Conan O Brien Portrait)


1.25.07- New car drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. This is a commission I recieved to draw a 1984 Trans AM. The man who owns the car races it at a local drag strip. I found out that this is actually the same car as was on "Knight Rider" also. The past couple car drawings I've done I've really enjoyed. Size is 9"x12".
car drawing 84 trans am (pencil drawing, car drawing 1984 trans am)


1.19.07- New trompe l oeil drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. I tried for ultra realism on this one and to try to fool the viewers eyes.
trompe l oeil drawing (pencil drawing, trompe l oeil)


1.15.07- New pencil drawing of Britney Spears added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. I am tending to shy away from celebrity drawings lately but this was just a quick 11"x14" portrait. Hope you like it.
britney spears pencil drawing (pencil drawing, portrait of Britney Spears)


1.4.07- New commissioned portrait drawing added to the 2007 pencil drawings section. Size is 12"x18". Happy New Year everyone!!
portrait drawing (pencil drawing, commissioned portrait)


12.21.06- New portrait drawing of Natalie Portman added to the 2006 pencil drawings section. This is a commission drawing that I've been working on for the last week or two. It will probably be my last pencil drawing of 2006. Size is 14"x17". Have a great holiday!!
natalie portman pencil drawing (pencil drawing, celebrity drawing of natalie portman)


12.12.06- New car drawing added to the 2006 drawings section. This is a commission drawing. The subject is a 74 Vega drag car. Size is 9"x12".
74 vega car drawing (pencil drawing, car drawing)


12.8.06- New tattoo design added to the 2006 drawings section. This is a fairy or angel drawing I did for the same customer as Portrait of Susan. It will be used as a tattoo template. The drawing is very small so it didn't take too long to do, 8"x10".
angel tattoo design (pencil drawing, angel tattoo design)


12.5.06- New graphite portrait drawing added to the 2006 drawings section. This was a Holiday commission I recieved. I am very happy with the way it turned out. The drawing is 14"x20" so it took a while. Happy Holidays. :)
pencil drawing (pencil drawing, commissioned portrait)


11.23.06- New hair drawing tutorial added to the drawings section. I hope it benefits someone. Happy Thanksgiving.


11.20.06- New pastel painting of a pin up model added to the pastel paintings section. I have been working on this for the past couple of weeks off and on. It's only my second pastel painting to date. I am pleased with the result. 11"x17" on gray Canson Mi Tientes paper.
pastel painting (pastel painting, pin up)


11.7.06- New pencil drawing added to the new 2006 drawings section. This was a commission I recieved about a week and a half ago. The subject are a K9 police officer and his German Shepherd dog. The drawing is appropriately titled "partners". It's on 11"x14" Fabriano Hotpress paper.
k9 police pencil drawing (k9 police drawing, pencil drawing)


10.28.06- New pastel painting added to the new pastel paintings section. This is my first attempt at painting with pastels. I bought a set of Rembrandt soft pastels a few months ago and have been meaning to use them and just recently got the chance. This is defenitely not my favorite work in the world but I think if I practice with these I could produce some better stuff. I love the smoothness that can be achieved with them. It was a fun painting, hope you like it.
pastel painting of next door nikki (pastel painting)


10.18.06- New portrait drawing added to the drawings section section. This is a commissioned drawing I did of Morrissey. Don't know who Morrissey is? I didn't either until I did a little search for him online. He is the lead singer of The Smiths. I downloaded a few of their songs after reading about the band and I really like their music now. Hope you like the drawing.
morrissey from the smiths drawing (pencil drawing, commissioned portrait of morrissey)


10.13.06- New still life pencil drawing added to the drawings section section. I have been working on this drawing for about the last 2 months. I have tons and tons of hours into it, probably 60 overall. It's a drawing of a shattered Jack Daniels bottle. The drawing is 14"x20". Hope you like it.
jack daniels (pencil drawing, still life)


10.9.06- New commissioned drawing added to the drawings section section. The drawing is 3 seperate portraits on 11"x14". I also have been working on a large still life drawing of a shattered Jack Daniels bottle. It should be done sometime soon.
commissioned art (pencil drawing, commissioned child drawings)


9.11.06- I really had alot of fun putting the last drawing tutorial together so I made another one today. This time it's a still life tutorial though. You can find it by clicking here or by going to the drawings section. The still life drawing I did for the tutorial was a zippo lighter. I hope you like the drawing and the tutorial :)

still life drawing

still life drawing (pencil drawing, still life)


9.7.06- I've gotten alot of e-mails recently asking when I am going to add more tutorials to the site. Specifically, alot of people have been asking how to draw eyes. So I sat down today and put a tutorial together. I spent quite a while on this tutorial so I hope it benefits someone. You can find it by clicking here or by going to the drawings section. Also, the drawing I did for the tutorial added to the gallery.

eye drawing

eye drawing


8.24.06- New drawing of Tiger Woods added to the gallery. This was done with colored pencils. I went to the Buick Open a couple of weeks ago and was inspired to do a portrait of Tiger that day. I drew him as he was the day that I saw him too, so this was exactly how he looked. The drawing is 12"x18".

tiger woods drawing

tiger woods


8.21.06- New couple drawing added to the gallery. This was a commissioned drawing again. Size is 14"x20".

couple drawing

couple drawing


8.3.06- New car drawing added to the gallery. This was a commissioned drawing that I spent about 25 hours on. It's a pretty big work too, 14"x20". Have a good weekend everyone.

car drawing

car drawing (car drawing, pencil)


7.24.06- New drawing of the lovely Kelly Monaco added to the gallery. I spent quite a while on this one. Also, I just bought some soft pastels so be expecting to see some pastel paintings soon. Lastly, I appologize for the site being down for a couple days last week. I switched servers so hopefully I won't have that problem anymore. :)

kelly monaco drawing

kelly monaco


7.14.06- New section added. I was looking at some old drawings tonight and thought it might be fun to share them on the site. These are my first attempts at drawing. Check them out at the new early drawings page. Have a good weekend everyone!!


7.12.06- I added a couple new sections and links on the site. First, I added a colored pencil drawings section. I get asked alot if I could give people tips and hints so second, I added a drawing tips page. It just contains random drawing tips that I have learned along the way. I will be adding to the list as I think of more. Lastly, I added a couple new links to some very talented artists on the links page.


7.4.06- Happy 4th of July!! Another colored drawing added to the gallery.

colored pencil drawing

colored pencil drawing


6.20.06- New drawing added to the gallery. I have been very inspired lately to get into colored pencil. Be expecting alot more colored pencil drawings like this in the future.

colored pencil drawing

colored pencil drawing


6.14.06- New commissioned drawing of Ben and Kami added to the gallery. Ben wanted this drawing to give to his girlfriend Kami. It was a little smaller than I am used to, but it was a fun drawing to do. Since the drawing was smaller, I decided to leave it unblended. On small drawings like this, it's extremely hard to get precise blending.

commission drawing

ben and kami


6.7.06- New commissioned drawing of Danielle Termors added to the gallery. This drawing was kind of fun, it was alot different pose than I am used to doing.

Danielle

Danielle Termors


5.26.06- I am saddened to report that my drawings were not selected for the show. I guess the juror didn't like pencil drawings or something. When I went to pick them up from the Grand Rapids Art Museum, all the volunteers could not believe that I wasn't chosen. Oh well, I will get them next year. Anyways, I have been working on a drawing for my friends Kenny Groeneveld and Jennie Lanting who are getting married in October. I spent the better part of May on this drawing. It took a very long time. After I started the drawing I had the idea to put 2 interlocking wedding rings at the bottom. Then I thought it would be cool if they were the actual rings that Kenny and Jennie are going to wear. So I had them come over to my house so I could take some pictures of the rings. I hope you like the drawing and have a safe Memorial Day weekend. :)

Ken Groeneveld and Jennie Lanting Wedding Drawing

Ken Groeneveld and Jennie Lanting


4.30.06- Well, I picked up 2 applications for Calder Festival of the Arts. It's an art show put on anually in the city of Grand Rapids. They allow local artists to submit 2 pieces which were created in the past year. I have decided to submit Armin Mersmann's Portrait and Little Things. Last week I had them both framed and matted and I have to submit them this coming week. I still have a little bit of tweaking I want to do to the Armin Mersmann drawing because there are little things about it that I am unhappy with, starting with the hand. If my drawings are selected to be in the show, they will be displayed at the Grand Rapids Art Museum this summer. Wish me luck :)



4.28.06- New colored portrait drawing of Lacey Chabert added to the gallery. I have always liked the reference picture of Lacey so I decided to draw her. The drawing was done with Prismacolor colored pencils. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. I've only done a handful of colored drawings so far but think I will do alot more now.

Lacey Chabert Drawing

lacey chabert colored pencil drawing


4.13.06- A couple drawings added to the gallery. The pencil (black and white) drawing was a commission that I recieved a couple days ago. It's a portrait of a father and his son. The colored drawing was just a little practice piece. I used the circulism technique on it. Done with Prismacolor colored pencils. The picture might look familiar :)

commission drawing

steve martin colored pencil drawing


4.9.06- Another sketch for the textbook added to the gallery. I think this is the best out of the 3 that I have done.

sketch drawing

autumn


4.5.06- A couple sketches added to the gallery. A week or two ago I was approached by a professor at UNC about doing some sketches for a textbook he is writing. He asked for a couple quick sketches so I only spent a couple of hours on each.

autumn drawings

autumn autumn


3.30.06- New portrait drawing of Armin Mersmann added to the gallery. Armin is one of my favorite artists so I had to draw him. One of the biggest drawings I have ever done. Circulism technique used for the face.

Armin Mersmann

armin mersmann pencil drawing (pencil drawing of Armin Mersmann)


3.2.06- New portrait drawing of Shai added to the gallery. Blended.

Shai

shai


2.24.06- New drawing titled "Little Things" added to the gallery. This is a drawing I did of my chihuahua, Misty. The butterfly was done with Prismacolor colored pencils and the rest of the drawing is graphite. My first non-blended drawing.

chihuahua drawing

dog pencil drawing (pencil drawing of a dog)


2.21.06- New still life drawing of a pack of cigarettes added to the gallery. I figured I already drew the lighter so I had to draw the smokes too. Just another practice piece.

marlboro drawing

marlboro


2.18.06- New still life drawing of a Zippo lighter added to the gallery. I spent about 7 or 8 hours on it. Just a practice piece before I start a portrait of Armin Mersmann.

zippo lighter

zippo lighter


2.16.06- New portrait of Kate Beckinsale added to the gallery. I decided to do this drawing of Kate after I saw her on The Tonight Show a couple weeks ago. Again I used circulism on this drawing.

kate beckinsale drawing

kate beckinsale pencil drawing (pencil drawing of Kate Beckinsale)


2.6.06- New drawing added to gallery. I drew this a while ago, probably on the first couple days of 2006.

zindy nielsen

zindy neilsen
Also here is a peak at what I am working on right now. It's a portrait of Kate Beckinsale. Pictured below are 4 seperate stages of the drawing.

new drawing

Pencil Drawing of Kate Beckinsale


1.26.06- New nude portrait drawing called Angelic Gaze has been added to the gallery. I used a technique known as circulism on it.

alley baggett

pencil Drawing Alley Baggett


1.23.06- New portrait drawing of pencil artist elena roth added to gallery

elena roth

pencil drawing


1.22.06- I have collaborated with a graphic designer (Aaron Garcia) for the artwork of "Sleep Dank" AKA "Sleep Da Danker's" new album cover. "Sleep Dank" is a rapper out of the bay area. You can see the design if you click on the image below.

sleep da danker album





1.19.06- I've begun designing a brand new version of the site from scratch. There will be alot of changes intended to make the site look alot more professional. Please contact me if you encounter any problems with the new design. Thanks alot for visiting, I appreciate it.



1.16.06- New portrait of Danielle Termors added to gallery. I used a technique known as circulism for the skin texture.

danielle drawing

New Drawing




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