These Grevy's zebras will be the first in a series of large drawings of African mammals. I used black and white charcoal on gray matboard. 2009.
Since I was young, the goal of my drawings has been to be as realistic as possible. As a scientifically-oriented person, I value accuracy and detail. But at the same time, I don't want a drawing to be flat, lifeless. I want to capture a moment in time.Ever since I can remember, the subject of my drawings has mostly been animals. I feel like I have a deep connection with the natural world, and I want to show it through my art.After several years of trying different media, I have settled on two that I really connect with: charcoal for black and white and colored pencils for color. I love seeing a drawing come to life on the paper, and these media do that for me.