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Old 02-03-2013, 06:00 PM
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

It is always hard to lose someone, but this will certainly keep him alive in your eyes and heart. He looks like a good man with inner beauty. Just beautiful work. The skin tones are great. Some really good sharing points here as well.
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My deepest sympathy on the loss of your brother. Loving thoughts are with you as you deal with this. What a great tribute. I am sure your family will treasure this portrait. It is so good.
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Wow!! Exceptional work!!
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton - Finished???

A big thank you to everybody for looking and especially for the nice comments and encouraging words of sympathy. This has been a work of love and it has given me solace to be able to work on it and to try to do the best I possibly could. You all helped me a lot.

My SIL in Holland has only been able to see the progress on Skype but she is thrilled to know that I have been able to capture the essence of my brother's spirit in this portrait. This portrait will eventually end up on her livingroom wall, once I get it to her.

I have scanned the portrait and it is so big that it barely fits the scanner, so to give you an idea of the final version, I also tried to take a photograph and I will attempt to post them here.



Thanks for looking and your help,
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

clasje, just simply mighty fine for sure.
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

Amazing job! You are very talented indeed!
I admire your strength in attempting this piece! Your love for your brother is apparent. I have experienced a recent dear loss and am so devastated and cannot imagine attempting such a project! Blessings to you.
Great job!
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

Very nicely done Clasje! Looking forward to seeing more of your work in the future! I am sure your SIL will love this portrait!
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

congratulations on achieving such a fantastic portrait. And having the strength to do so. This will be treasured in the family for many years I'm sure.

I hope you will share more of your works with us and look forward to seeing what you work on next.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

I am so sorry for the loss of your brother-my sympathies to you and your family.

You have a done an amazing job with this portrait; the skin tone is glowing and his blue eyes are beautiful and so piercing! Lovely work, it will no doubt be treasured deeply.

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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

Wow! This is really amazing, I usually post in Drawing and Sketching but am wanting to expand into colored pencils maybe. This is really a level to strive for! Excellent work! So sorry about a rough year and your loss.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:32 AM
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

Condolences for your loss. A lovely tribute and very therapeutic for you. A quiet time for you to deal with your loss. This will become a family treasure.
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

His expression must have been very difficult to duplicate, You did a great job on this. The love shows.
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Re: A tribute to my brother Ton

I am so sorry for your loss of your brother. You did a terrific job on his portrait. You captured his likeness and expression perfectly. I like that you gave him a blue shirt because it really makes those amazing blue eyes pop.
This will mean so much to your sister-in-law.
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