Richard T. Lankes
A recently graduated medical student, Richard T. Lanks is looking for a medical residency within the field of cardiology. But, he is also hoping
for success as an accomplished graphite/pencil artist, even though he has never had formal training in any artistic area. All of Richard's
training and education has been through trial and error, trying to learn from the styling of well-known commercial artists, such as
Luis Royo, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, the Hildebrandt Brothers, Olivia, J. Janesko, M. Whelan, K. Parkison and Alberto Vargas.
Currently, Richard is specializing in photo-realism and artist nudes, attempting to gain the highest level of perfection possible. He has
always relied on graphite as his main medium, having little or no training with other techniques. His main artistic goals are twofold:
hif first artistic goal is getting an opportunity to draw one card for any of the Marvel Comics box card sets. The second goal is
being able to reproduce high quality, photo-realistic graphite images, on par with the works of Luis Royo. Richard says,
"I knows it is an unreachable goal, but I'm tring anyway."
Visit Richard's galleries:
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Metallic Skies Personal gallery
Elfwood Gallery Gallery 417
Used by permission of the artist.
This page last updated 4-1-01.