これまで Pouch でもたくさんご紹介してきた、 “神レベルの絵師” と呼ばれるほどの画才の持ち主たち。ここ最近では、日本に住む16歳の男子高校生が色鉛筆で描いたユキヒョウの絵が、ツイッターで大きな注目を集めていました。

今回ご紹介するのは、独学で絵を学んできたというイギリス・ロンドン出身のアーティスト、グルクバール・シン・バチュ(Gurekbal Singh Bhachu)さん。

作品のモデルは歌手のリアーナさんにラッパーのドレイクさんなど名だたる著名人たちで、どの作品も写真のような趣き。体温が感じられるほど、息遣いまで聞こえてきそうなほどにリアル、さらにそこに絵画ならではのインパクトが加わっていて、もう本当に素敵なんです。

【ぜんぜん絵に見えないんですケド…】

24歳だというバチュさんが絵を描くときに主に使用しているのは、色鉛筆を含む鉛筆。

「ホワイトカラーのマーカーでハイライトを入れる」といったテクニックも織り交ぜて、誰もが息をのむほどの、ハイパーリアリスティックな作品を仕上げています。

【SNSには作業工程をとらえた動画も】

バチュさんはWebサイト「GSinghB」を開設している一方で、インスタグラムやツイッターといったSNSで作品を公開。

できあがるまでの工程を順を追って見せてくれたり、作業の手順がわかるような動画をたくさんアップしてくれたりと、絵を描く人にとっては参考になることがたくさんあるのではないでしょうか。

【「ブルース・リー」には息をのみました】

どの作品も甲乙つけがたいほどの出来栄えで、イキイキとした表情に惹きつけられてしまうわけなのですが、わたしが特に目を奪われたのはブルース・リーさんを描いた1枚。

くちびるの縦ジワや肌のキメ、眉毛の1本1本にいたるまで細かく再現されているのはもちろん、あの鋭い眼光までリアルに表現。目が合うたびに黒目の奥がきらりと光るように見えて、鉛筆で描いた絵とはとても思えません。

本当に、生きて、そこに存在しているようにしか見えなくて、その卓越した画力に圧倒されてしまいましたよ……。

【あの有名俳優も笑顔を見せる腕前です】

まだ24歳ということで、バチュさんはきっと今後もメキメキと、腕をあげてゆくのでしょう。

2017年11月には、ハリウッド俳優のサミュエル・L・ジャクソンさんを描いた絵がご本人の手に渡っていたようで、ネットで話題になっていたみたいです。世界的に有名な画家になる日も、そう遠くはないかもしれませんね!

参照元:GSinghBInstagram @g_singh_bInstagram @samuelljacksonTwitter @G_Singh_B
執筆=田端あんじ (c)Pouch

▼まさかのご本人降臨!

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From start to finish: Samuel L Jackson. Hopefully the next piece I embark on won’t take as long although I do feel like I set a new standard for myself. I’m not sure how much more detailed my work can get without the expense of spending more time 😅 Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal

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▼モーガン・フリーマンさん

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The longest I’ve ever spent on a drawing (roughly 2 months) and I’d say my most detailed piece too but what took the most time weren’t the details themselves but rather the challenge they presented. I can’t tell you how many days it took me to understand the depth of drawing the white hair on his head and not only that but trying to convey it correctly on white paper. Art isn’t just about knowing the limits of your ability and what you can do to improve them, but the limits of the tools & materials you use also. With that being said, I just wanted to say thank you for all the support both here and on twitter over the course of this piece, I truly appreciate that you share the same passion in watching a drawing unfold as I do, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: White Uni Posca Paint Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal

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▼海外ドラマ『ブレイキング・バッド』のウォルターを演じたブライアン・クランストンさん

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Walter White/ Heisenberg/ @bryancranston drawn on A4 paper. I really regret not having done the background on this, it probably would've made this so much better but I was so satisfied with how it came out that I didn't want to take the chance of ruining it lol. But nonetheless thank you for your interest in this piece whether this is your first time seeing the progress or your second. I really appreciate the support and kind words. I really need to find a reference as detailed as this one because it's been a while since I've given myself the opportunity to fully immerse myself as I did with this. Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #pencilsacademy #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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▼カニエ・ウエストさん

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And that about wraps up my drawing of Kanye West. Extremely pleased with how this turned out. I know I said that I wanted to fill the background with either a solid shade or a pattern but I think a plain background works best here. I have to mention how many were wondering why I decided to draw him and I know his public image gets a bad rep from many people but the truth is, strictly as an artist, there is so much to pull from his discography and be inspired by, I found it fascinating to go back to the music I listened to growing up and now that I'm older, understanding the transition in his work. Each project he has worked on is uniquely it's own and tells a very specific story about who he was at that time and I deeply appreciate an artist's ability to be vulnerable within their work. To add to that, I want to extend my appreciation towards you for the love and support on my work, thank you all so much for the kind words and compliments, I'm forever grateful, much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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▼リアーナさん

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After restarting and so many hours of work and readjusting, I finally managed to complete this drawing of @badgalriri to the best of my ability. I think the most important lesson for me to take away from this is that, of course not every piece is going to be my best work. The effort I put in, shouldn't go unnoticed to myself regardless of the outcome. Even if I tried and failed, it was still the hard work that mattered. And of course, this is far from failure but I did notice I was unable to put forth the level of detail I usually do. With all that said, I did appreciate all the comments, compliments and suggestions throughout the process, thank you for staying with me and watching it all pan out. Much love as always ❤️ Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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▼ザ・ウィークエンド

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Spent all night and morning putting the finishing touches on this @theweeknd drawing so it's safe to say I'm really glad it's finished 😅 Work ethic had been slipping towards the end and I didn't get to upload as many videos as I would have liked to this time around. I'm not sure how many of you feel the same but for me, trying to record the process without making it seem redundant can be quite the task, especially when I feel like I've shown the same approach multiple times. Regardless, feel free to let me know what you think and thank you all once again for engaging with my work, hope you're having a great day 🙂 Pencils: Faber Castell 9000 Paper: A4 Bristol Board (Winsor & Newton) Eraser: Tombow Mono Zero Blending: Cotton Bud/Q-tip Highlights: Sakura Souffle White Gel Pen #art #arts_gate #art_supernova #artistic_unity_ #artist #pencil #illustration #drawing #sketch #artistic_nation #spotlightonartists #wip #worldofpencils2017 #instaart #artofdrawingg #drawinganatomyandart #artistic_dome #young_artists_help #art_worldly #art_spotlight #draw #duende_arts_help #artfido #art_realism_ #artistuniversity #gsinghb #sharingart #illustratenow #gurekbal @art.realism

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