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6 Colored Pencil Artists Who Masterfully Create Lifelike Drawings

Morgan Davidson

Trained as an illustrator, Morgan Davidson exercises a love of fashion and nature through bright, inviting colors. Davidson grew up in Florida and her sun-soaked days seem to influence her work today; even when drawing underwater scenes, the pallete includes lively purples and blues. Davidson sells her work as prints in her a couple of online shops.

 

Heather Rooney

Specializing in lifelike drawings, self-taught illustrator Heather Rooney is “captivated by the challenge of photorealistic drawing.” She’s been producing this type of artwork since high school and continued through college. Now, she shares her extensive process through time-lapse videos on her popular YouTube channel and exclusive content through Patreon.

 

Karen Hull

Color Pencil Art Eyes

Image: Karen Hull

Karen Hull has an extensive colored pencil portfolio that ranges portraits of people to whimsical scenes. Although they are all impressive, the human subjects represent some of her best work. Hull is adept at depicting people’s age and using toned papers, fine layers of color, and intricate mark-making to do so. From smooth, porcelain-like skin to stubble to wrinkles, her images show the beauty of youth as well as growing older.

Color Pencil Art Eyes

Image: Karen Hull

Color Pencil Art Eyes

Image: Karen Hull

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