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09-21-2009, 10:57 AM
Hi, I've been busy doing people's portraits in an attempt to get people to vote for us in the ABC Book Competition, so if you feel inclined, follow the link and vote!
Every day until October 4th starting now!
Thanks everyone!

Please vote!!!!!

09-21-2009, 11:00 AM
Here are some more.

09-21-2009, 11:07 AM
awesome job!:eek:

09-21-2009, 04:45 PM
Yeah these are amazing Michelle!

09-21-2009, 06:26 PM
Wow Dali, these are wonderful. They are so well painting and you did an awesome job on them. Great work.:)

09-21-2009, 08:24 PM
omg!!! fantastic!!!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

09-21-2009, 09:44 PM
It's so nice to have You back, dear friend, and what an outstandingly nice gallery of stylish portraits! (some of them are absolute marvels!)

09-22-2009, 01:49 AM
Excellent Dali!

Rob in Denver
09-22-2009, 06:50 AM
Yes, welcome back--even though we have no reference to what these people rally look like, somehow we just know you nailed each one. Excellent!

09-22-2009, 08:00 AM
Thanks guys...it's a special project I'm working on. On Facebook, whoever joins the event I posted for the contest has a chance to get a facebook portrait done by me. So I will be adding more onto this thread. I hope to be able to do about 50 portraits in a span of 2 weeks. We'll see how close I get. :)

09-22-2009, 08:44 AM
Brilliant Portraits-Bert Wishes Jo x

09-22-2009, 12:56 PM
Gorgeous portraits Dali. Best of luck for the competition... your photo looks beautiful on the competition site too. :)

09-22-2009, 01:00 PM
You've done wonders with all of these. Kudos to you and your work :)

09-23-2009, 03:19 AM
Great and demanding project Dali:)
Welcome back with your beautiful paintings!

09-23-2009, 11:01 AM
Here is another to add to the portraits.:D

09-23-2009, 11:02 AM
And thanks Juz! :o Nice of you to say so!

09-23-2009, 05:10 PM
Here's another one!

Please vote for us at


09-23-2009, 05:48 PM
Awesome portraits! Are you really doing these this quickly? Amazing. :)

09-24-2009, 05:36 AM
Hi Dali

All your paintings are great:D:D:D You are a great artist

09-24-2009, 07:51 AM
WOW they are great portraits I especially like the first little girl she looks very sweet:):)

09-24-2009, 09:25 AM
Dali your work is perfect. Beautifull and well done. :eek::eek::eek: Congratulations

09-24-2009, 10:55 AM
Thank you everyone! And yes, I am trying to do them all quickly. Some take longer than others. Like just a face takes a few hours, a full one with extra might take about 8 hours. Here's another one!

09-24-2009, 04:44 PM
Here is one of my friends who is voting for me.:D

09-25-2009, 04:35 PM
You guys better keep up! :D

09-25-2009, 08:03 PM
Here's another one!

09-26-2009, 07:45 PM
Here is another, I am just going to keep adding these to this thread, so look back often!

09-26-2009, 08:16 PM
Wow Dali i like all but the last for me is special:)

09-26-2009, 08:34 PM
Wow Dali you are so talented. These are absolutely wonderful but I do have a favourite and that is the lady you have just added. What a beautiful smile and wonderful eyes she has. You have captured really happiness in this one. Well done Dali and cannot wait to see more.:)

09-26-2009, 11:25 PM
These are quite special, Dali. I hope the subjects give you a great big thanks....

09-27-2009, 01:57 AM
Thanks Sabena, Coops, and Foxytocin. More to come, just have to pause for the weekend when my real job calls. :)

09-27-2009, 03:18 AM
Dali, as others have said, its good to see you back! Im amazed how you can create so many fine portraits so quickly. I guess when one has talent many things are possible. :cool:

09-27-2009, 11:03 AM
When you've done portraits for so long, you get used to the technique. Now give me a landscape, and it will take me several days and you'll still never get a believable piece. I think it is because I see things as shapes so easily in faces, but not in scenery. It's just colors, it's just blobs, I can't take it and turn it into a shape for the life of me, and it has to be perfect.

09-27-2009, 11:39 AM
Wow you are very talented.:):)

Just out of curiosity was any of your portraits inspired by a tv series Heroes only a couple of your portraits look like some of the characters.

09-27-2009, 07:38 PM
Yikes Dali this is bordering on a medical condition.. amazing talent.

09-27-2009, 07:53 PM
They are all spectacular! These last two are even more amazing. Brilliant.

09-29-2009, 09:43 AM
Thanks again fraser, gzairborne, and mannafig, and no, none of them were characters from Heroes, these are all the portraits of some of the friends I have on facebook.

09-29-2009, 02:00 PM
Dali, wow. Fantastic work. More...

09-30-2009, 06:08 AM
Dali, I belong to face book, , I voted on the ABC book competition, I recognized your portrait when I looked through again. I hope you do well in the competition. Great portraits, all of them.

10-03-2009, 07:39 AM
Oh really? Thanks Sandy!!! I appreciate your support!

10-03-2009, 02:26 PM
These are great portrait paintings, Dali. You are very talented and do it so fast. I really like the last one too but every portrait shows the person own character. Amazing. All the luck to your competition.:)

10-03-2009, 02:47 PM
Dali, these are wonderful. I really like your technique.:)

10-04-2009, 12:15 AM
You're going on in this gallery at light-speed and with an excellent quality, dear Michelle! I'm speechless (at least once ... ;):D) :eek::):):)

01-08-2010, 06:00 AM
Dali - somehow I missed this outstanding thread. I'll just echo all the praise given to so much great work and throw in a couple of wows (wow wow - there, that's a couple). Terrific work. :):):):):):)

01-08-2010, 06:06 AM
Wow!!! Great job!!! Congratulations!!