A drawing of David Gulpilil, the Australian aboriginal actor done from a photo taken from the net. I wanted to see If I could capture his look of ‘take no prisoners’ done in Faber Castell and Prisma coloured pencils on a cold press illustration board, 30×40cm.

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I am a self taught coloured pencil artist residing in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. My passion at the moment is human portraiture, especially celebrities, as due to their high profile nature the margin for error is minute and an intriguing challenge. I also do commissions, both human and non-human, when the occasion arises. Thank you for viewing my work and feel free to leave any comments, good or bad, and I will certainly respond.

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  • Picatso
    Picatsoabout 4 years ago

    Wow Gary. You certainly captured that look you were after! Way awesome.

  • Many many thanks Helette for your inspiring comment.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Picatso
    Picatsoabout 4 years ago

    PS: Just bought a full set of 132 Prismacolor pencils on e-Bay. Cant WAIT for it to arrive so I can attempt fab work like this also… :-)

  • Nothing like a brand new set of CPs especially Prismas, gets the mouth watering, cant wait to see some of your work.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Margaret Sanderson
    Margaret Sande...about 4 years ago

    You’ve got some amazing detail in this Gary. I would never have the patience to attempt that head of hair. You’re far too damn good!

  • Patience is easy Margaret when you have and abundance of time, once again your comments are too dam good.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusabout 4 years ago

    Awesome!!!!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!

  • Thank you Deborah, great comment.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Cathy Gilday
    Cathy Gildayabout 4 years ago

    This is just brilliant Gary, his face says it all! Well done!

  • Thank you very much for your lovely comment Cathy, and for taking the time to leave it.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Awesome work Great Image his face says it all

  • Many thanks Maggie for your great comment.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 4 years ago

    ♣*Work Featured in
    Best in Show Forum
    Painters Univere Group’s HomePage – JANUARY 22nd, 2011

  • Thanks Mary, always a boost for the ego to be featured in your group.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • FineEtch
    FineEtchabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations! Wonderful realism.

  • I appreciate the feature very much, Jo, thanks heaps.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Lynn Hughes
    Lynn Hughesabout 4 years ago

    nice work Gary

  • Thanks Lynn, glad you like it.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Cary McAulay
    Cary McAulayabout 4 years ago

    you succeeded mate!

  • Thanks Cary, when an artist of your calibre sees success in my work I know I’m on the right track.

    – Gary Fernandez

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