Artist: Michael Shapcott

Michael Shapcott is an incredibly talented portrait artist from Connecticut. He is known for creating these emotional charged portraits usually consisting of a graphite base, with oils and acrylic paints over to bring them to life in a contemporary and beautiful way. I first came across his works as his prints can be purchased from society6, an online print shop for artists.

From his Kickstarter Project

I came across a kickstarter project that he put together a few months ago, and it's been in the back of my mind for quite a while, I just revisited it the other day to see how he's doing and I found out his project has been funded, which is awesome. He was hoping to get $10,000 and was funded a total of $62,736! Way to surpass the expectations! 
Una © Michael Shapcott

The project is so interesting because he has challenged himself to undertake a portrait every day for an entire year - lets hope he doesn't get sick this year! He just started it on June 6, 2012, and will be drawing like a mad man for the rest of the year. I'm excited to see how it all goes, to see his progress so far check it out here
Kierra © Michael Shapcott

Auburn © Michael Shapcott

Pele © Michael Shapcott

Within White © Michael Shapcott