I had some early success, drawing large scale portraits at the beginning of my career as an artist, and honestly I figured it was beginners luck.
Later on I decided to move into wildlife portraits and that’s when I was tasked with learning to create layered and textured fur and I knew I had a big problem on my hands, understanding and teaching myself to draw fur – photorealistically.
I looked everywhere trying to find a solution to drawing hyperrealistic animal portraits. Even the books on this topic weren’t really relevant in today’s day and age.
Finally I decided to take matters into my own hands and ran a series of experiments to achieve hyperrealistic fur. I tried every tool, every type of paper and every type of eraser – I left nothing to chance.
Things worked so well that I posted short videos of the process I came up with... and it went viral - many times!
People were so intrigued by how I was able to do this in such a short amount of time, so I knew I had something special on my hands and decided to run with it
Now I’m helping artists all over the world use these techniques in their art, helping them take their work to the next level.