Featured Artist David Hoque

Using colored pencil, graphite and watercolor, artist David Hoque creates stunningly realistic, expressive drawings of people, animals and still lifes. See more of David’s work by visiting his website.

 

“Oreo” Colored Pencil on Suede, 11” x 14” by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Oreo” Colored Pencil on Suede, 11” x 14”

 

I am a professional fine artist born in Monterey, California as well as a full-time Magistrate for the Commonwealth of Virginia. I was raised in a military family and have traveled and lived all over the world.

 

“Abby and Romeo” Colored Pencil on Suede, 16” x 12”by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Abby and Romeo” Colored Pencil on Suede, 16” x 12”

 

I specialize in rendering realistic art pieces in colored pencil, graphite and watercolor.

 

“Seamus” Colored Pencil on Suede, 11" x 14" by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Seamus” Colored Pencil on Suede, 11″ x 14″

 

I have a BS degree from Excelsior University in Liberal Arts, but I’m primarily a self-taught fine artist with some formal training in advanced art classes. I also received formal training with internationally recognized artists such as Cynthia Knox, David Jamieson and Gemma Seufferlein Gylling.

 

“Tiger in the Sundurban Delta” Colored Pencil on Suede, 14” x 11” by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tiger in the Sundurban Delta” Colored Pencil on Suede, 14” x 11”

 

Some of my favorite artists growing up were Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Hart Benton, Frank Frazetta, and Rembrandt. I have had tutorials of my work published in Ann Kullberg’s “Color” magazine and “Colored Pencil” magazine.

 

“Bucura-te. Domnul A Inviat!” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 17” x 14” by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Bucura-te. Domnul A Inviat!” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 17” x 14”

 

I am a member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, as well as recently being asked to become a professional member of the prestigious International Guild of Realism.

 

“Draped tea service” Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper, 15” x 22” by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Draped tea service” Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper, 15” x 22”

 

I do enjoy all types of art, and art that is rendered by beginners as well as by seasoned professionals. I primarily enjoy exploring subjects that have great contrast in light and dark tones and that are rich in color.

 

“Glass Ember” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 13” x 13”by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Glass Ember” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 13” x 13”

 

I enjoy doing still life pieces as well as some portraiture in human and animal life. I enjoy drawing furry subjects on suede and most everything else on smooth Bristol paper. The less porous the better, because it helps me produce a cleaner and more vivid pencil stroke. I like to burnish with a white oil-based Polychromos pencil or use stump and odorless thinner.

 

“Edmund Ruffin Fireaters Color Guard” Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper, 28” x 17” by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Edmund Ruffin Fireaters Color Guard” Colored Pencil on Stonehenge Paper, 28” x 17”

 

My ambitions include becoming a signature member in the CPSA and producing my work on a full-time and regular basis. I would like to continue to participate and excel in national and international exhibitions and become well known in those art venues. At the minimum, I would like to be a respected artist among my peers and master the mediums of colored pencil and watercolor.

 

“Josie” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 11” x 14” by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Josie” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 11” x 14”

 

I’m not so much interested in commission work because it detracts from my own artistic explorations in the subjects I’m interested in, although I will do some pieces a few times a year, mostly for charity.

 

“Jon Jones” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 11” x 14” by artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Jon Jones” Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper, 11” x 14”

 

My goal, when approaching any piece, is to take and obtain an interesting subject photo. I find this initial step quite challenging at times. I have found that a good artist usually has to become a proficient photographer no matter the medium he or she is skilled in. I’ll then take my time and concentrate in small areas and try and draw precisely what I see.

 

Artist David Hoque. See his portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist David Hoque

 

Applying these basic but important tenets has allowed me to render pieces that are thought-provoking and interesting as well as technically accurate and realistic. My current project is to prepare a piece for the International Guild of Realism’s exhibition in California this autumn.

 

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Comments

  1. ShayAugustine says:

    Wow! This is gorgeous, outstanding work.

  2. Dianne Gruber says:

    David your work is outstanding and a pure pleasure to look at. I believe that you will receive Singnature Status in record time, I am also a member of CPSA, (Colored Pencil Society of America) and a fan of Thomas Hart Benton. We use to live in the Kansas City area and have seen his artwork numerous times at the Nelson-Atkins Art Gallery and also at his home and studio in Kansas City, Missouri.

  3. Fantastic article! I follow David and learned so much about his work and style that I didn’t know! As always, he inspires me!

    • You’re too kind Jeannice. Thank you and I’m humbled. I also follow you of course because you’re truly one of my favorite colored pencil masters. Everything you present is beautifully done.

  4. Máire Ní Bhroin says:

    Amazing colour & realism! Congratulations too on your well executed, compelling portraiture!

  5. Bravo David. Love all your work and your humble personality. There is no doubt you will achieve great heights in your art career, very soon.

    And I’m glad and honoured to have known you.

    All the best from Penang, Malaysia.

  6. Christina Sharratt says:

    I love your work.Its powerful and graphic

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