Igor V. Babailov, Hon.RAA, KStA

MASTERY of DRAWING 

"Painting does not exist without drawing and it is drawing from life that gives the exact measure of the painter. If one can draw, one can always paint!"  

~ Pietro Annigoni,  Royal Portrait Painter 

Self-portrait in the mirror
Justice Annette Ziegler, Supreme Court of Wisconsin. Portraits by Igor Babailov.
Justice Annette Ziegler
Supreme Court of Wisconsin
Portrait study from life
Pope Benedict XVI
General David Petraeus portrait drawing studies from life, by Igor Babailov
Gen. D. Petraeus, U.S. Military Commander 
Drawing Studies From Life 
is the important step in preparation for an Oil Portrait.   See  Portrait Procedure
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Portrait of a Little Girl, by Igor Babailov
Life Sketch of Pope Benedict XVI, by Igor Babailov
Self-Portrait at 17 years old, by Igor Babailov
Nelson Mandela, Life Sketch by Igor Babailov
16 Year old, Old Man model_edited_edited
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Katie. Life portrait by Igor Babailov
Profile of a man (sepia)
Fr. Arne Panula - portrait by Igor Babailov
Senator Michael Pitfield, by Igor Babailov
London. Drawing on location by Igor Babailov
Life Portrait Sketch of General Petraeus
Drawing of Lisa Balkon, by Igor Babailov
Bob House - portrait by Igor Babailov
Pope Francis, life sketch by Igor Babailov
Jeff Balser, Vanderbilt University. Life portrait by Igor Babailov
Life sketch of Grisha, by Igor Babailov
Nikita Babailov, the artist's son (White pencil on black paper)
Portrait of Mary, by Igor Babailov
Self-Portrait (2018)
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Portrait of Jasmin, by Igor Babailov
Papal Palace, Castel Gandolfo, Life drawing by Igor Babailov
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Life Sketch of Hadley Arkes, Washington, DC, by Igor Babailov
Justice George O'Toole, Boston, MA, by Igor Babailov
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Martine, Montreal, drawing by Igor Babailov
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Vatican, Castel Gandolfo, the Square, by Igor Babailov
Garry Putman, drawing by Igor Babailov
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Drawing Male Standing Nude, Academic study, by Igor Babailov
Portrait of Alexis Geacintov (graphite) - by Igor Babailov.
Portrait Drawing of Cliff Morrison, by portrait master Igor Babailov (graphite, w. chalk).
Portrait of Tatiana Maligina (graphite) - Malta, Drawings from life by Igor Babailov.
Portrait of Alicia, Drawings by Igor Babailov
A Prayer. Portrait of Mary (drawing from life, black charcoal and heightening with white chalk), by Igor Babailov.
St. Christopher, the patron of travelers, Fransiscan Monastery in Washington, DC. Drawing by Igor Babailov.
Mary in Naples, Florida. Drawing by Igor Babailov. Charcoal, white heightening on tonned paper.
Portrait of Judge Seth Norman, Nashville, TN (Charcoal sketch from life) - Drawings by Igor Babailov
Portrait of Tom Monaghan - Founder of Domino Pizza, Owner of Detroit Tigers, Chancelor of Ave Maria University. Portrait by Igor Babailov.
Portrait of an Old Man, Drawing by Igor Babailov, Charcoal on paper, drawing from life.
Fr. John, portrait sketch fom life