Featured Artist Robin Manelis

Artist Robin Manelis uses colored pencil to create brilliantly colored drawings of flowers so realistic they beg to be touched. Enjoy her exquisite portfolio and visit her website to learn more.

 

“Flamboyant” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flamboyant” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16”

 

I’m a self-taught colored pencil artist that specializes in botanicals.

 

“Hello Sunshine” Colored Pencil, 16” x 20” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Hello Sunshine” Colored Pencil, 16” x 20”

 

I love the challenge of creating something on paper that looks as if it’s real. My intention is to make the viewer pause and appreciate the natural world. I give the viewer a chance to study up-close nature’s incredible sights.

 

“Anticipation” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Anticipation” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16”

 

If you look closely, there is an amazing array of colors, shapes and textures in even the smallest twig!

 

“Desert Brilliance” Colored Pencil, 16” x 20” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Desert Brilliance” Colored Pencil, 16” x 20”

 

It’s these fascinating discoveries along with the effects of sunlight and shadow that I strive to share through my artwork.

 

“Dangerous Beauty” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dangerous Beauty” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16”

 

From the moment I tried colored pencils I was hooked. Their sharp points allow me to draw fine details and by applying light layers of multiple colors, I can achieve any hue.

 

“Beauty Among Thorns” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Beauty Among Thorns” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16”

 

As an added bonus, pencils do not require time-consuming setup or cleanup. There is always a work in progress on my tabletop easel, and I can pop in my studio anytime and quickly get to work. When I want to take a break, I can just leave everything as is.

 

“Mid Day Glory” Colored Pencil, 18” x 12” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mid Day Glory” Colored Pencil, 18” x 12”

 

As a nature-inspired artist, I find subjects for my artwork whenever I’m outside. I especially like to visit botanical gardens and go on hikes. Using my camera’s macro and zoom settings, I see so many incredible details I would otherwise miss.

 

"In Bloom" Colored Pencil, 20" x 16" by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In Bloom” Colored Pencil, 20″ x 16″

 

Drawing is a passion for me. Once I finish a piece, I can’t wait to get started on a new one.

 

"Pink Lilies" Colored Pencil, 20" x 16" by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Pink Lilies” Colored Pencil, 20″ x 16″

 

Over the years I’ve taken thousands of photos, and I never get tired of searching through them for inspiration.

 

“Sun Kissed” Colored Pencil, 17” x 12” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sun Kissed” Colored Pencil, 17” x 12”

 

After settling on an image to work from, I adjust it until the colors and composition are just what I’m looking for. Once I have a perfect reference, I pick up my pencils and begin to create, or as I call it, “Go to my happy place.”

 

“Tranquil” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16” by artist Robin Manelis. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tranquil” Colored Pencil, 20” x 16”

 

It is my goal to continually improve as an artist while sharing the wonders of nature with others.

 

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Comments

  1. Your flowers are very realistic looking. They are just beautiful.

  2. Thank you Debby.

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