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Nathan Reed
07-28-2001, 07:08 PM
11"-8.5" Color Crayons & Paper

Etched this out just now. I'll darken the background and shirt. Please critique. Thanks.:D

Nathan Reed
07-28-2001, 07:11 PM
Sorry about large size. Won't happen again...

07-28-2001, 07:34 PM
I love the energy in this, the expressive lines and the colours. Well done. :D

07-28-2001, 08:29 PM
Crayons...no kidding? Where are my Crayolas?

07-28-2001, 09:10 PM
really nice and love your face, it describes a lot of or from you:)

07-28-2001, 09:48 PM
good application of colors

07-28-2001, 10:38 PM
nice job nathan. very expressive and gestural.

crayola crayons?

07-29-2001, 12:25 AM
Wow... very unusual painting for me. I always respect such work which I could never do one. I have no critique , yes very expressive. Very well done Nathan.



07-29-2001, 05:08 AM
This is just sensational Nate. You've captured a quizzical and soulful glance beautifully. I particularly like the way you did the eyes and the mouth, with just the right amount of detail in each. I especially like the texture of the eyebrows.

Have you tried using oil pastels? Are you going to use this for your tinyhead?


07-29-2001, 07:07 AM
I would not sacrifice your current tiny head which has a nearly Mayan compression. This painting in crayon lines is wonderful.
I love the way hues oscillate, and how form emerges. the expression is (hopefully) priceless.

07-29-2001, 07:31 AM
Very expressive use of line and colour.

Why not share this with the folks in the Portraiture forum?

07-29-2001, 02:30 PM
This could easily be compared to a Van Gogh self-p.

What a wonderful way to wait for your Big-Boy with fries. I once had a waitress take my drawing in the back to show her co-workers so I left it as a tip.

07-29-2001, 02:54 PM
absolutely WOW and WONDERFUL!
so glad you posted large!!!
viva la crayon...

love the solo lines of color drifting about, yet detailed form and expression...

great face, by the way...like the way you wisped your hair too..

this is "doodle art" at it's finest...


Nathan Reed
07-29-2001, 03:54 PM
Thanks all. My Sunday was great, but after reading your comments I am overfilled with joy (if that's possible).

To answer some of your questions, yes... I am using Crayola crayons... as I mentioned in an earlier picture... when I'm practicing and don't want to do the work involved in oil paints, I figure I can learn something by using my son's crayons. Plus they don't cost much.

I figure I spent about 18 cents on this picture. And since I am sooo good I figure I should sell it at a 100% mark-up, so if anyone wants to buy it, it will cost you a cool $0.36. Just e-mail me with your address, and it's yours. First reply, if any, gets it.
I do have to add shipping and handling, so I guess the full price will be $0.84.

This would be my first sale, so if anyone does buy it, that would make me a professional artist. Nothing in life (other than my Wife's, son's and God's love) would make me happier than being able to consider myself a professional artist.

Seriously, I do thank you for being so kind with your comments. I consider you all friends:) .

07-29-2001, 06:42 PM
I'm going to have to steal some of my little girl's crayons and try this! I absolutely love it. Great work for minimal cost and effort!

:D Nora

Nathan Reed
07-29-2001, 07:14 PM
Thanks Nora

07-29-2001, 07:47 PM
Well, I read the answer to my own question which was..."You mean like CRAYOLAS"?????? I'm flaberghased!! THis is fantastic!!
Got to try that myself, with a 9 year old I'm sure I can find a box of crayons somewhere.