Pencil Artist of the Week: June Wright

This week’s featured pencil artist is June Wright, an animator, artist and designer from Dublin, Ireland. She has worked with studios ranging from Fox Animation and Don Bluth Studios, to Warner Bros. and MGM, and has on the feature films Anastasia, All Dogs Go to Heaven 2 and more. When June isn’t working on feature films, commercials, short films or TV series, she’s either teaching, lecturing on art and animation, or working on her own creative projects. Or winning Faber-Castell’s 250th Anniversary Fine Art Competition with an absolutely stunning painting of a sunflower. She did that too.

But, alas, this is, and we’re most interested in her pencil art. Lucky for us, her pencil art is no less breathtaking. June creates some impressive graphite portraits (this one of Alfred Hitchcock is a personal favorite), but it is her color pencil art that really caught our attention.

June’s color pencil drawings are incredibly realistic, using colors and textures that give them an eerily lifelike look. One particularly interesting drawing features a pair of Chupa Chups lollipops lying beside a glass jar. In the drawing, June not only captures the jar’s transparency (no easy task), she convincingly depicts the objects inside the jar and the fluid shadow produced by the light passing through the jar. The result is a drawing that uses a number of advanced color pencil techniques to produce a convincing image.

If you want to see more of June’s work, including her character designs, storyboards and greeting card designs, you can check out her website here. You can also follow June on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

Drawings by Pencil Artist June Wright

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