Introducing: Ryan Seevers- Graphite Artist. CLICK HERE TO VIEW RYAN’S ART
I started with a borrowed sketch pad and a deep desire to capture the essence behind the eyes.
People say I have my mothers eyes and my fathers eyebrows. My eyes are part of my soul. It is how I see the world.
Everyone I knew, growing up, had land or a cabin. Lots of time was spent in the rugged mountains of Colorado. I have a deep love of the west. Hiking, camping and fishing from the time I was just a small boy. I would watch quietly at the elk graze with my parents high up on a fourteen-er with thoughts that nowhere else would I rather be. I would study the eyes of animals and people.
As I held my new born, just days old, I thought of all the pictures I could take of this tiny infant. Nothing would match the emotion I felt and would capture her precious soul better than a drawing. I drew her tiny head tightly squeezing her eyes shut.
The realism that I search for is not only in the proportion of a Majestic elk but the drama that is all telling within eyes.