Pencil Artist Linda Huber





Artist Statement ::

The art of drawing with pencil has been a major part of my life for over 40 years. Drawing in the style of realism is what I love to do, to recreate LIFE as we see and know it with just a simple pencil is exciting to say the least. Working on a drawing for many hours is so relaxing that to this day I still have a hard time putting my pencil down to take a brake.

At an early age I started drawing from life...as the years passed and my drawings became more detailed I drew from photos. Today I draw primarily from HQ reference photos. Each drawing can take anywhere from 40-100 hours. I'm self taught and strive for realism in each piece, taking great pleasure in capturing every fine detail. Details are key to realism so patience is significant, working a small area to near finish before moving on is a personal technique of mine.

For near 2 decades people from across the USA and all over the world have commissioned me to draw loved ones, friends, animals, cars, etc. My artwork has been used in advertisement, in books and CD covers, it has been featured on many internet sites, Ovation TV, The Japan show "Unbelievable", in a local art gallery and donated to fundrasiers.

In 2010 I began teaching drawing lessons online. I've had the great pleasure to instruct over 300 students from all over the world. Visit the "Online Drawing Lessons" page to view my students before and after work and find out more about the lessons.


Interview

I was interviewed for a feature in the MDM Wonderlance Magazine. Visit here: February * Artistry * LINDA HUBER scroll down and click on my name. While at the site you may want to read many of the other interviews and articles this magazine offers. They cover Art, Dance, Music, TV, Film, Literature and more.


Slowride Art Show 10-27-10
*update* I came in 1st place for this art show!!

This is a 5 month long traveling art show and it's my very first! The show is run by The Middleburgh Artisan's Gallery. The opening is tonight, October 27, 2010 At The Abbot's Table in Schoharie, NY 7:00 PM.

The artists work will be on display at different places throughout my county where visitors will be able to vote for their favorites. The winning artist(s) will have the opportunity to have an exhibit at the Arkell Art Museum in Canajoharie, NY. Here is the link to the details and locations of where the show will travel to: The Slowride art show

I had so much fun at the opening, met many of the other artist and enjoyed everyone's company! My drawings are displayed on a brick wall with perfect lighting and beautiful aged wood columns on both sides. I was speechless when I first saw them, I even had tears in my eyes! Now I know what it feels like to be part of an art show and do plan to enter more over time! Here is a snap shot I took of my drawings:


A question that has been asked of me many times:
How do you get your drawings to look so realistic?

I draw not only what I see but what I know! For example, from years of doing portrait work I know the anatomy of a face, I also know for realism you should never skip over any individual details. Details such as that perfect balance of light and shadow to define the shape of ones face, unique flickers of light in each eye, hair texture, (including eyelashes and eyebrows) and even pores in the skin. Often times when drawing extreme details I will not look at the whole and will turn the reference and drawing upside-down and work on a tiny section. This technique forces me to focus more intently on those details. It's so relaxing and so natural for me to draw in such a blind state.


I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Emily Stevenson. To find out more about my art and my life please have a look.
Interview with Linda Huber


A thank you
Besides my own photos, I have used reference photos belonging to many photographes over the years, at this time I'd like to say a big thank you to all of them! ~Linda


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