All right, this feature is not quite like Google's Artist of the Day, but I mentioned in an earlier post that I would from time to time try to introduce my friends and readers to new artists (or at least new to them!). I came across Christopher a few days ago while I was putting in some time on my FineArtAmerica Gallery. I belong to a few different groups there and was looking over some of the new work posted in the Pencil Drawing Group, and was blown away by Christopher's portraits. The link in the title (or here) will take you over to Christopher's website http://www.pencildrawn.com/, where you can see for yourself some of his incredible artwork. I've posted a few images here to whet your appetite, but I heartily recommend taking a tour of his website to see the complete portfolio. In addition to the posting in this blog, Christopher has given me his permission to include his artwork in my monthly Art from the Inkwell Newsletter as well, so those of you who follow me there will get to see more in February's edition. In the meantime, enjoy!
This one is titled "Jessica Biel Drawing". In Christopher's FineArtAmerica Gallery, there are actually 6 other Jessica Biel Drawings, at various stages of completion, so they are titled, appropriately enough with "Work in Progress" included in the title. Each one focuses on a different portrion of the overall portrait, this one being the finished project.
This one is titled "On Eagle" and shows excellent craftsmanship in portraying wildlife in pencil. There is a second eagle portrait titled "On Eagle's Wings" as a work in progress. Not sure if the "Wings" was left out of the first title on purpose. I'll have to check with Christopher on that. All of these pieces are also posted on Christopher's FineArtAmerica Gallery. This link goes directly to Christopher's gallery, just as my link will take you to my gallery. If you would like to look through the portfolios of other artists who post their work on FineArtAmerica (and there are thousands!), you'll need to go to the main page at FineArtAmerica, and probably open an account to have access to all of the artwork posted there. There are three types of accounts: Artists, Galleries and Collectors. To my artist friends out there: this is a great place to post your work and meet artists from all over the world and start new friendships and share experience and insights.