The image, above, is a pencil drawing
by Dirk Dzimirsky
. Yes - a pencil drawing!
has mastered the art of photorealism with his larger than life drawings. His works have been shown in worldwide exhibitions, featured in art magazines, and recently published in the Huffington Post
Dirk is a new member of FineArtAmerica.com and currently offers 50 of his favorite images for sale as canvas prints, framed prints, greeting cards, and more!
All images can be viewed and purchased directly from Dirk's portoflio page
. Stop by, drop him a note, and take a look at some of the most amazing, photorealistic drawings you'll ever see!
I try to capture a person's presence and inner self. I portray not only the physical attributes but, more importantly, the subject's inner presence of life. My approach is both representational and lyrical - using marks like words and textured areas like paragraphs. All parts of a whole, telling a story about a human being.
I choose drawing over painting because it allows me to create layers upon layers of lines and dots which react to each other in order to create a vibrant texture with directions and movement. This approach enables the finished work to be viewed more by the "senses" as opposed to the standard visual observation of a photo.
I work in a style that most people refer to as photorealism or hyperrealism. I use photos as references for my hyperrealistic drawings, but I am not after a perfect reproduction at all. I use a photo very loosely once the proportions are established.
I usually work as if I were drawing from a live model, actually. I work with movement and expression - working fast on larger, less important areas, and slowing down on parts that need more attention. I am actually improvising a lot. My main concern is to capture the essence and substance of forms in order to get close to a perceptible presence of the subject.
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