As well as a love for the outdoors I have a liking for pencil art - I've shared a few of my own pieces earlier on this blog.
So I just had to post a link to an artist I found whilst browsing deviant art. A chap called Dirk Dzimirsky from Germany. His charcoal and graphite portraits are incredible. Photorealism is not for everyone, but I love it, perhaps because I'm fairly good at it. But this is another league.
The work of Dirk Dzimirsky
I'm not sure if it's okay to link to my favourite piece of his work here, but hopefully it is as I'm only showcasing him. If not I will remove it if requested.
I cant quite fathom that this is done with charcoal! It's stunning.