Category: Paper Art

Art created using paper as a material such as drawing, sketching, brainstorming etc.

  • Letting Go

    Letting Go

    “Letting Go”
    Colored pencil
    8.5″ x 11″
    Alyssa Deabenderfer

    Woman with a serious and somewhat apathetic expression, but there are some subtleties in her facial features that add to the overall mood of the piece. In particular, the woman’s intense stare draws the viewer in, creating a sense of intimacy and connection. Her eyes are rendered in a way that suggests deep contemplation and a hint of sadness, adding a layer of emotional depth to the piece. The woman’s lips, while not a prominent feature, are also noteworthy for their subtle, almost imperceptible curve. This small detail adds to the sense of detachment and resignation conveyed by the overall composition.

  • Sunflower In A Vase

    Sunflower In A Vase

    “Sunflower In A Vase”
    Pencil on Paper
    Alyssa Deabenderfer

    “Sunflower in a Vase” by Alyssa Deabenderfer features a single sunflower that dominates the drawing with its large, round shape. The sunflower is rendered in a stylized way, with thick, bold lines that give it a sense of weight and presence.

    This stylization is reminiscent of the work of Vincent Van Gogh, who was famous for his own series of sunflower paintings. Van Gogh’s sunflowers are known for their bold, bright colors and thick, textured brushstrokes. While Deabenderfer’s piece is done in graphite and paper, the influence of Van Gogh can still be seen in the bold lines and stylized shapes of the sunflower.

    In Van Gogh’s paintings, the sunflowers are often arranged in a vase, much like the one in Deabenderfer’s piece. The vase in “Sunflower in a Vase” is simple and understated, allowing the sunflower to be the focal point of the painting.

    Overall, “Sunflower in a Vase” is a beautiful homage to the work of Vincent Van Gogh, with its stylized sunflower and simple vase. The use of bold lines and a scratching appearance give the piece a sense of depth and texture, making it a stunning example of Deabenderfer’s skill as an artist.

  • Male Portrait 2023

    Male Portrait 2023

    “Male Portrait 2023”
    Pencil and Paper
    Alyssa Deabenderfer

    “Male Portrait 2023” by Alyssa Deabenderfer is a stunning pencil drawing that captures the essence of a male subject with striking detail and nuance. The portrait is executed in a realistic style, with great attention paid to the subject’s features and expression.

    One of the most striking elements of the portrait is the subject’s closed mouth. This small detail adds a sense of mystery and introspection to the portrait, as if the subject is deep in thought or contemplation. The closed mouth also draws the viewer’s attention to the subject’s other features, such as the penetrating eyes and the slight facial hair.

    Speaking of the facial hair, the subject’s stubble is another noteworthy element of the portrait. The rough, scratching detail of the stubble gives it a sense of texture and movement, adding to the realism of the drawing. The play of light and shadow on the stubble is also expertly executed, creating a sense of depth and dimensionality.

    The subject’s expression is overall one of quiet introspection. The closed mouth, combined with the slight furrow of the brow, gives the portrait a sense of gravity and seriousness. The eyes are also expertly shaded, conveying a sense of depth and intensity that draws the viewer in.

  • Andrea Warhola

    Andrea Warhola
    “Andrea Warhola”, close up


  • Andrea

    “Andrea” Graphite on Paper

    Wanted to broadened my drawing capabilities, so I am stretching out to study the human form in older age individuals. This is the current series. The whole image shows her wearing a hat. But this is the most detail of the final image.
    Material: mechanical pencil drawing, mixed media paper.
    Size: 7″x10″