Welcome to my website, my name is Waldmar Lopes

and I'm a monochromatic illustrator

I'm based in The Hague The Netherlands 


I love combining impressionism with classical realism in my work, especially when drawing and painting the human form, which is my favorite subject.

Portraits, including themed, informal, highly rendered, or loose charcoal sketches, are the most valuable works of my collection, Blurring the line between contemporary art and modern craft, each stylized portrait is painted on canvas paper and made using a combination of materials, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, and fine charcoal.


My work might look like a sketch when you look at it for the first time, but each portrait was created using paint. Just like the old masters of the past I use real humans as a starting point for my work, but I often create an ideal picture of my subject.