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Sat Feb 8, 2020, 02:29 PM

A drawing of my son when he was 14 years old

He was drawing quietly so I took advantage of his stillness to draw this portrait. It was around 1985.





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Reply A drawing of my son when he was 14 years old (Original post)
lunatica Feb 8 OP
Liberal Jesus Freak Feb 8 #1
appalachiablue Feb 8 #2
Karadeniz Feb 8 #3
lunatica Feb 8 #4
evilhime Feb 8 #5
lunatica Feb 8 #7
wendyb-NC Feb 8 #6
lunatica Feb 8 #8
femmedem Feb 8 #9
lunatica Feb 8 #10
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lunatica Feb 11 #11
GreenPartyVoter Feb 12 #12
lunatica Feb 12 #13

Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 02:35 PM

1. I love this!

You are a very gifted artist 👩‍🎨

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 02:39 PM

2. A wonderful, sensitive portrait. Thanks.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 03:50 PM

3. I hope this is hanging in your home...again, you've captured mood!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 04:16 PM

4. Yes, it is hanging in my home.

I live alone and donít use the dining room so Iíve converted it into my studio. I use the table as my work table pushed up against the wall to make space for the easel. All my drawings are on the walls.

Thanks,

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 04:48 PM

5. You are so incredibly talented!!!

Do you or have you ever had a showing???

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Response to evilhime (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:05 PM

7. I've entered some of my art in showings

but never one of my own. Iíve been commissioned a few times. But I donít pursue it anymore. Too many bad experiences. Now that Iím retired Iím quite happy just doing my art just for artís sake.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:05 PM

6. What a beautiful drawing

It's amazing. He is a beautiful young man. You capture the depth of his focus on what he is drawing. His whole being is actively engaged in his art, and he radiates a meditative peace.

Thank you, for sharing your amazing art, lunatica.

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Response to wendyb-NC (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 05:10 PM

8. Yes, he was definitely in the zone

It was the perfect time to draw his portrait because he was very still and completely unaware of himself.

Itís not the same when you draw in figure drawing groups with a live model. Because their poses are so long, and there is silence, they tend to look very detached.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 10:39 PM

9. I've been waiting for you to post this.

It's as beautiful as I imagined.

It must have been a special moment, both of you drawing. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Response to femmedem (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 8, 2020, 11:05 PM

10. I'm very happy that I did this portrait

It hadnít occurred to me to post it but when you suggested it I ended up deciding to do it. So thank you.

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Tue Feb 11, 2020, 01:26 PM

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Response to lunatica (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:26 PM

12. Beautiful! If I ever manage to do credible portraits, I have some photos of my boys

and my cats I would like to try.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:40 PM

13. Well my advice is to just do it

In art practice and learning from your mistakes is the best way to learn. Itís actually guaranteed that youíll get better and better.

Even Ansel Adams said that for every good photo he took he threw away dozens that didnít work.

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