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8.5″ × 11″ graphite pencil drawing on paper.
Copyright 2008. David J. Vanderpool

NOTE: This drawing was created based on a friends photograph, which he sent me a high resolution image to draw from. You can see the photo at

All rights and permission were given to the artist to create this drawing from the photographer. If you have questions feel free to contact me or the photographer!!!!!

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.

To contact the artist, please email David J. Vanderpool at

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  • Jennifer Potter
    Jennifer Potterover 6 years ago

    Incredible artwork David! The light and shadows are perfect. I also love the intensity and detail in the eyes!

  • Thanks.. yea I like how his eyes turned out too.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • invisible
    invisibleover 6 years ago

    Very SENSUAL !

  • Angela Lo Rosso
    Angela Lo Rossoover 6 years ago

    He is gorgeous, very yummy :) Wish my wacom loved me lol.

  • Arzeian
    Arzeianover 6 years ago

    Hi again David,

    Love the result. You were right to tinker with it. I hope your pleased too…It looks terrific !!!

  • Arzeian, thanks. Sometime when a model is as perfect as this he is you really don’t want to tinker with it but then its best to go with your first impression when starting a project and I wanted him just a little bit .. different.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • butchart
    butchartover 6 years ago

    love the final result you achieved.. and thank you for sharing in your process…………… this is brilliant work…………….b

  • thanks!!!!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • wiccanrider
    wiccanriderabout 6 years ago

    Great art work David.

  • Thanks. I hope to post a new one soon and then I really need to get back into working in color.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Jaffabuster
    Jaffabusterabout 6 years ago

    Thanks very much for sharing the process on this one David. This is a brilliant result!

    Up until now I thought I was a freak because I finish an area before moving on to the next, so mid-drawing I have half a drawing complete, half still blank except for outline. I just assumed most people progressively rough in the whole picture and build up layers.

    I know what works for me though, and I see it works for you too. I may still be a freak because of my method. but at least I’m not lonely! lol

    One thing though…..are you right handed? Working top left to bottom right? I’m left handed and work bottom right to top left…

  • ha… yes I am right handed so I workfrom to bottom and left to right. However I am also known to move the drawing in all direction., Drawing upside down, sideways.. just to look at the drawing in a different light.

    All my drawings are fine lines and for that I get people that tell me my work is weird. In fact I had art teachers as a kid try to change my style and tell me I cant draw this way. Until I was in my mid 20;s I did as I was told.. but out of the blue started back to drawing with lines. Its easier for me, and less to think about what to do.

    P.S. My wife accuses me of never finishing a drawing but I feel the best drawings are those that are left with a small corner unfinished, so the viewer can see a sample of what was done to get the job completed. If it was completed.. it might as well been left as a photo!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • HeatherTS
    HeatherTSabout 6 years ago

    um..i need one! where is my light keeper he is hot..great drawing!

  • ha.. well, since this model is from Russia, I would suggest looking maybe the back woods of Kentucky.. or an old gold mine here in California. Good luck!!!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • chrisdade
    chrisdadeabout 6 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thanks…. he was a pleasure to draw

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Thanks, Chris. I think I need to do more like him.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Van Cordle
    Van Cordleabout 6 years ago


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