I love faces. Largely self-taught, I started drawing caricatures as a way to explore the essence of an individual’s appearance, and then moved into realist art. My drawing tools are charcoal and graphite, and occasionally pen and ink. I find that rendering in shades of gray with this dry media offers a tactile experience which feels akin to sculpting in two dimensions. I am constantly striving for the most striking balance between light and shadow, form and line, and tone and texture.
Mark's ArtPrize Entries
These are Mark's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.