Fine Art Pencil Drawings::
Pencil Drawing Workshops:
I conduct 4 - 6 workshops per year. Although students will learn advanced drawing techniques, the classes 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.
Examples of my work will be available for close scrutiny, and questions about specific techniques will be answered and demonstrated. Students are also encouraged to bring previous work in all stages of completion for constructive critique. All supplies are included for each workshop and detailed demonstrations with hands on instruction will guide each student as to their particular use. Click here to learn more about my Pencil Drawing Workshops
I am moderating a drawing discussion board on the web site of one of my favorite artists, Alexei Antonov. Here, you can post your drawings and receive helpful critiques from some of the best pencil artists in the world. This is a very friendly learning environment that I highly recommend. A wide variety of drawing techniques are used here by some truly amazing artists. Many of these artists post step by step demonstrations of their work in progress. It is a wonderful way to develop your own style by learning the methods and techniques employed by a variety of artists. I encourage you to take advantage of this wealth of knowledge by joining my forum.
About the Artist:
ability and strong desire to draw surfaced early in J.
D. Hillberry’s life. While growing up in Wyoming, he
began developing his own techniques of blending charcoal
and graphite to give a photo realistic look to his
artwork. J. D. uses this monochromatic medium to focus
the viewers attention to the drama of light, shadow and
texture without the added influence of color. Throughout
his career, he has tried to push the limits realistic
expression in with his chosen medium. After moving to
Colorado in 1989, Hillberry began experimenting with trompe l'oeil drawings.
Traditionally, this type of artwork is done with oils, but he has
successfully rendered images so realistically, they fool the eye
into thinking that real objects are displayed in a shadow box frame.
Working out of his studio in Westminster, Colorado, J. D. Hillberry
continues to expand the public's perception of drawing.
J. D. has exhibited his pencil drawings in some of the most prestigious art shows in the US and has garnered more than 40 awards in nationally acclaimed, juried art exhibitions . They include:
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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.
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