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03-07-2009, 11:48 PM
Just stopping by to share a portrait I completed recently of my Uncle Steve, pastel pencils 11x14inches. Thanks for looking, comments always appreciated :)
03-08-2009, 06:42 AM
Uff! it's a very realistic portrait. The expression is very well done. I think your uncle will be happy.
03-08-2009, 06:56 AM
I've visited your web, and you have very very goods jobs. I like the style that you get in your portraits. I've added your web to my blog.
03-08-2009, 07:18 AM
Your portrait is lovely. I like how you've done the denim shirt as well. Have you trained as an illustrator? Your work always has such a beautifully precise illustrative feel to it.
03-08-2009, 10:59 AM
:eek: Holy cow!! This is wonderful!!
03-08-2009, 12:49 PM
03-08-2009, 12:56 PM
Hi. fabulous detail. i love his eyes and smile:) lynne
03-08-2009, 01:29 PM
What a great resource you had to work with and what a wonderful job you did of it. I am sure he is thrilled this warm sunny face indicates that he is someone who would appreciate your efforts. :thumbsup:
Cheers, Dianna :cat:
03-08-2009, 02:45 PM
03-08-2009, 02:45 PM
Nice detail on this piece. You've captured a great smile! I bet he'll love it.
03-08-2009, 07:36 PM
EGonzalez - Thanks for your comments, taking a look at my website, and also thanks for adding my web to your blog :)
Pam - Thank you very much. No I have had no training, completely self taught - at home here amongst my 3 young children (now aged 8, 4 and 14months). I use to work in the art department for a magazine for many years before my children came along and all my creativeness went into my job. I needed that creative outlet here at home so I took up painting - and today I'd be lost without my art time. Thank you!
Paula, fingy, pastelyn, Tanja and Barb - Thanks for taking the time to comment :)
Diana - Thank you for your comments. Yes he liked his portrait thankfully. Dad asked me to paint him and they recently gave it to him as a gift. I remember a time when my Dad would frown down upon my painting, telling me it was a waste of time. These comments use to make a rage burn inside of me and make me want to paint more. These days my Dad is proud of me and my efforts - it is much different now. I guess I did show him what I could be - but I wonder was that his intentions? Thank you!
03-08-2009, 07:44 PM
Holly - This is fabulous! Steve's personality just sparkles.
03-09-2009, 04:28 PM
:thumbsup: ... always a real pleasure to view your work ... :)
03-09-2009, 05:51 PM
Wow Holly, beautiful work and a wonderful face to work with. Love seeing your work and look forward to more.
03-09-2009, 07:00 PM
Thank you for your comments binkie, violet and Susan :)
03-09-2009, 09:15 PM
Great job on this... what paper? Im just wondering how you get it so smooth?
03-11-2009, 02:08 AM
maw-t - I always use canson mi tientes, smoothside. It has minimal tooth but it works well for me. I apply my pastels lightly always rubbing in my first layers and gradually building up.
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