Updated: August 28, 2017

In a world where technology overshadows traditional art – where colors, patterns and objects have replaced what was once realistic – there are still a few people out there who keep alive what is becoming the lost art of graphite pencil portraits. Rejection often leads to frustration, and from frustration an artist will either decide to leave what he loved as a child in hopes of finding acceptance and riches, or he will turn rejection into a challenge and prove to others that drawing isn’t as easy as it appears. And just maybe, one day someone will take notice and realize that realistic graphite pencil drawing never died – nor was it “just” a start of an art project – but was and is art by its own merit ....

Taken from the introduction page "Pencil Drawings Volume 1 -a look into drawing men"

by David J. Vanderpool


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