Scenes from Famous Operas

The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman
Tales of Hoffman
The Flying Dutchman
Nabucco Kumagai Jinya
Tales of Hoffman

Artist Philip Schuyler Finishing the Last Details of "The Flying Dutchman"

Ever seeking challenges in creating art, Mr. Schuyler explored the possibilities
of rendering in graphite pencil.Discovering refinements not previously explored, and being
very fond of opera, he sought to produce scenes from famous operas that would include
many types of surfaces: Human features, crisp, white linen, fur, deep, dark recesses,
highlighted areas – as many different surfaces as he could combine in varied scenes.

When he was finished he felt he had taken graphite
pencil rendering to its ultimate complexity and excellence.