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a day at the beach by David J. Vanderpool

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This is a model friend from Canada, by the name of Gordon, whom I’ve been drawing for several years. Shortly after one of his photo shots, he sent me a proof and instantly I knew I had to draw this. Within two days the photographer send me a high resolution, unedited of these two wrestling on the beach! WOW….

This 8.5×11 graphite pencil took two weeks to complete. Drawing in the evenings for a few hours, after work each night.


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Taking what has always been assumed to be rare, natural passionate and talent, David has walked into the world of both fine arts and advertising/graphics with a solid bang, hitting hard and often with a successful result.

A published author, award winning fine arts graphite pencil artist and graphic designer, he currently lives with his wife and sons in California, USA.

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  • wiccanrider
    wiccanriderabout 6 years ago

    WOW you have show such intensity and passion in this David congratulations.

  • Than you very much!~

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Snoboardnlife
    Snoboardnlifealmost 6 years ago

    Very Sexy Image

  • Thanks… you should see the full photograph.. wow!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Snoboardnlife
    Snoboardnlifealmost 6 years ago

    I would love to

  • Janellabell
    Janellabellalmost 6 years ago

    you are so extremely talented!

  • Arzeian
    Arzeianover 5 years ago

    Hi again David,
    I love the intimacy between these two. You’ve taken a moment and made it magic !!!
    (oh can I recomend you join the ‘Pencil Drawaing’ group…?) terrific stuff David…x

  • Thanks my friend. I’ll look into that group.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • mscholl21
    mscholl21over 5 years ago

    I saw the start of this in progress. The finished piece is wonderful.

  • David J. Vanderpool
    David J. Vande...over 5 years ago

    thanks… I stil have the original uncropped photo. I want to use it as my first panting. Perhaps a watercolor?

  • jwinman
    jwinmanover 5 years ago

    very sexy!

  • Thanks… . the full uncropped photo is awesome. I keep saying I want to try to paint it someday!

    – David J. Vanderpool

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