Atlanta Custom Commissions, Colored Pencil Paintings, and Drawings

Colored Pencil Painting
The reference photo of this model was in black and white.
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Colored Pencil Painting
The original reference photo of this newlywed couple was taken at the foot of a walking bridge. Through researching dozens of stock photos, I was able to recreate the background landscape.
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Graphite Drawing
This Julius Caesar portrait study was in preparation for Andrea del Sarto's oil painting, "Triumph of Caesar".
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Colored Pencil Painting
The reference photo of the patron's son, daughter, and dog was taken against an all-white background.
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Gravity and White Chalk Drawing
This portrait of Marilyn Monroe was drawn from a free stock reference photo.
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Colored Pencil Painting
The reference photo of this painting was made available online for artists to practice and learn.
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"Art is the mythical life line uncoiling beauty fashioned by heroes from a primordial past.."


Commission Artwork

So far, most of my commissions have come from reference photographs supplied by my patrons. I am skilled at creating beautiful pictures from new and old photos of varying quality. My top priority is to complete your custom commissions like priceless phonograph records in a digital world.

My Art History

As a boy, I was a bit obsessed with drawing. My main themes were dinosaurs, religious figures, and cartoons. While drawing, I lost all sense of time. It was and is very much like the feeling of the same name described in one of my favorite books, Flow, written by Miahly Csikszentmihalyi.

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Learn about the shows that I attend and the exhibits that my artwork have been featured in.

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With Positiva Mindset – I just got recognized as one of their top fans! 🎉 See MoreSee Less
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MOON-WATCHER – Original Artwork paying tribute to the fictional character at the moment he discovers he can hunt for food and defeat his enemies by using a heavy bone as a deadly club. His emotional state turns ecstatic as he tosses the repurposed animal bone triumphantly up in the heavy morning sky. It is undisputedly one of the most famous scenes in cinematic history. My reference source was a single frame from Stanley Kubrick’s “Dawn of Man” preamble to his masterwork “2001: A Space Odyssey.” I made this on 10” by 14” Arches Watercolor Paper glazing in between multiple layers of Caran D’Ache Colored Pencil with Fine Art Workable Fixative. See MoreSee Less
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Wonderful painting by Tito Merello Vilar ❤️What is she thinking? See MoreSee Less
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