11″ × 8.5″ graphite pencil drawing on paper.

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 paper2pencil@sbcglobal.net

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  • RobertCharles
    RobertCharlesalmost 6 years ago

    wow – this ‘progress’ series is great!

  • Thanks my friend. I often wonder if anyone notices the progression or care. I am glad you do

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...almost 6 years ago

    well it certainly is all it set out to be and the action is very real, well done :)))

  • Thanks.. it was a fun drawing and I had to get this right to prove I can draw him. The first drawing of him, he was younger, less developed and not as emotional. I stil need to work on his hand. Something isnt right

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Matt Bottos
    Matt Bottosalmost 6 years ago

    Awesome! Love the energy in this David. The mass of tangled limbs really adds dynamics too.

  • Thanks my friend. I think II need to do more sports and close-ups like this one.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • mochilady
    mochiladyalmost 6 years ago

    Thank you for showing us your progress, I really enjoyed the series and the ending is just fabulous! Great work with all the details and shadows in this piece.

  • Thanks :)

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberlealmost 6 years ago

    This is so amazing David!
    I particularly like the shadows and the muscle definitions.
    In fact the whole thing is just bloody awesome!
    Well done my friend :)

  • David J. Vanderpool
    David J. Vande...almost 6 years ago

    Thanks – SIme! I knew I had to draw this when Luke send me a series of photos of him. The emotion and his muscles as they were in the photo was the selling point me for to draw it! That and the fact I screwed up the first drawing of him… and yes I do screw up ever so often :)

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...almost 6 years ago

    oh wow, i can see what you mean David, will you change that and repost? if you do you should keep this one in the side description to show the change and the level of care in getting it right that you are taking :))

  • I am not to sure if I will go back to it later or just leave it alone. I wouldnt want to over work it, and right now I am going to go back to another drawing that wasnt going very well and finish it.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleover 5 years ago

  • navybrat
    navybratover 5 years ago


  • Thanks. I have yet to hear from Luke on the drawing. I get the feeling he wont like it

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Nori Bucci
    Nori Bucciover 5 years ago

    Incredible drawing!!!

  • thanks!

    – David J. Vanderpool

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