The Stand by David J. Vanderpool

8.5″ × 11″ graphite pencil drawing on paper
copyright 2009. David J. Vanderpool

Here is the finished drawing. I am not to sure if this will be featured in my book on figure drawings or start a new one just on hands.

The original is available for sale at $400 US

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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  • butchart
    butchartabout 6 years ago

    beautiful work david… i really like how you have “aged” this one…….. his back and hands are incredible……… bravo………b

  • Thanks, my friend!

    I wasn’t to sure if I should have left it as it is or finish the background completely. But I think I like it this way. If anything, I should have shaded the area where I signed. Just below his hand near the bottom of the drawing.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • navybrat
    navybratabout 6 years ago

    excellent work!!
    goes straight to my faves!!

  • Thanks! :)

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • butchart
    butchartabout 6 years ago

    it’s damn hot just the way it is……. kind of like a daydream….. :)

  • HA.. okay.. I’ll ;eave it alone and start on a new drawing then

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Anji Johnston
    Anji Johnstonabout 6 years ago

    What an incredible artist you are

  • Michael J Armijo
    Michael J Armijoabout 6 years ago

    Brilliant sketch and photograph! ;)

  • photojoey
    photojoeyabout 6 years ago

    excellent detail and composition David

  • Thanks, Joseph!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Kitsune Arts
    Kitsune Artsabout 6 years ago

    Your art David is really excellent! I love all of your stuff. :)

  • Thanks…. email if you wish!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Heather  Rivet  IPA
    Heather Rivet...about 6 years ago

    outstanding ..brilliant work

  • thanks

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleabout 6 years ago

    This is truly magnificent David! For someone who always avoided drawing hands, you have sure mastered it now my friend. I’m always excited when I see you post new works :)

  • Thanks my friend. I am trying to make an effort to have every drawing have a hands so I can get better

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Arzeian
    Arzeianabout 6 years ago

    Lovely to see the final result. The hands are definately inspirational…but lets face it the light catching his lower spine is just delightful. Be well my friend…(ps how’s your eye ?) xx

  • Thanks. I am glad everyone seems to like this drawing so far. The eye is better, the colds are gone and I should be able to get my drawings done faster now. :)

    – David J. Vanderpool

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