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lady-j
09-24-2007, 12:31 AM
Hi everyone!

This is a stippling I made from a picture taken of my grandparents back in the 40's. Their 50th anniversary is a little over a week away......and I wanted to post this for any comments or suggestions for improvement before I have it framed. Thanks :)

Jess

lady-j
09-24-2007, 12:32 AM
Sorry...there is a glare from the flash on the left side!

Jess

Ranger Dan
09-24-2007, 02:30 AM
I would suggest frame it! They are going to love it, I'm sure.

DSPIT
09-24-2007, 11:18 AM
I agree with Dan, no crits, whip at that frame and git er done. super nice.

MonicaB
09-24-2007, 11:29 AM
Jess, this is fantastic! They are going to love it -- watch for tears on this one. :D

susnfx
09-24-2007, 11:50 AM
Absolutely beautiful--the folds of the clothing appear so soft. Wonderful! How big is this, Jess?

Susan

lady-j
09-24-2007, 01:25 PM
Thanks so much everyone! :) Susan....it is 11x14. Now I just have to decide what kind of frame to put it in.

Jess

sassybird
09-25-2007, 01:19 PM
Jess, this is beautiful. I want to do a portrait of my parents back then too, but have been unable to decide what pose to use. Your grandparents are going to love this, and yes watch out for the water works:)

lady-j
09-27-2007, 04:07 PM
Thanks so much sassybird! (I like that name....fun to say :) ) I'm having it framed tomorrow and I'll be giving it to them next week. Hope they don't mind how big it ended up being with the matt and frame!

Jess

valchina612
09-28-2007, 04:59 AM
OMG Jess, this is absolutely beautiful. Your Grandparents are going to love it to bits. I'd just love to be there when they open it. :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

dolors
09-29-2007, 03:39 AM
What a wonderful present! They will love it. I like how did you draw the different textures and tones. Very well done!.

tvandeb
09-29-2007, 01:01 PM
Thsi very beautiful; I love old portraits that are drawn; this is very nice!!!!:clap: :clap:

elaine321
09-29-2007, 07:12 PM
There definately is nothing to critisize!! this is perfect. It really captures the love between them and I am sure that this will be the best present they have ever recieved!!
I would love to see some close ups so we can see the technique that you have used to do their hair. it is perfect.

mudslinger
09-29-2007, 07:58 PM
yeah, there's gonna be some crying and hugging when they get this...very nice! well done! :thumbsup: