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12-27-2005, 12:25 PM
Thought I'd try something alittle different... at least for me. It's been over thrity years since I've done anything like this. (other than doodles) This was done with ball point pen and rather large for me as far as doing portraits as he is life sized. But it was fun. I may have to do the other three if I can round up some pics from the same session around '69.
Thanks for lookin'.
12-27-2005, 12:52 PM
Al - this is very nice indeed! Did you do a pencil sketch underneath? Those ballpoints aren't very forgiving of mistakes!
Do Ringo next!!!!! :D Pretty Please :D:D:D:D:D:D
12-27-2005, 01:29 PM
Al....I take my hat off! this is a great portrait of him!:wink2:
12-27-2005, 02:12 PM
All I can say to this is WOW!!!!! very cool AL:)
12-27-2005, 02:54 PM
Amazing drawing Al. It is wonderful and so accurate. Ballpoint pen.....I've tried that occasionally but not seriously, more like a doodle that grew into something more. This drawing is great!
12-27-2005, 03:33 PM
Ditto on the "Wows!" You just get better and better all the time.:clap: :clap: :clap:
I've got to know, too - did you do a pencil sketch first, or did you just wing it?
12-27-2005, 05:35 PM
Hey Al ... way to go! Picked one of my favorite subjects too. You can take care of 1969 .. I'll keep on with 68. And with pen too ... no cowardice there! :)
PS - incidentally Anita ... I was thinking of doing Ringo before George.
12-28-2005, 02:36 AM
Thanks Ken, I did find the Tittenhurst photo session so I've got something to go by now. This was the last photo session of them four all together.
Anita, I used a pen for the light sketch and you're right you don't want to make any booboos. Well... I was going to do George next but I guess I can do the Ring Man. I may not get to start one for a few days for I have to get out and get some more paper. I used smooth bristol on this and it was the last piece I had. I was planing to use it up and be done with it. I really don't like working on it but now I guess I have too.
Jeanette, thanks, I guess this is a big doodle. (ha)
Annie, Roger, thanks for stoppin' by guys.
Dee as always, you're a dear. Thanks.
12-28-2005, 10:59 AM
Wonderful portrait of a Beatle Al :)
Al, that is really good! thats the best Lennon I have seen to date!
12-28-2005, 12:18 PM
Al, I love the way you've captured that look, I've never seen John Lennon smoulder so well!
(actually, I didn't know he could smoulder :D )
12-28-2005, 03:40 PM
Thanks so for the comments all. I just went out and picked up a new camera so I went from 2.1 mp to 8.0... big diff. Thought I'd throw a close up of this in a much better photo.
Again, thanks to all for the kind words.
12-28-2005, 06:45 PM
That looks great Al!
12-29-2005, 07:02 AM
It's fantastic, so expressive! :clap: :clap:
12-29-2005, 07:47 AM
Alfred Totally awesome.:clap:
It's amazing you can make out their features.Every photo ive seen of the beetles is a bit blurred or to small to make out.
You sure know how to work them ball points.:clap:
12-29-2005, 06:50 PM
Amazing! Wow! Stunning work, Al!
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