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« on: October 12, 2007 08:03:46 AM »

These have either been painted for my bloke or for the wonderful peeps in the Shop the Swap. All acrylic on canvas, varying sizes.

Bob Dylan for Mojo


Lana for Atsuko


Mia for Lasandri (there is also a triptych in progress for her too)


For my bloke Jimi Hendrix


And Ginger from The Wildhearts (his fav band, painted for his birthday on Sunday) complete with spine mic stand Cheesy


And not B&W but in the same style, Mr Tom Skeleton (it's a portrait of a skeleton I own)


Phew! It's nice to see them all in one place Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007 08:12:00 AM »

WOW!   Shocked  Very nicely done!

Do you use a stencil, grid, or just freehand??  Your Dylan & Hendrix are spot on! 

My mother paints, and sadly it is not my forte, so I have the greatest respect for painters.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007 08:16:16 AM »

AWESOME!!!  Thank you sooo much Phizzy for being so generous and offering your talents to us.  My friends were all in awe of Lana's portrait (and maybe even a tad envious).  I'm totally in love with mine.  I just can't stop admiring it.  THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007 08:22:08 AM »

Wow!  Shocked Those are wonderful!  I love the first one!  Lucky swappers!! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007 08:24:54 AM »

WOW!   Shocked  Very nicely done!

Do you use a stencil, grid, or just freehand??  Your Dylan & Hendrix are spot on! 

My mother paints, and sadly it is not my forte, so I have the greatest respect for painters.

Thank you!
Glad you're still enjoying Lana, Atsuko!

If I had a better computer with an art package these would be easier as I could adjust the photo's more. I work from a b&w photo printout and trace all the main features with pencil. Then I draw all of the different sections out, what to paint grey and what black, and then get stuck in painting!

I still have 6 or so more to finish so I'll probably update this post when they're completed. It'll be full of B&W heads! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007 08:20:51 AM »

We just did something similar in art class (but no middle values  Angry) and I never thought of using it for people yeah, sometimes I am a little slow like that. Lovely paintings  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2007 11:24:40 AM »

i love the pop art look of it
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« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2007 09:51:10 PM »

These are so neat.
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« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007 12:36:31 AM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007 10:54:35 AM »

those are so awesome!
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