Pencil Drawings

Welcome to my gallery of realistic charcoal and graphite 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 and tutorials here that take you step by step how I create my work.  

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2024 Realistic Drawing Workshop
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Workshop tuition includes all the drawing supplies, paper, reference photos, etc to complete the projects. You don't need to bring anything except a desire to have fun and learn!

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I now have a complete tutorial available on how to draw this eye

Pencil Drawings

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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. 
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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

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Student Drawings

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

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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.

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