I love Aubrey Beardsley’s drawings, so I’ve been inspired to add more contrast to some of my drawings with more blacks. I also thought a beach drawing would be cool because I could vary my lines and add some dots for the sand. Her eyes probably took me the longest to draw, you have to get those just right to have a good drawing.
About Derek Alvarez
Derek Alvarez has been creating art since he was 3 years old. One of his drawings was exhibited on a nation-wide tour at age 12. He earned an art scholarship to the University of Arizona, focusing on oil painting, graduating in 2004, Magna cum Laude. He began selling his oil paintings while still in college, exhibiting his work in Scottsdale, Arizona and New York City. His work can be found in several public and private collections throughout the country. Currently, he is working as a full-time artist while traveling with his wife and two sons, and shipping his artwork throughout the world.