BIO & STATEMENT
Though intrigued by many styles of drawings and paintings, my main interest and focus of artwork including my own have always been in portraits. I believe that when drawing a portrait, it feels like you’re given the infinite opportunities to create what you observe on people throughout life and think in your mind of how you can re-create an entire person onto a simple piece of paper or canvas. Apart from the right materials, all it takes is concentration and all the time in the world to capture and the likeness of any person on the planet.
Fascinated with the detailed realism of artist, J.D. Hillberry along with the arousing cartoon style of Drew Friedman, it gave me the idea and "drive" of how I wished to pursue drawing my portraits. How I create my portraiture, resembles realism in its faces but include a small body and somewhat cartoon-like body to represent the person. Call it a lifelike “bobblehead”. Many subjects drawn include celebrities, historical figures, and simply any person looking to have themselves or others drawn onto paper. In the end, people of all different appearances from their skin features, facial bone structure, hairstyles, and other trademark appearances, all say to me that “everybody appears different in their own unique way.”
Eric Dillman graduated with an Associate of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, May 2013 at the Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg, NJ. He took courses in: Drawing, Graphic Design, Color Theory, Illustration, Typography and Art History. His recognition: Portfolio acceptance into SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Chicago, IL. His exhibitions: 2014 Member's Exhibition Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
All portraiture are drawn on 9"x12" paper with graphic pencil.
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