Charles started his website in 2007 to utilize his artistic abilities and earn some money by making customized pet portraits. He is a mostly self-taught artist. After finishing one semester as an art major, he realized it wasn’t for him and he had to achieve his dream on his own. Then he graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of North Dakota and started his career in wildlife management.
He no longer makes custom portraits, but continues his work as a wildlife artist. Most of his creations are done with graphite, white acrylic and colored pencil. According to Charles, the key to drawing is patience. He always carefully examines and visualizes his subjects before getting to work. It seems to be working for him.
Pictures by: Charles Black aka eye-doll-ick.