As you look at the work of artist Michael C. Gibson, it’s easy to think that you’re looking at the work of a photographer. You might think that these are black and white photographs that Gibson has taken during his travels. But Gibson’s talent goes beyond photography to something much more fine-tuned and meticulous. This artist is a master at using a pencil to create photo-realistic drawings that are absolutely mind-blowing.
Gibson’s African Inspirations series features beautiful illustrations of various African peoples. Samburu Warriors, the Himba of Northern Namibia, and the Maasai of eastern Africa, are represented among his works.
For Gibson, a graduate of Toronto’s prestigious Sheridan College, he is inspired by the things he sees in every day life. Something as simple as a girl’s smile can be an inspiration for a new piece of work. It’s as if his pieces are a window into the soul of those he encounters.
You can explore the work of Michael C. Gibson on his website, and even shop for a few prints of your own. These are pieces that you will definitely want to add to your art collection.