Drawing was my first "love" in terms of creativity. I wanted to be an artist when I grew up before I ever plucked a guitar string.
I attended Fort Hayes in Columbus, Ohio, and took part in their Commercial Art program for two years. From there, I attended the School of Advertising Art in Kettering, Ohio for a brief time.
Typography and layouts always fascinated me but these days, I'm content to use my colored pencils as my expressive outlet. While the majority of requests are for portraits of loved ones, I can also render landscapes, still life, and many other types of drawings.
I've had some fun with monochromatic pieces, picking just one color to use on an entire portrait, utilizing contrast and shading to a larger degree than I normally would with a full-color piece. I'm also more than happy to use a No. 2 pencil if black & white suits your needs.
If you'd like a realistic drawing of a loved one, be it relative or pet, or have something else in mind, let me know what you'd like done. See the examples of my work above.