Rene Trevino is a MICA grad that currently has a residency at the Creative Alliance (amazing place btw). In my last Professional Practices class, we went to the Creative Alliance and spent some time with him in his studio. He has to be one of the most technically accomplished artists I've ever seen. The details he gets in graphite and acrylic is ridiculous- check out his stuff below.
Saguaro Warriors, 2007
These are all life sized, full-detail portraits done in graphite on paper. Only graphite on paper. I've seen these things in person; they're insane. He literally showed us the lead pencil he always uses- I cannot even fathom the dedication it took to get even one done and he did a whole series.
Sitting Bull, 2007
Steve McNair, 2009
Now he's moved on to doing the same type of characters but he paints them with acrylic on mylar and they are about two feet high as opposed to life size. Because of this, he's making many more than were in the last series. They are just as equally detailed though.
Stag Party, 2006
Acrylic on Mylar
Love this work- the humor in it just makes me happy. Go to Rene's site to check out more of his stuff.