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Precious Mazie
06-13-2004, 01:29 PM
I was late starting to do the download of the pictures last night. And with so many great pictures it took almost 45 minutes to get them all. That left me with about a half an hour yesterday to work on this and I finished it this afternoon. I love the expression on this gentleman!

Drumbeat-trish
06-13-2004, 01:36 PM
And you have caught that look wonderfully -priceless :D great job in a short time :clap: :clap: :clap:

lisilk
06-13-2004, 01:40 PM
Wow, you really caught his character and expression beautifully ! Well done.

hopefulbucky
06-13-2004, 02:09 PM
Mazie, love how you have captured this old guy. Wonderful work. I agree his expression is priceless and you have succeeded with capture it.

Muffin_4377
06-13-2004, 02:17 PM
wicked....I never took much notice of the old man in the photo,till now...what a great expression he has!!! And what a fabulous job you did of capturing it!! :clap: :clap:

Deano
06-13-2004, 02:30 PM
Great drawing. You nailed the expression. Love that raised eyebrow that says so much.

YYcat
06-13-2004, 02:34 PM
You caught his expression very well. Wonderfull drawing :clap:

cmwynn
06-13-2004, 04:38 PM
I painted the right side of this and didn't even notice the man or his expression. You have captured it so well. I am tempted to practice my drawing with this, too, and will use yours to help me figure out the shadows. That is a challenge.
Connie

lorna12
06-13-2004, 04:50 PM
I didn't notice him either, but what a face! Great job on capturing it! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Dark_Shades
06-13-2004, 06:16 PM
ohhhhh this is great ....... I didnt even notice him in the original pic .... well done indeed..... wonderful character for sure

Dyin
06-13-2004, 06:58 PM
I love the expression too! Great choice and well done :)

dabblerdot
06-13-2004, 07:20 PM
The expression is so well done in your sketch that I almost feel guilty for staring at the old gentleman- he sees me watching !! And I hadn't seen this ref photo (also due to download problems) so I thank you for including it. Gotta admit, I'd have overlooked him back there when I saw it if you hadn't chosen him for your subject ! Great drawing with great effect ! :clap: :clap:

prestonsega
06-13-2004, 07:28 PM
you've done a great job isolating an interesting and unexpected subject. A successful translation of character from photo to rendering....Nice!!

Mo.
06-13-2004, 07:50 PM
Absolutely agree 100% with what Preston said. A super character drawing, your shading is lovely.

Mo.

FriendCarol
06-13-2004, 08:00 PM
Marvellous drawing -- love the consistency of your hatchmarks (if that's the right name for the shading lines). It gives the whole thing a kind of elegance or simplicity that's very appealing; helps focus attention on his expression.

I hadn't seen this photo either, it's one of about 5 that didn't download for me. So glad you saw it, though! :)

Precious Mazie
06-14-2004, 03:25 PM
Thank-you everyone, you're all :angel:s . I had to hit the refresh button over and over again untill all the ref pictures came in! I think its a good argument to get DSL! I wonder if my husband would agree? All of the ref shots where great and there are a lot I would like to try! The fun part of these WDE's is to see all of the work and how everyone sees the pictures differently!

Great WDE! See y'all next week!

artbyjune
06-14-2004, 03:43 PM
I'm a bit late getting here, but here at last. I love this portrait. Expressive. I especially like the way you've done his eyebrows. he's really looking at us!!

geminidream
06-15-2004, 04:41 AM
awesome sketch , you captured him very well amazing that you did such fine work in such short time, to be commeneded!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
geminidream :)

Charlie's Mum
06-15-2004, 06:17 PM
You've captured his expression beautifully - really well drawn too. :) :clap: :clap:

dragonlady
06-15-2004, 06:27 PM
Super drawing, I can only repeat what the other's have said - you really captured his expression well.

sundiver
06-17-2004, 06:26 AM
I started to comment on this awesome sketch days ago, but computer wouldn't co-operate. It's so expressive, and good for you for finding him and focusing in on him!

Precious Mazie
06-17-2004, 12:28 PM
sundiver...dragonlady...Charlie's Mum...geminidream...stumptailmonkey
Thank-you all. You make me blush! :o .

Helen
06-17-2004, 01:09 PM
Your drawings are amazing! Another great one.
Helen