Jerry Winick’s amazing portfolio takes pencil drawing to a new level. Please visit his website to see more of his work.
I have been drawing with graphite pencil since the age of 5 and have always liked representational art that depicts how I see the world.
In each of my drawings, I always use the full range of tones from extreme black to extreme white. I believe this gives my drawings the vibrancy that is pleasing to the eye.
I spend many hours at the drawing board creating each of my pieces. It is not unusual for me to spend three months on a single drawing, constantly building and developing it to its conclusion.
My style of photorealism is so unique that most people, when viewing my work for the first time, find it difficult to imagine that the drawings are done with only a pencil. The sharp point of the pencil that I use is ideally suited for the exacting detail that I desire in my drawings.
The subject matter for my drawings is less important than the medium that I use. I like to think that the pencil is the featured characteristic of each drawing.
I have been drawing for more than 60 years and I remain inspired to continue drawing well into my senior years.
I own and operate an art school, which also serves as my studio. I have been teaching pencil drawing to adults and children for the past 30 years. My students have always been a source of my inspiration.
Whenever I have a student that feels the love of the pencil, as I do, and excels at it, I know that I have done my job.
I have won more than 300 awards for my drawings and my work is featured in many private collections as well as museums in the metropolitan New York area.