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David J. Vanderpool
United States
I am a professional artist interested in meeting other creative artists and models who can network together to offer each other ways to advance in their goals and careers. And if nothing else, at least have some fun getting to know one another.

Born and raised in San Jose, California, but currently live near Bakersfield California. where I tell people I have been kidnapped and help hostage :)

I learned at an early age that drawing was a great way to 'escape' the world around you. Later in my late teens I discovered it could bring in extra cash, too! Cool!

My style in drawing has changed through the years, as a result of always trying to improve from the last attempt. Much like life in general, if you don't learn from your mistakes you can't move on and do better.

As a published artist/author and having several book out on the market on how I draw, I am currently working on my fourth book, on drawing men. Which will be followed by my final book, drawing women.

If you think you have what it takes for me to draw you, feel free to email me a few photos. You never know.. you might have what i am looking for, for my next project?

My drawings have sold through the last several decades and can be found throughout much of The United States, England, The Netherlands, Australia, Russia, and others. Much as a result of my website but more so though word-of-mouth.

David J. Vanderpool

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All images displayed here may NOT be duplicated, downloaded, copied, edited, published or used in any form without prior permission from this artist.

My images do not belong to the Public Domain. Copyright David J. Vanderpool 2000-2014

Current Residence: Shafter, California
Favourite style of art: realistic, tradtional, classics
Operating System: MAC
Wallpaper of choice: Sample of my own work. Download one from my website!
Personal Quote: I hate stupid people that are too stupid to know they are stupid
I just recently submitted my drawing of "Chris-Repose" in an online competition that gives artists from all over the world a chance to showcase their work and have it be judged by internationally acclaimed artists and curators - and I need your support and votes!!!

Only one of my drawings ever made to the finals, but stopped after the top 46. The drawing of "Nonna". However with your support lets see how far this figure drawings makes it. The theme is THE BODY ELECTRIC

Here is the link when voting for my drawing. You can log on using your facebook account.

1st Place: The winner will receive USD $1000
2nd Place : The runner-up will receive USD $500
The finalists will be recognized on

Saatchi Art Showdown Schedule
Entry Period: 
Monday, May 12 (6:00 PM UTC) - Tuesday, May 27 (11:58 PM UTC)

Preliminary Voting: 
Tuesday, May 27 (11:59 PM UTC) - Monday, June 2 (11:59 PM UTC)

Juried Voting: 
Tuesday, June 3 - Monday, June 9

Final Voting: 
Tuesday, June 10 - Monday, June 16

Winner Announced: Tuesday, June 17


Cast your vote. Top 50 community votes will proceed to the next round. Anyone with a valid Saatchi Art account is able to participate in the First Round of voting. All valid submissions will be randomly displayed and each work will be voted on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest) stars.

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SwanBurglar Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
your work is wonderful. im incredibly jealous. :)
paper2pencil Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
No need to be jealous. If I can do it, anyone can :P
But thanks for the kind words
SwanBurglar Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
paper2pencil Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Keep in touch and if I can help you in your drawings, I will
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josedelsol Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
thanks for visiting my gallery and adding it to your Deviant Watch!
I am a devoted admirer of your excellent drawings! They are so full of life and realistic! Congratulations !!!
paper2pencil Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
Thanks Jose! Feel free to write and keep in touch
Maciek97x Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for watch ^^
paper2pencil Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
My pleasure
pierdepoule Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday!
paper2pencil Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Thanks for the birthday greeting! Thats a first here for me!
Aegean-Prince Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
paper2pencil Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Thanks my friend. We need to get back in touch and perhaps draw you again :)
leodaroy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Millions Of Greetings!
Thousands Of Colors!
Hundreds of Wishes!
Tons Of Cakes!
Lot's of Smiles!
That's What I Ask God 2 Give U Throughout your Life!
HaPpY BirthDay....

Wish you a many many happy returns of the day.
May God bless you with health, wealth and prosperity
in your life.
HAPPY you..... Sir David...


paper2pencil Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Ha.. thanks. my friend!
Brutus9000 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Happy Birthday To You ~cake love 
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