The Art of Cory Smith

Cory Smith is an artist based in the Chicagoland area.

I am a freelance illustrator currently focusing primarily on pencil portraiture. As a self-taught artist, I have not received any formal training so to speak. My interest in art began as a child while watching my father draw. I put pencil on paper and the rest is history. The only education I received was a couple courses in figure drawing at the local community college. It was there that drawing both the male and female forms and learning about anatomy helped me develop my talent as an artist and a sculptor. I have dabbled in many different mediums of art including pencil and charcoal sketches, acrylics and oil on canvas, murals, commercial window art and sculpting. After drawing with nothing but pencil and paper for years, I started sculpting. In 11 years I completed some 23 statues, mostly of Batman and Supermanís arsenal of villains. My desire to develop a sketch book as a pencil artist led me back to drawing where I began concentrating on portraits. I am currently focusing on pencil portraiture while expanding my sketch book. My original works of art as well as prints can be found at numerous conventions throughout the US.

Links to conventions where my art is exhibited: (San Diego, exhibitor for 15 years) (various locations, exhibited 4 years) (Baltimore, exhibited 4 years)

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