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skallagrig
03-07-2007, 10:12 AM
hi folks , :wave:

i haven't posted in ages but thought you folks might llike a peek at my latest.

Not my choice of pose but the client i 'spose has the last say :rolleyes:

unison pastels on sennelier pastel card 40 x 50 cms

x posted in portraiture

Mary Brigid
03-07-2007, 11:16 AM
carolyn this is stunning. I like the way the lower part is left just sketched in. Makes one really look at the face and see the personality that you have captured so well
Mary Brigid

Bnsmalkin
03-07-2007, 11:44 AM
All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Lisa M
03-07-2007, 11:52 AM
Ditto on the wow--without my glasses on (my sight isn't that bad:lol: ) it looks like a photograph. Your client couldn't dream of anything better.

DebbieGS
03-07-2007, 11:54 AM
Beautifully done!

Kathryn Day
03-07-2007, 12:31 PM
Great portrait! Love the smile.

Macy
03-07-2007, 01:10 PM
your portrait is stunning! Can you give us a demo?

Donna T
03-07-2007, 01:18 PM
Amazing...I am speechless!!!

Donna T

skallagrig
03-07-2007, 01:34 PM
Thanks folks , glad you like it, gives me the umpff to get on with the next one............his sister :rolleyes:

Macy, i'll see if i can do some wip shots with a few words if you are sure it won't be tooooooo boring, won't be for a couple of weeks though, going on my happy holidays tomorrow :clap: :clap: :clap:

NothingButPencils
03-07-2007, 01:50 PM
Fantastic! Great hair too.
-RB

Doodlebug1967
03-07-2007, 01:53 PM
Stunning portrait. I went to your website. You have massive talent and think you are underpaid for what you produce! Wow. Wow.

Ronda

skallagrig
03-07-2007, 05:19 PM
RB , thankyou

Ronda, thankyou this is part of a three graphite and two pastel order, do you mind if i show her your post and do you think she will mind if i double my fees :rolleyes: :D

Sunflwr1
03-07-2007, 09:45 PM
Fabulous! Too bad you don't post more often.

Tich
03-27-2007, 10:45 PM
Terrific portrait. Just enough left out to make it interesting.

Ta Ta Tich

PatrickHedges
03-27-2007, 11:41 PM
That's just rediculously good

Doodlebug1967
03-28-2007, 11:00 AM
skallagrig...show her my post by all means. I'd just start charging more on the next commissions, unless you are happy with what you are getting and it brings a larger volume of work with your prices. Don't overcharge to the point you get no work. I don't charge near what you do, but still make a decent amount (on much lesser talent). I just only get the commissions around Christmas. Nothing much during the rest of the year.

bnoonan
03-28-2007, 11:03 AM
This painting is magnificent. It's even better than any photograph and I agree your talent is stupendous!!! I don't even want to know what you are charging - but I am going to recommend you look at other portrait painters and make sure it's a fair price. They should be paying a lot for this type of work.

Now back to the painting... I like the pose and especially like the train!!! I keep having to check it out and see what it is your do to make it look so 3 dimensional. Wow!!!

Barb

lilbelle
03-28-2007, 12:20 PM
Wow!!! This is fantastic! Love the shirt and the hair and the pose and.......everything! Well done.
Lillian

Chosen1
03-28-2007, 01:04 PM
Whoa...that is STUNNING. Nice work!

skallagrig
03-29-2007, 03:07 AM
Back from my hols! NZ is a wonderful place, i'm very envious of anyone who lives there!

Thank you for all the lovely comments and the advice on pricing, one of the most difficult things i find after presenting the finished painting.

Actually doing the portraits are the easiest bit, the marketing and selling yourself are a nightmare! :eek:

Constellation
03-29-2007, 09:29 AM
Very very nice! Donna Roth

karenelkan
03-29-2007, 07:43 PM
Very good portrait!

bruce johnson
03-29-2007, 07:49 PM
Excellent portrait Skallagrig... very well drawn and beautifuly rendered.. I don't mind the pose at all.. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup: