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mbeckett
03-19-2013, 11:55 PM
didn't get a chance to join this weekend, so I snuck in a quickie tonight. about an hour (shhhh... i gridded :rolleyes: ). Charcoal pencil and conte on 8.5 X 11 in manila paper. i was surprised how well the manila paper took the conte as it seemed too smooth. i might try that paper again :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/19-Mar-2013/45731-WillShatner.jpg

Scotkatidid
03-20-2013, 12:20 AM
hmm conte on manilla - well done Mike!

skappy
03-20-2013, 03:13 AM
Very good Mike I like three pencils portraits I did it for a while
Robert

connievanwinssen
03-20-2013, 04:01 AM
Likeness is good! Lovely portrait:)

Sharrm
03-20-2013, 05:54 AM
LOL Your title gave me a good laugh, should have that below with my siggy...:D . Great likeness, nice work!!!:wave:

123harry
03-20-2013, 07:16 AM
Very nice. That ground colour suits the subject. William has done well for himself!

steina
03-20-2013, 08:13 AM
Great portrait and likeness Mike. May I ask what "manila paper" is?

sundiver
03-20-2013, 08:51 AM
If Albrecht Durer could use a grid (and not having a printer, his was on glass that he held up and looked through, or maybe it was string on a frame) so can the rest of us!:thumbsup:
And even with a grid I'm sure I wouldn't do as well as you did here.

Manila paper is cream-colored stuff like construction paper.

BUN201
03-20-2013, 09:08 AM
I agree about the grid. I used to think it was 'cheating' until an art teacher reprimanded me for that thought.
Very good likeness -- I'm wondering what manilla paper is too. It worked well!

mbeckett
03-20-2013, 09:54 AM
Thanks all!

I have no problem with gridding either. I just didn't want to leave the impression that I can whip out a likeness so fast otherwise. It would take another couple hours without the grid and no guarantee of likeness.

The paper is something I bought years ago and I don't remember where. It is labelled Manila paper and is a creamy yellow but is more like thin drawing paper. I don't know if 'Manila' refers to the paper or the color of the paper.

surob
03-20-2013, 10:31 AM
Love the title, love the portrait. Why not go for the grid! :clap:

Meieira
03-20-2013, 10:35 AM
What a great likeness!! Great work:clap:

Paulafv
03-20-2013, 01:17 PM
We used to use manilla paper in grammar school for drawing/painting, a long long time ago:) Love the look of your portait. Colors chosen go great with the paper.

just chaos
03-21-2013, 09:46 AM
Wonderful job.

m50paul
03-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Great portrait, excellent likeness....

eyepaint
03-21-2013, 01:53 PM
Magnificent :)

Charlie's Mum
03-21-2013, 05:33 PM
Cor Mike - this is brilliant! I love to see your drawings!

carol_lee
03-21-2013, 11:52 PM
beautiful portrait!!!!

tangerine
03-21-2013, 11:55 PM
Great likeness!

mginsberg
03-22-2013, 03:24 AM
Terrific portrait.
Manilla paper was the go-to writing paper in the 60s and earlier. Of course, I pronounced it "vanilla" as a child.

justjean
03-22-2013, 06:18 AM
Looks great :thumbsup:

KreativeK
03-22-2013, 09:51 AM
Mike, he looks divine!

guilliame
03-22-2013, 12:59 PM
Hey Mike:wave: excellent portait and a good likeness:clap:

PaintBoss
03-22-2013, 10:51 PM
Mike, nice sensitive drawing! I I like how you shaped the face with your strokes and you nailed the hat!
Also loved your title!

jlloren
03-22-2013, 11:12 PM
Hi Great portrait Mike!
Manila or Vanilla Paper got its name because in the olden days, it was made only in the Philippines using manila hemp or abaca. It's quite common and now used as paper for flip chart notes (to write on using markers) during seminars.

Scattykat
03-24-2013, 03:48 PM
cool portrait, like the materials, worked well on Cap'n Kirk...