Realistic Pencil Drawings - Fine Art Realism

Pencil Drawings

Welcome to my web gallery of realistic charcoal and pencil drawings. Click the links below to enter various galleries to see my artwork and inspiration. For those of you interested in learning my drawing techniques, I have several drawing lessons on this site that take you step by step how I create my work. Along with my drawing workshops, I also offer a technique book and drawing supplies to help you learn my techniques.  I've also started making some drawing tutorial videos to help students learn my techniques.  These videos are the next best thing to attending one of my workshops. 

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Western Art Gallery

Family Themes

Still Life Gallery

Trompe l'Oeil

New Artwork

About the Artwork

Pencil Portraits

How to Order

Art Show Schedule

Recent Honors

About The Artist

Links & Web Rings

Join me on Facebook

Drawing - Self Portrait "The Man Behind The Artwork"

Realistic Drawing Workshops:

April 30, 2015 
Basics of Texture and Contrast

May 1 - 3, 2015
Beards, Backgrounds
& Rough Skin Portraits

NOTE:  Students in all workshops
             will also receive my
         Pencil Drawing Kit

Drawing Techniques:

Video & Workshop email List

Pencil Drawing Kits

Pencil Kit Bonus Pack

Pencil Technique Book

Recommended Drawing Papers

My Inspiration

Pencil Drawing Tutorial

Workshop Schedule

Student Drawings

Class Photos

Cancellation Policy


Pencil Drawing Videos 

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Click the "change quality" button in the player to watch in HD and click to full screen button to see it larger

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Pencil Drawing Workshops

I conduct only 6 - 8 classes per year and these sell out fast. If you would like to request to be on a waiting list for a workshop, please Contact me. My Workshop Email List is the best way to to be notified of upcoming workshops so you don't miss out. 

Although students will learn advanced drawing techniques, these three day drawing lessons are structured  to be beneficial for all levels of students. The limited class size insures individual attention. Students will learn the techniques necessary to render a variety of textures realistically with graphite, carbon, charcoal, and various blending techniques. 

I've started a new page to show some before and after pictures of student's work.  Click the link below to see how my techniques can add realism to your drawings in just 3 days. 
Student Drawings

Drawing Pencils

I recently worked with General's Pencil Company to produce several pencil kits. These kits contain the same supplies I include in my live drawing workshops. 
Pencil Drawing Supplies

Internet Limitations:

Please keep in mind that the limitations of the Internet make it impossible to show the detail and clarity contained in my work. Inside the galleries you will be able to view larger versions of the images, but nothing can compare with seeing my artwork in person. The mixture of both charcoal and graphite pencil can produce an amazingly realistic image that simply cannot translate to your monitor.  I have included a show schedule on this site in the hopes that many of you will come see my work. However, if you happen to purchase any of my drawings or fine art prints from this site without seeing the real thing, I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised. Click here to for more about my No-Risk Guarantee  

Attention Galleries and Frame Shops:
Wholesale inquiries are welcome

I currently wholesale my limited edition prints to qualified retail galleries, gift stores, and frame shops. If you are interested in carrying my work in your retail establishment, click the link below to take you to my Wholesale Registration Form

Look for these links at the bottom of each page to help navigate my site :

Workshops:  Workshop Schedule    Current Workshop  Students Comments   Student Drawings

 Workshop Photos  •  Workshop Email List 

Galleries:   Western    Family Themes  •  Still Life  •  Trompe L'oeil  •  New Work  •  Contact Me

Info:   Technique Book  •  Drawing Pencils & Supplies  •  Drawing Tutorial  •  About the Artwork  •  About the Artist   

Show Schedule  •  How to Order



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I defend my copyrights vigorously. On May 3rd, 2007 I filed a copyright infringement suit in federal district court.

Recently, a settlement was reached with all four defendants. As in most Intellectual property cases that are settled before trial, the terms of the settlement are confidential. I can state that I am extremely pleased with the settlement.

If you download ANY of the works on this site without first asking permission, you are violating my copyright. I allow many non-commercial uses of my images but in all cases, you must ask permission first. Please contact me first to avoid a costly lawsuit. Image Permission Request 

I will continue to defend my copyrights vigorously. All work on this site is copyrighted by J. D. Hillberry.   Any copying, storing, altering, printing, or distribution of these images in ANY form will be considered copyright infringement.