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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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Deja by rickcorbett
Here's my completed portrait of "Deja". She's 11 x 14 graphite on Strathmore Bristol Vellum paper.
Deja WIP 4 by rickcorbett
Deja WIP 4
Here's an update on my portrait of "Deja".   I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils still with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads.  I'm blending using a medium tortillion, q-tip cotton swabs, and a hake brush.  The highlights I'm creating using a kneaded eraser and an eraser stick to pull out the highlights.   I'm using a Uni-Ball White Gel Pen for the white hairs and highlights in the eyes.   Almost finished, more to come soon!
Filename by rickcorbett
Here's an update on my portrait of "Deja". I'm using Pentel P205 mechanical pencils with 4H, 2H, H, B, and 2B leads. I'm also using a Uni-ball Stigno white ink gel pen for the highlights in the eyes and tiny white hairs and whiskers. I find this really helps bring her to life and adds a certain realism. More to come soon!
Deja work in progress by rickcorbett
Deja work in progress
Here's a work in progress image of my latest piece I'm working on. More to come soon!
I'm constantly asked why do I only draw in graphite and not any other medium? I believe whole heartedly that a graphite pencil is just as much a fine art tool as a paint brush. I love black, white, and shades of grey. I find the contrast so powerful and rich with emotion. Even black and white movies are much more dramatic for me personally. I believe that a drawing should make the same dramatic impact with the viewer, it should take the viewer on a visual journey of emotion, whether it be the artist's or their own. A connection between the artist and the viewer should be made and for me, I feel that I can make that connection best with a graphite pencil.


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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Cirprius Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday!
SweediesArt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cake for your BDay by KmyGraphic
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Rick. Have a great day. :D (Big Grin) Have your cake and eat it too 
lyyy971 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great gallery! you are very talented !
claudio51 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the watch!
You're welcome to the World of the Spheres!
Panthera1985 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch :happybounce: 
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:
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