My portrait of Dan Eberle is now out in a book: ‘Strokes of Genius 5 – The Best of Drawing’


I’m very excited to announce that a portrait I drew of the filmmaker Dan Eberle was just published in a compilation of drawings called ‘Strokes of Genius 5 – The Best of Drawing’ and can be bought from a couple of websites:

Portrait of "Dan Eberle" originally made for the movie "Prayer to a Vengeful God" and also shown in the solo show "Gayle Madeira: Burlesque and Film Portraits" at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans, 2013

Portrait of “Dan Eberle” originally made for the movie “Prayer to a Vengeful God” and also shown in the solo show “Gayle Madeira: Burlesque and Film Portraits” at The Foundation Gallery in New Orleans, 2013. This portrait is now in a book of drawings put out by North Light Books called “Strokes of Genius 5 – The Best of Drawing”

From the North Light website:

This fifth volume in the beautiful Strokes of Genius series emphasizes design and composition, and features 120 drawings in charcoal, pencil, pastel, ink, and more. The pieces featured in this volume were hand-selected from thousands of entrants and capture a wide variety of stories told through composition.

In Strokes of Genius 5, you’ll find:

  • Beautifully rendered landscape drawings featuring wooded forests, water scenes, and depictions of the seasons, all with strong compositions brought to life with the skillful use of line
  • Dynamic figure drawings that tell a story through the artist’s choice of pose, whether candid or planned, and the surroundings of the figure
  • Urban compositions featuring busy city scenes, grand architecture, and urban settings with dynamic portrayals of mood and lighting
  • Fair fauna drawings highlighting the majesty of nature by depicting both close-up images of animals and distanced scenes of the wild
  • Compelling still-life compositions filled with unique and unusual objects, or every-day objects from unique and unusual vantage points.
  • Portrait drawings that capture the personality of the subject through the use of subtle details, bright highlights, and rich shadows
  • Explore vivid photos of each of the 120 drawings in this volume, plus find tips and quotes from each of the contributing artists about their drawing. You’ll benefit from the advice of 91 skilled artists in a wide variety of media and enjoy their unique designs and compositions.
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