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Greg DiNapoli
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Today, the world of architectural illustration is littered with digital, computer generated work. My goal as an artist is to show the viewer the beauty and detail of architectural subjects in the traditional medium of pencil. Excellence in realism is what I strive for, as my drawings intend to emphasize all of the elements and surroundings of a building that make each one so unique. I study how light interacts with each structure and through value contrast and varying pencil strokes, create textures that lift the subject off of the paper and bring the architecture to life. Achieving this with just a pencil challenges my skill, tests my humility, and ultimately rewards and inspires me to create more.


Barnegat Light by GregDiNapoli
Barnegat Light
Pencil drawing of Barnegat Lighthouse, also known as "Old Barney." Built in 1857, Old Barney stands 172 feet tall at the northern tip of Long Beach Island in New Jersey. 
East Point Lighthouse by GregDiNapoli
East Point Lighthouse
Another one of my smaller, quicker drawings, this one is of East Point Lighthouse. Located at the mouth of the Maurice River at the Delaware Bay in southern New Jersey, East Point Lighthouse was built in 1849 and stands 40 feet tall. Automated in 1911 and deactivated in 1941, the lighthouse has fallen into disrepair several times in its history and was victim of a severe fire in 1971. In 1980 the Coast Guard reinstated the light and has gone under several restoration projects. The lighthouse is now on the National Register of Historic Places and is open monthly for tours.
Tarrytown 2016 by GregDiNapoli
Tarrytown 2016
Small, somewhat quick sketch of Tarrytown Lighthouse, New York. Also known as Sleepy Hollow lighthouse, this lighthouse is a "sparkplug" style and sits on the east side of the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York. You can clearly view the light from the Tappan Zee Bridge. Built in 1883, Tarrytown Lighthouse stands 60 feet tall and is on the National Register of Historic places.
Top of One World by GregDiNapoli
Top of One World
"Top of One World"

Finished this pencil drawing of the top of One World Trade Center, aka the Freedom Tower, with it's spire rising to a symbolic height of 1,776 feet. One of the most important architectural projects of this generation, 1WTC is a visual reminder to stand tall after you get knocked down.

Prints of all of my drawings can be found here:
Yankee Stadium by GregDiNapoli
Yankee Stadium
Pencil drawing (2H to 6B range) of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in New York City. Completed in 2009, this Yankee Stadium replaced the original Yankee Stadium that was built in 1923. Like the original Yankee Stadium, the Yankees won the World Series in the first season they played here. Prints available here:…

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mcgrath800 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the watch and fave, great gallery you have here!!
GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure, your work is amazing, can't wait to see more.
Ebbenhorst Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016
Thank you for the fav! I really like your work!
GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. Love yours as well.
msilvestre Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
Greatly appreciate the :+fav:
Amazing work you do too! 
GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
KJVW Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So much reality in your work, I really idolise that! OMG 
GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
jaceksawicki666 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for faving my drawing and for the watch :)
GregDiNapoli Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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