Like a month ago, I was going to my job so I took the regular bus. When being on the bus, I saw a very sweet friend of mine sitting, listening to music, Roberto Ortiz. The bus was crowded so I walked to the back and stayed stood. He abandoned his chair and followed me, then we both exchange smiles while standing there, the normal greetings and the kiss in the cheek.
It’s always a pleasure to see him. He’s actually a very talented artist (I love his drawings) and soon he’ll become an Architect. He also one of the sweetest humans around me.
After some minutes we got some free chairs next to each other. While talking we ended in a regular topic: his drawings. That led us to another related topic: an artist that he admires: Michael Shapcott.
He showed me some of his drawings with his cellphone and I was fascinated. The colors in the paintings. The facial expression in the portraits. Everything was awesome. I wrote down the name of the artist. Like a lot of stuff in our lives, we’re so busy that we forget things so, I forgot to look after his paintings.
Today I remembered about searching Michael Shapcott’s paintings and I want to share some of his art with you.
“Michael Shapcott (born June 6, 1982 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a Central Connecticut-based painter, known for his daring color palette and emotionally charged portraits. His work deals with highly detailed graphite underdrawings which he then paints with colorful washes in oil and acrylic paints. In addition to painting, Shapcott creates art videos that track the process of painting a painting and show his unique style of working.
Shapcott studied illustration for two years before switching to fine arts for the remainder of his studies at Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, graduating in 2007 with a diploma in Fine Arts. He credits his education for basic technical experience but feels that only in breaking some of the traditional methods he was taught and experimenting on his own did he develop the confidence, unique voice and style he continues to expand upon today.”
I’m sure you will like to follow him after watching this incredible art. You can check his website, follow him on twitter, facebook, Google+ or Deviantart. He’s now working on a pretty interesting project: Drawing a Drawing 365. He will create a 1 portrait a day for 365 days and he started this project on June 6, 2012. The interesting part of the project is that people around the globe will send him the faces for him to draw. If you want a portrait the only thing you have to do is sign a form and pay him $125. Then he’ll give you the date selected for you and after finishing your painting he’ll send it for you. Free shipping. You can check the details HERE.
That’s all for now. Hope you enjoyed this note! See you.