Tutorial: Pencil Realism

January 19, 2012 3 Comments

I had plans to go another diretion for a tutorial this week, but got derailed and then railroaded by the awesome tutorials being put together by JD Hillberry. I chose him as the Artist of the Week yesterday and knew I had to put his tutorials here on my blog for all you guys to see.

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm not much of a pencil drawing kind of guy, not my specialty, but I love pencil art and really would like to better my skills, or at least help those of you that would like to better your skills find the tools necessary to do so.

So, with that being said I have a few, very awesome, things I'd like to share with you.  JD Hillerby recently started making Youtube videos on how to use basic techniques, the very same ones that he uses, to create his spectacular artwork.

His youtube channel is here. He's only got three videos up as of now, not bad for only a month after starting though. I'll post his first one here and you'll just have to head over to his channel to check the rest out. Trust me, they are way worth it.

If you really want to get super good at your pencil ninja skills you can go to one of his workshops. It looks as if he has one ever couple of months or so and are completely reasonably priced... and they are traveling to places around the country. So, travel may not be an issue with a lot of people.



3 Responses

Justin Weinmann
Justin Weinmann

January 29, 2012

Thank you JD for posting it. I think it’s great material for all artists.

Artist of the Week: JD Hillberry | Art of Houston Artist Justin Weinmann
Artist of the Week: JD Hillberry | Art of Houston Artist Justin Weinmann

January 18, 2012

[…] The tutorial of the week will from his too, simply because I spent some time watching his videos over and over and found them very useful and I hope you will too. I’ll touch on  that in a different post. […]

JD Hillberry
JD Hillberry

January 29, 2012

Hey Justin,
Thanks for featuring my video. I really appreciate it.
JD

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