Campus Scenes, Rock Hill, SC
Michael James is a 1993 graduate of Architecture School at Clemson University. After graduation he found that his real desire was in drawing rather than designing. He experimented with many types of media, but found that Pen & Ink suited him best. He began selling his work professionally at the age of 18, which helped pay his way through school. Michael’s artwork can now be found in public and private collections, specialized gift stores and many art shows throughout the region. Michael’s originals are drawn by hand with a method called Pointillism (Stippling). This form of art consists of single dots that constitute one exacting image. He starts by visiting the college campus, sketching and taking photographs of landmarks that make each school unique. To create the artwork, he uses a technical pen that is two-tenths of a millimeter. One original can take many hours to complete, but the result is a high quality detailed image when compared to a simple line drawing.