18″ × 25″ graphite pencil drawing on paper
copyright 2012. David J. Vanderpool
2012 Kern County Fair Best in Show (Professional – Fine Arts)
2012 Kern County Fair First Place (Professional drawing)
Inspired by M. Vely’s painting “Love and Money”, this drawing was updated with portraits of models I have worked with in the past, as well as giving the figures a more realistic appearance and emotions.
Before starting this month long drawing, I was told during my yearly eye exam that a cataract has started to develop in my right eye. Currently drawings are taking longer to complete and the details harder to see. Therefore I do not know how much longer I will be able to draw. However, should this be my last, or close to it, I am pleased to see this may well be one of my best.
Thank you in advance for your interest and support in my drawings.
David J. Vanderpool