About Michael Newberry
Michael Newberry is nearing his fourth decade as a full time artist, and he lives primarily from art sales to private collectors. Most recently (March 2012) his monumental work, Lovers Jumping, became part of Chan Luu’s art collection. Michael has primarily shown with institutions and through his studio – by-passing commercial galleries.
Michael specializes in innovative major figurative works; powerfully unique pastel drawings; and luminescent charcoal drawings. He shares his knowledge through mentoring, regularly giving classes, and through his online art tutorials. In the 90′s he taught Foundation life drawing, still life, and painting at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.
He is a pioneer in integrating figurative art fundamentals with new insights into composition, subject matter, color theory, and spatial depth. He has a thorough understanding of great masters such as da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Monet. And he draws inspiration from travels, international food, good friends, and the creative life.
Graphite Pencil, Charcoal Pencil and Pastels Artist
Hello! My name is Faith Te. When I was 16, a great desire to capture nature and the people around me started my passion for drawing. I began to look at drawing not just as a hobby but something which I wanted to do all my life.
I practiced every day and for many hours since. I taught myself to draw by experimenting with different techniques and materials and through helpful tips and advice from other artists.
Initially, charcoal and graphite pencils were the only mediums I used. When I began working in color, I used pastels, and more recently, oils. My main subjects are portraits but I also enjoy doing many other subjects including still life, landscapes and flowers, especially orchids.
Just starting out with charcoal drawing? Looking for some good tips to help you get started? The following is a series of videos collected from YouTube that covers some of the basics, techniques and other great tips for beginners interested in getting started in the charcoal drawing medium. Enjoy!