My name is Heather Rooney. I am an illustrator specializing in photorealistic colored pencil and graphite drawings. Since finding my passion for portrait and figure drawing in high school, I have developed a technique focusing on high attention to detail. I draw my inspiration from a broad range of cultural figures, such as sport athletes, media personalities, and entertainment professionals.
With each illustration requiring many hours of work, ranging from 30 hours to 100+ hours, I share my process through time-lapse videos on my YouTube channel, which has generated over 60 million views from a global audience.
Colored pencil drawing of my beautiful dog Maggie, a Golden Retriever. About 2 months ago Maggie passed away at age 14. She was such a great dog and my family and I were so lucky to have her. I’ll cherish this drawing along with the memories I have with her.
Pencils used: Caran d’Ache Luminance colored pencils