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Photo-realistic Drawings by Genevieve Desy

A pencil crayon drawing of two foxesRenards, Faber Castell pencil crayons on bristol paper

Today’s featured artist, Genevieve Desy, is a self-taught artist who lives and works in Quebec City. Genevieve’s photo-realistic drawings of animals and people are sweet and delicate.


A pencil crayon drawing of two guinea pigsTeddy & River, Faber Castell pencil crayons on bristol paper

I really enjoy the way that Genevieve uses drawing media to render the texture of soft animal fur. Whether she’s drawing a small rabbit, a family dog or wild wolves, she utilizes pencil crayons and coloured paper to achieve an individually tailored result. The amount of time and effort that the artist pours into each of her works is clearly visible, and gives the work a professional, illustrative quality.


A screen capture of a gallery on Genevieve Desy's art websiteMore of Genevieve's pet portraits on her website

Genevieve’s portfolio also includes a series of drawings for babies (dessins pour bébés). These images are drawn with the same attention to detail, though formally they are softer and more casual than the artist’s wildlife portraits. Each of these works uses a uniform colour scheme – Genevieve uses a single coloured pencil to create an image that blends into the coloured paper background for a soft, dreamy look. 


A drawing of a plush cat in pinkSofia la peluche chat, coloured pencil

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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