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cyril

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on: May 01, 2017, 01:23:52 AM

Some of my free hand  portrait studies done for fun! , 

This Live  portrait  is of my dad dozing  :)  he is on his recovery path  ( thanks all for your prayers).

hope you enjoy seeng these drawings!. any comments are welcome



Below done from study of Old Masters sketches.


done from some photos.


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Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 02:48:35 AM
Cyril, I love the fact you draw real people, not just idealized beauties. You have captured something of the character and mood of each person. I particularly like the portrait of your father.


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Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 07:56:02 AM
Cyril.

I love these portrait sketches.  The one of your dad is so very special.  I hope he continues to improve.  He must be so proud of your artwork.

You did a great job of the woman in colored pencil.  Great blending.  She looks so real.

You've inspired me to try some portrait sketches today.


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Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 11:25:51 AM
These are all so well done Cyril.  O0    So wonderful you have your dad there to sketch, very special times.  :smitten:
Cheers, Val

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Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 01:36:59 PM
Your fathers sketch is so touching Cyril. The other sketches also make me feel I have to take out my graphites again :smiley6600:
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Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 10:01:29 AM
 :thankyou: so much for your comments  Linley , Mea , Val and Gita. 

Due to busy work schedule  , I get very less time to paint however I do have my sketchbook to practise all the techniques learnt so far  :)...


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Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 06:22:30 PM
Cyril--I am really drawn to the portrait of your father.  Not only great proportion but you captured his mood.  Love the way that you made the face so much more important than the body but you still give us enough of the gesture that helps us know him. 


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Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 08:10:28 PM
 :thankyou: Lynn for your comments.


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Reply #8 on: May 06, 2017, 02:32:19 PM
Cyril, this type of sketching is really improving your art  :clap: :clap: :clap: You are busy building the strongest foundation there is to art.  O0 Keep it up. I did a tremendous amount of sketching from life and en plein air when I was younger. Hand and eye co-ordination is of utmost importance. Way to go :clap:
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Reply #9 on: May 09, 2017, 03:43:51 PM
 :thankyou: Dennis ..... I love sketching ...  Believe it or not I even practise sketching  on the  newspaper (  :2funny:).


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Reply #10 on: May 09, 2017, 04:48:57 PM
Paper is Paper  ;)
Actually, I know a few artists who practice first with pastels on newspaper before painting the final on more expensive paper.
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Reply #11 on: May 14, 2017, 07:51:29 AM
 :thankyou: Dennis for this tip.


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Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 10:44:41 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Cyril your work is beautiful.   Patricia
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Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 07:30:56 AM
Great sketches Cyril.... I doodle/sketch on the newspaper as well :2funny:
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