Joel Daniel Phillips Creates Realistic Illustrations of the Homeless

 - Nov 7, 2014
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Joel Daniel Phillips depicts homeless individuals in his latest series of graphite portraits. Titled 'No Regrets in Life', the poignant series reveals incredibly realistic and moving imagery of his aged, weathered and individualistic subjects who appear to hide complex stories behind their sad eyes.

Joel uses charcoal and graphite materials to create his captivating art pieces that exude emotion and make one feel for its subjects. These graphite portraits boast an incredible amount of detail including his subjects' clothing items and personal belongings that re seen in their hands.

Whether depicting homeless men or women, the artist creates emotion-filled art that affects its viewer in a thought-provoking way. His pieces are photo-realistic and are displayed in a monochromatic palette.