John De Pencil-Master » Biography Profile

Back in high school, John De Pencil-Master aka John Orucho attended an Art’s Magnet Class.

Whereas, there was an entire Lesson they began each day in homeroom. Especially by doing a pencil-weight control exercise.

“It’s very simple. You take a piece of paper and draw five boxes on it. Then, using a single pencil, fill in each box with a different color value, from lightest to darkest.

In the next day, draw six boxes and repeat the exercise.”

The following day, seven boxes — and so forth and so on.No matter how many boxes you draw, each one must always contain a slightly different color value.

Almost any pencil you find can create hundreds of color values! If you ask one @pencilmaster_kenya  he will answer you with that!

At the end of a month, you’ll be the master of any pencil you pick up.

John De Pencil-Master Drawings

Pencil drawing –drawing executed with an instrument composed of graphite enclosed in a wood casing.

And intended either as a sketch for a more elaborate work in another medium, an exercise in visual expression, or finished work.

The cylindrical graphite pencil, because of its usefulness in easily producing linear gray-black strokes, became the successor of the older, metallic drawing stylus.

With which late medieval and Renaissance artists and tradesmen sketched or written on paper, parchment, or wood. Read more

The Story of John De Pencil-Master 

As a matter of fact, John Orucho was born in Kisii on the 5th of March 1993.

Moreover, John De Pencil-Master is a visual artist dealing with many forms including painting, pencil and charcoal drawing.

On the other hand, John De Pencil-Master is a talented and self-motivated individual that gained his skills through severe practice.

John De Pencil-Master from Kenya
John De Pencil-Master is mostly inspired by nature and reality thus he draws his subjects with special attention to detail, and the result is hyper-realistic drawings.

He was greatly influenced by the works of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo and more recent hyper-realistic pencil artists like Emmanuele Dascanio (Italy) and Kelvin Okafor (UK).

John De Pencil-Master started his artistic journey 5 years ago but commercialized it 2 years ago.

He draws clients from all over the world, most recently to the USA, UK, Dubai and many others. However, a majority of them are from Kenya.

Including the likes of Gloria Muliro and Betty Kyalo among many other Public figures and nature.

The Creation of Gloria Muliro Portrait

The creation of Gloria Muliro was an inspiration that came to him through the good work the Artist was doing all over the world.

Gloria Muliro Portrait
From doing sensational works, charity missions and making music for God and not in praise of money or humanity.

Through his posting, Gloria Muliro communications manager Joseph Mucira discovered his skills and had the Pencil Master present the Art piece to Gloria Muliro by Himself.

Ever since John De Pencil-Master put more seriousness in his work, he has completed successful artwork. Whereas, arguably he has seen himself sending them all over the world.

John De Pencil-Master Vision

John De Pencil-Master Biography
Sketching is almost everything.

His skills are demonstrated his artistic skills “like a man who woke too early in the darkness. While the others were all still asleep.” Moreover, John accounts for most of the masterpiece on;

  • observations,
  • inventions,
  • technology,
  • creativity,
  • and the world spread information through photography.

Most notably, he believes that sight was mankind’s most important sense. And that “saper vedere”(“knowing how to see”) is crucial to living all aspects of life fully. Equally, he sees science and art as complementary rather than distinct disciplines.

Whereas he thinks that ideas formulated in one realm could—and should—inform the other. It is the painter’s identity, his style, and his conviction. For one thing, the color is just a gift to the drawing.

”It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly and confidently.

Pencil Master
That one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character. ” By Camille Pissarro.

Place your order for His Portraits Today!

Clients place orders by contacting him directly through;

  1. His Facebook page (@PencilmanKE)
  2. Instagram (@Pencilmaster_kenya)
  3. Facebook Profile (@John.Orucho)
  4. WhatsApp number (+254 716 494227)

Finally, John has future plans for incorporating digital art, 3D modeling, and Animation.

Furthermore, if you’d like to connect and see his recent works, click the links above for more of his Artwork.

In addition, don’t forget to share this post with your social media friends, or leave a comment below.

Resourceful References;

  1. The jmexclusives Agency: Celebrities & Public Figure Biographies
  2. Pinterest: “The Only Way Out” pencil drawing by Master pencil artists – John Nelson
  3. Artists Network: 10 Master Drawers (and What They Teach Us)
  4. Udemy: How to Draw Like a Master. Drawing a Hand
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