My site serves a dual purpose of 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". I have crafted often award-winning campaigns and solid graphic solutions for many clients and have been both an art and creative director; but the vast majority of my working experience has been as a freelancer, allowing me the necessary flexibility to pursue 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 and continue to teach both jujutsu and kobudo (traditional weapons). I have also spent much time deep-woods backpacking, camping and fly fishing.

These experiences are deeply woven into my most salient activity of drawing. There I often find myself concerned with moods, seeming Zen moments and places. My themes are most often reflections of life and nature, mirroring things and moments I have experienced and care about. Through them I draw myself.

My logo relects 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...