…and an incredible artist!

Have a favorite Pittsburgh sports icon? Chances are Alex Nicholson can draw him! See for yourself:

I was feeling nostalgic and decided to draw this pencil portrait of Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr!

My finished pencil portrait of one of the best in the game, TJ Watt!

Progression of my pencil portrait of Troy Polamalu!

My finished pencil portrait of one of the best to ever do it, Sidney Crosby!

Throwback to drawing one of my favorites, the Great One – Roberto Clemente.

Life-long dream fulfilled! It was an honor to do this pencil portrait of two of the best in the NFL – Cam Heyward and his father, Craig “Ironhead” Heyward.

And of course…

My finished pencil portrait of my favorite steeler of all time, Big Ben Roethlisberger!

Meet the man behind the pencils:

I am from Oakdale, Pennsylvania. Ever since I was a young child, I have always had a sincere passion for drawing. Just a few short years ago, however, I began to focus on creating life-like portraits with Prismacolor pencils. Today, I can honestly say that it is my absolute favorite thing to do. No matter how many portraits I complete, I am constantly motivated to make the next piece even greater.

This last year has been the most successful year for my artwork. For Christmas, I was blessed enough to complete a portrait for Cam Heyward and his father, Craig. This opportunity was absolutely amazing for me and I cannot thank Ms. Charlotte Heyward enough for the opportunity.

For as long as I can remember, I bleed black and gold. I love the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates and look forward to each and every season. As you can probably tell from some of my drawings, I’ve always been a huge sports fanatic for my Pittsburgh Teams. — Alex.

In addition to drawing some of his favorite athletes, Alex can do custom pieces as well. He’ll have his own website very soon, but until then you can stop by his Facebook page, Instagram account alex_nicholson6, and Twitter account @anicholson6 or email him at arnicholson96@yahoo.com!