Hi, I’m Chris Wilson

Based in San Diego, I’m an artist specializing in mixed media drawing.

This is my personal website where I share my daily sketches of wildlife, people around me, and my adventures overseas.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve always had an urge to draw in my sketchbook. Primarily drawing wildlife, plants, urban spaces, the female figure, creatures with wings, and things that glow in the dark.

My work is constantly changing and developing but I am passionate about spontaneous sketches using a mixed media drawing approach. Most of my work includes pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, and watercolors. This mixed media approach is enjoyable for me because it can take on so many forms and textures.

Art + Conservation
Just like many artists who draw wildlife, I’m involved with wildlife conservation. Art is a universal language which can act at the intersection of culture and environmentalism. Bringing awareness to key issues concerning our environment. To date my involvement has been with two organizations: The Surfrider Foundation and The Macaw Recovery Network. 

Travel
Traveling and seeing wildlife in its natural habitat is an essential factor in my drawings of wildlife. Every year I make a point of going on at least one or two international trips to gather photo references for my drawings. 

I’m lucky enough to have gone on some exciting journeys. From jungles in Sri Lanka, Central America, and Cambodia to deserts in India and Morocco. All experiences which help me in my portrayal of wildlife in my mixed media drawings.

Teaching
Right now, I’m creating video courses about mixed media drawing. Sharing new techniques and approaches to help other artists gain confidence with their drawings, find their style, and grow a daily drawing habit.

Official Bio
Chris Wilson (September 1984) is an American artist specializing in mixed media drawing.

In 2009, he graduated with a BFA in Character Animation from the Disney founded college, CalArts. He is known for his expressive mixed media drawings. Drawing everything from wildlife, plants, urban spaces, the female figure, creatures with wings, and things that glow in the dark.

Each of his drawings are made with pencils, pens, markers, colored pencils, and watercolors. Which help him draw with vibrant, lively, and energetic lines.

He is currently based in San Diego, California.

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