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Too Little Time, Grandpa by Skyejcb Too Little Time, Grandpa by Skyejcb
Subjects:
My father (now deceased), and my nephew.

Media:
Colored pencil & chalk pastel on light blue Strathmore pastel paper.
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liar-and-the-lighter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Wow This Is An Incredible Piece Of Art Work , The Use Of Colours And The Blends Are Fantastic,
You Are An Amazing Artist :)
xxx
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your wonderful observations. :thumbsup:
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Very lovely and expressive work, Jen, love the look of your Dad, very warm and human....your details are a delight :hug:
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I do so appreciate your comment, James. Thank you.
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somersetholmes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
:heart:
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fizzfoam Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Very sweet and touching! I love the multiple views and your background treatment. :)

Mick
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naturegirl17 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
This is truly a wonderful portrait. I got teary eyed when I saw it. Outstanding work.
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Since you're basically family, your comment means a lot to me. My dad was always your dad too.
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gothika248 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a splendid picture! The expressions are perfect and the muted colours are lovely and delicate.
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Illahie Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
That made me cry...

What are your commission rates for portraits?
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
For a piece like this, I would usually charge per face in the portrait. Each usually takes me about 8 hours to complete. However, a single-face portrait (taking 8 hours) would run about $80-100 depending on any extra information that would be desired in the portrait. The rate increases with the addition of multiple people.
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
A great portrait. You've captured a wonderful moment, and expressed a great heartfelt emotional feeling. Subtle colors speak volumes; I love the hands and your nephew's eyes, and your father's half-smirk.

One you can be proud of, Jen.
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Skyejcb Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Ash :)
It's been so long since I worked regularly with traditional mediums that I'm having to re-learn some things, including the subtle use of color. These past two portraits have reminded me what it is to use a very light hand to apply multiple layers of color and visual texture.

I hope to improve significantly this year, and have already planned out a couple of new portraits to work on over the next months.

I've been lazy far too long.
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ashigaru Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
As long as you're enjoying it, that's what counts. The ultimate goal of art is to bring happiness to the artist... everything else is secondary. Even commissions and regular commercial art aren't really for the customer, but should be for the artist first. Anything less is insincere.

You've done well with your new works you've displayed so far. I'm looking forward to seeing more of what makes you happy. :D
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