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Ace Young - American Singer by David J. Vanderpool

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Ace Young
8.5″ × 11″ graphite pencil drawing on paper.
Copyright 2011. David J. Vanderpool and Ace Young

This drawing is an OFFICIAL Ace Young drawing.

Commissioned for Ace and used with his permission to be featured in my next book “pencil drawings volume 2 – a look into drawing men”, as well as allowing me to sell prints of the drawing.

All rights remain with the model and photographer and is used with permission by the model.

Brett Asa “Ace” Young (born November 15, 1980 in Denver, Colorado) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He came to national recognition upon appearing on the fifth season of the reality television talent show, American Idol, although he was eliminated from the competition on April 19, 2006, finishing in seventh place.



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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.

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

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  • Michele Filoscia
    Michele Filosciaabout 3 years ago

    Great work around lights and shadows.

  • Thanks.. that was one of the reason I picked this one to draw out of all the other photos he sent me to draw from. Well it’s actually a combination of two drawings and some creative expression on my part :P

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMabout 3 years ago

    Brilliant portrait. Amazing graphite skill. Love this.

  • Thanks!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 3 years ago
  • Cool.. thanks!!!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • yvil1
    yvil1about 3 years ago

    You are very talented!! Love this portrait!! :)

  • Thanks!!!!!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • evon ski
    evon skiabout 3 years ago

    masterful. truly great portrait work transcends the reference material – love this.

  • Thanks!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • wigs
    wigsabout 3 years ago

    fantastic work David, the detail is superb

  • Thanks!!! This was a pleasure to work on. I was on vacation and it took about a week to get done. About four hours a day, on average

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedabout 3 years ago

    brilliant work with graphite and a sweet piece of eye candy :)

  • Thanks. This is a combination of two photos as well as him seeing the steps in progress so he can tell me what the drawing needs next. His hair, in this drawing, is longer than one of the photos I was working from, and yet shorter than the other reference photo.

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesabout 3 years ago

    I’m with simply red…great work but the subject? Quite nice!

  • Thanks. I am sure he would love to hear that!!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks!

    – David J. Vanderpool

  • Simon Aberle
    Simon Aberleabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding Work!!

  • Thanks Sim!!!!!!!!!

    – David J. Vanderpool

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