Drawing is one of the most basic and earliest forms of art in the world. A lot of people have practiced all throughout the years down the human history. Since the internet and the digital industry have taken over a lot of things, drawing is being abandoned by a lot of people in the presence of digital art.
But it takes a real artist to draw an art manually, especially a portrait drawing. You might have seen people who sell and draw their art on the street. They still practice the original techniques of art which only can be developed by practice and skill. One such skillful drawing artist is Nikolay Yarakhtin. He is a popular street artist from Cheboksary, Chuvashia Republic, in Russia. And now he works in the streets of St. Petersburg. People from all over the world are amazed by his artistry and most of the people who visit Russia make sure to visit Nikolay to get a portrait of themselves done.
His portraits are on point and very realistic to a point that it is almost perfect. straight after graduating from Art School, he tried out drawing on the streets and it turned out to be pretty awesome. So, why not make a living out of it? Being on the streets gives an artist a fresh experience every single day than doing his artwork in a studio. This is the diversity and the kind of experience that pumps Nikolay up. He has been a street artist for around 30 years now.
He takes about an hour to finish one portrait since he only uses the pencil to draw his portraits. Since the pandemic, people could not go out and street artists, vendors, and other people who made a living on the streets suffered losses. But with the popularity of Nikolay, people started to order his portraits by sending pictures to him.
Thanks to the internet, Nikolay got to do what he loves even though the pandemic took away his workplace for a while. We collected a set of artwork done by Nikolay for you. You can scroll down to check them out and upvote your favorites to the top of the list. Share your thoughts about this awesome artist in the comments sections as well.