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About Traditional Art / Professional Official Beta Tester Ricky CorbettMale/United States Group :iconbeauty-of-graphite: Beauty-of-Graphite
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Donnie Wahlberg #4 by aurelia-acc

I think you did a fantastic job! The details are amazing. The eyes are full of life. The transition from dark to light tone is realisti...

ACEO Like a star by WitchiArt

Real nice technique. The eyes are strong and powerful looking yet they have a certain innocence about them. The hair is amazing and wel...


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Walter WIP 6 by rickcorbett
Walter WIP 6
Here's an update on my portrait of Walter.  He's just about finished, I need to make some adjustments.  My next update will be my final completed version.   
Walter WIP5 by rickcorbett
Walter WIP5
I'm working on building up Walter's fur on his body, it's taking a lot of time - but I am also trying to work on my patience so this is a good exercise. Here's a small update. I have his face just about finished, I added a few more whiskers. I'm hoping to be finished with this one tonight. More to come soon!
Walter WIP 4 by rickcorbett
Walter WIP 4
Here’s an update on my portrait of “Walter”. I have his head just about finished and added his whiskers using a Uniball Signo gel pen with white ink. More to come soon
Walter WIP 3 by rickcorbett
Walter WIP 3
Here's an update on my portrait of Walter. I'm almost finished with his face, working on his snout. I'm loving how the Bristol vellum is just grabbing the graphite. More to come soon!
Walter WIP 2 by rickcorbett
Walter WIP 2
Here's a work in progress image of my latest commissioned portrait. This is "Walter". He's 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.

For pencils, I've used Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, and 2B leads. I'm not using any blending tools with this one.

I'm really loving how the Vellum paper is really handling the graphite, I've never used Vellum before. I think I may be switching papers

Also, for the white hairs that is going into black, I use a gel pen with white ink to add the white hairs. I find this is better than using an eraser to remove the graphite for this particular portrait.

More to come soon!


Ricky Corbett
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a self-taught artist. I am also a member of the Woburn Guild of Artists. I am inspired not only by other artists but from life itself. I am inspired by people, textures, smells, sounds, all my senses seem to come alive when I draw. My drawings take me on an artistic journey of self discovery. I feel my soul awaken when I draw. GOD has given me a gift and it's a gift I hope to use to bring people closer together. It's a gift I hope to use to capture the beauty that's in this World. I don't want my drawings to simply be pictures drawn on pieces of paper - I want my drawings to be a celebration of life.

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Airgone Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015   General Artist
Thank you very much for the watch !! Have a very nice day and good luck for your art !!
LethalKitten Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
thanks for the watch
BeironAndersson Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Merry Christmas Ricky :xmas:   

Peter Kitty eye Plz 
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Many thanks for the watch! :hug:
holliday4u2luv Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you SO much!!! I am SO happy that a great artist like yourself is watching me!!!!
rickcorbett Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :iconholliday4u: I truly enjoy your work and I look forward to seeing more.
holliday4u2luv Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student General Artist
G33Z3R Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch, Rick!
LTLdesign Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the watch! :)
MalcolmShortt Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:
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