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William Underwood

William Underwood

Pinellas Park, FL

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Underwood holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Eastern Kentucky University (major in painting, minor in drawing), studied life drawing at the Louisville School of Art, and taught art fundamentals as a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University. In 1995, he obtained a Master of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, and from 1999 to 2001 completed a two year stint as an adjunct drawing and design instructor at a local college. He was the figure drawing instructor at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, Florida for many years.

• Drawings.
Underwood's work runs the gamut from traditional black and white pencil landscapes to portraits of people and animals, along with several featuring a fantasy twist. Besides graphite pencils, you will see pieces in color pencils, charcoal, and most recently, scratchboard. Scratchboard is a drawing technique using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white clay that is coated with black India ink. As for drawing surfaces, that runs the gamut as well: white illustration board and paper, grey paper, and black paper. Some of the black paper drawings are done with only a white pencil, others use the full range of color pencils.

• Photography.
Underwood’s interest in photography dates back to his college days, but this hobby became an obsession in the mid-1990’s when he purchased his first large format camera. The work consists primarily Black & White photographs shot with large & medium format film cameras, alongside an ever increasing inventory of digital High Dynamic Range photographs.

Underwood is currently displaying and selling his award winning art at some of the most prestigious shows in Florida.

 

Santa by William Underwood

 

Mufasa by William Underwood

 

Barnicles by William Underwood

 

Sleeping Fox by William Underwood

 

Baloo by William Underwood

 

Chip 'n' Dale by William Underwood

 

White Tiger by William Underwood

 

Yogi and Boo Boo by William Underwood

 

Singing Willie by William Underwood

 

Billy Gibbons by William Underwood

 

Cash Comes Around by William Underwood

 

Willie by William Underwood

 

Waylon by William Underwood

 

That Guy Looks Like Keith Richards by William Underwood

 

Touch of Grey by William Underwood

 

BB King of the Blues by William Underwood

 

Godfather of Soul by William Underwood

 

Jimmy Buffet by William Underwood

 

While My Sitar Gently Weeps by William Underwood

 

Imagine - John Lennon by William Underwood

 

Frankenstein Monster by William Underwood

 

Peggy's Magic Sex Feet by William Underwood

 

Frog and Dragonfly by William Underwood

 

Mister Owl by William Underwood

 

Manatees by William Underwood

 

Bubble Trouble by William Underwood

 

Come on In the Water's Fine by William Underwood

 

Buzzard by William Underwood

 

Honey Its for You by William Underwood

 

Madame Moiselle by William Underwood

 

Clean Your Room by William Underwood

 

Extreme VicTurtle by William Underwood

 

Chevy Camelot by William Underwood

 

Welcome to the Jungle by William Underwood

 

Extinct by William Underwood

 

If Not for These Trees I Could See the Forest by William Underwood

 

Things Go Better With Coke by William Underwood

 

Clear Skies by William Underwood

 

Swamp at Night by William Underwood

 

Big Pine Key by William Underwood

 

I Wonder If It Made a Sound by William Underwood

 

Dwarf Mangrove by William Underwood

 

Bahia Honda by William Underwood

 

DragonHeart by William Underwood

 

Merritt Island by William Underwood

 

Cruickshank Trail by William Underwood

 

Lettuce Lake by William Underwood

 

Old Iron Bridge by William Underwood