View Full Version : WDESept29 Bearded Man

09-30-2007, 05:32 PM
A quickie this week (like 2 hours isn't already a quickie :lol: ).

I have been so busy on the weekends I haven't been able to do a WDE for a few weeks....so...this weekend I promised myself I would do something...no matter what !

This was about an hour and a bit...pastel pencil and some cheap pastels, on Kraft paper, about 9 X 12.

Really struggled with the beard..

Off to see your work now !

K :)

09-30-2007, 05:34 PM
Nice - especially if it is under 2 hours! It reminds me of the ancient mariner!

09-30-2007, 05:42 PM
Very very nice!!! Love his ruddy cheeks!! His skin is great!!! So quick, too!!!!

09-30-2007, 05:44 PM
He also reminded me of an old seaman. You're struggle doesn't show Kate. He has great character and I love the beard and sense of mood.:thumbsup: :thumbsup:


09-30-2007, 05:52 PM
Good "warm" portrait!:)

09-30-2007, 06:20 PM
You've got some wonderful detail--his beard, his nose, etc. I like his warm, cozy look.


09-30-2007, 06:22 PM
Well worth the effort. Wonderful, rich, deep colors and marvelous work on the features, especially the eyes!

09-30-2007, 06:23 PM
I agree it looks like a boat captain of yesteryear! loads of character.

09-30-2007, 06:31 PM
hey, cuz........... missed you!!!.... if i could spell "Renaissance" man ... that's what i'd call him... kewl... kind of a Rembrandt cap... where you been???? you ok?? you PAINT ok.... :wave: non
went back... NOW i see the seaman!!! and the ruddiness... yes!! you just made his mustache too smooth... would be WAY curlier... trust me, i know these things.... yr cuz

09-30-2007, 07:05 PM
Great portrait K!! Really does look like a jolly old salt! Well done!:clap: :clap:

09-30-2007, 08:28 PM
He looks like a fisherman to me too :)

09-30-2007, 09:23 PM
Thanks all...I really miss the WDE's when I get to busy to join in. Glad I could participate this week.

K :)

09-30-2007, 09:50 PM
fantastic piece, especially for size and speed!!!!

09-30-2007, 09:59 PM
Nicely done, from one who also tried this image. I love the depth and mood you created with your background. You've got so much color, yet its not garish. You also kept him old looking (he lost years with my handling) and you made him very interesting to look at -- really nice portrait!

09-30-2007, 11:02 PM
What a glow you've captured in his face!! It looks like he's looking down into candle light! Nice effect. His skin is so rosey, like he just came in from the cold. Beautiful portrait!! :clap:

Blue Mood
10-01-2007, 02:41 AM
Keep up the good work :)

10-01-2007, 04:50 AM
Beautiful work!

10-01-2007, 05:38 AM
Beautiful portrait, nice healthy rosy cheek.

Cheryl T.
10-01-2007, 12:34 PM
It doesn't look as though you struggled on any part of this. You obviously succeeded.

10-01-2007, 01:20 PM
wonderful job on the portrait (and the beard is terrific)

10-01-2007, 04:07 PM
You may feel you've struggled with the beard, but it looks great. His face is warm - is he looking down at his grandson?

10-01-2007, 05:42 PM
Very nice, and the beard is excellent!

10-01-2007, 07:58 PM
:clap: :clap: :wave: love the warm glow on his face, and so expressive!!! tyree

10-03-2007, 09:42 AM
beard looks great and love the rosy cheeks...

10-03-2007, 07:37 PM
Wow - this is great - love the BG and the skintones and the hair and all of it!!!