My site serves a dual purpose – displaying my drawings and maintaining a secondary portfolio of my graphic design and illustration background. Early on I was named in Advertising Age as 'One of the Best & Brightest Young People in Advertising', and have crafted award-winning campaigns and solid graphic solutions for a wide range of clients over many years. I have been an art and creative director, but much of my working experience has been as a freelancer, allowing me to devote the necessary time to other important interests in my life.

One of these is my life-long study of the martial arts, in which I hold multiple black belts as well as a Renshi grade, and continue to teach both jujutsu and kobudo (traditional weapons). I have also spent much time deep-woods backpacking, camping and fly fishing.

All of my experiences are deeply woven into my now most salient occupation of drawing. There I am primarily concerned with moods, my themes reflections of life and nature, mirroring things and moments I have experienced and care about.

My logo is the expression of a Japanese term, "Kenbun Ichi", essentially "sword and pen are one". Its concept is that the pursuit of scholarly and artistic things, as well as the study of the warrior belong together, balancing each other within the person. This philosophy permeates my life and work.


My drawings can also be viewed on Facebook under my name or on Instagram under david_terrell_art. If you would like to inquire about purchasing an original drawing, have questions or other comments, please contact me at...