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jbyrjbyr1
12-03-2010, 04:42 PM
It's been a while--too long, in fact--since I've been able to post (the joys of self-employment). I do try to stop in and enjoy the wonderful works here, even if time won't allow me to comment as often as I'd like.

I wanted to try a monochromatic crayon portrait this time and the fetching Liv Tyler (the lovely elven lass from the Lord of the Rings movies) seemed a likely candidate. While I'm generally pleased with the face, capturing hair still is a challenge for me...ah well, one of these days...

Crayon and knife only on multiple layers.

I hope you enjoy; C&C always welcome.

jb

barnburner
12-03-2010, 05:00 PM
Outstanding.... Really fine job on her lips and eyes...
Well done! :)

shechat
12-03-2010, 08:31 PM
Wow! jb fantastic work

Caesar
12-03-2010, 11:02 PM
Marvellous. You gave her an even more incisive expression than the ones she used to have in the movie ... As for the hair, I remember Misterpaint had at least a good tutorial thereabout, maybe a video too on his Italian Artrage site if You don't find it ...:rolleyes:

Jasminek
12-04-2010, 01:55 AM
Fantasticly done, especially the eyes, look alive!;):)

jonwood
12-04-2010, 06:23 AM
Great portrait....

coops
12-04-2010, 07:36 AM
Brilliant painting:)

eighty+
12-04-2010, 09:47 AM
yes a good portrait she looks natural and alive we seem to see too many babydoll one's lately thanks i've taken a photo so i can pratice as it must be good to work at a close up :D:D:D:D:D:D:D---E/S

:eek: if you see me bouncing along on my head you know why :eek:

eighty+
12-05-2010, 04:41 AM
hi jby 1 i can say I enjoyed it :D even If I made a pigs ear of it

I think i'd be better with Picasso that way wounldn't worry where the eye's and lips are as my trouble is no planning just bash it on then sort out afterwards regards E+ :D:D:D:D:D:D:D---E/S

ScottF
12-05-2010, 05:53 AM
A great portrait, jbyr! Good to see you back!

mannafig
12-06-2010, 03:55 AM
Simply stunning:):)

kenmo
12-06-2010, 04:08 AM
Great work...!!!

jbyrjbyr1
12-06-2010, 05:52 PM
Thank you all so very much for the kind words; supportive and encouraging comments from the talented (and exceptionally nice) folks here are enough to make a guy smile (and blush a bit). Seriously, I've learned a great deal from everyone on this fine forum by studying your posts and comments (when time, always in short supply, permots) as well as the instructive thoughts, ideas and suggestions you've been generous to share on my own efforts; I thank you, one and all.