23 year old art student, Wang Yue, has been using the holes on tree trunks throughout the city of Shijiazhuang, China, as a canvas for her recent works. Each painting takes about two hours to complete. Her artwork has received praise in the Chinese media and has been warmly welcomed by local citizens.
“A 55 hour-long realistic drawing of Oprah fast-forwarded to 4 min. The drawing was done using Pointillism (dots) with only red, yellow, and blue markers on 19x24" Bristol Board.”
Izismile team has recently received the following letter from one of our visitors:
“Hi, I'm from the Netherlands and my name is Wiebe de Leijer. I started portrait drawing 6 years ago when I was 16 years old and only made 50 drawings in around 183 hours over that period of time. It's not necessary to take classes, everyone can learn to draw portraits by themselves by just a little bit of practice and lots of patience.”
Here are several portraits drawn by Wiebe, sorted from the earliest to the latest so as to show how his skill has been progressing.
Thank you Wiebe for sharing your works and good luck with your future drawings!
Lois Gibson, 62, has a Guinness record of being the most successful police sketch artist in the world. She’s been working with the police for 30 years and her drawings have helped to catch hundreds of severe criminals. The secret of Gibson’s life-like composite drawings is her talent to coax an accurate description even from the most frightened and shocked witnesses.