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Nika
04-10-2011, 10:57 AM
Hi all! Here's another portrait of an old woman :)

barnburner
04-10-2011, 11:15 AM
Nika, this is superb and very powerful!
A lifetime of living is revealed in her face and in her eyes..
Incredible job! :):)

MacPix
04-10-2011, 12:51 PM
Wow, what a fantastic portrait! Her eyes tell the story!:):):)

HarlequiNQB
04-10-2011, 02:32 PM
That's wonderful. She has a lot of character, and your style just adds more to it.

Albert
04-10-2011, 02:36 PM
excellent.............

AT-TA
04-10-2011, 02:41 PM
Beautiful portrait of such a sweet babushka Nika. It seems, whatever she was doing in her life, that she has found her own contentment and happiness in it as well.

Noogins
04-10-2011, 02:43 PM
This is great! You really captured her personality. She has a twinkle in her eyes.

MSIE
04-10-2011, 09:46 PM
what an awesome portrait, Nika!
I love her smile :)

Muir Dragonne
04-10-2011, 11:11 PM
Such a sweet looking grandmother! :)

Null
04-10-2011, 11:15 PM
Молодец, очень светлый образ получился)

Jasminek
04-10-2011, 11:49 PM
Simply stunning portrait. Love the knowing eyes most.:)

justjean
04-11-2011, 12:40 AM
Beautiful :)

Nika
04-11-2011, 02:27 AM
Barnburner, MacPix, HarlequiNQB, Albert, AT-TA, Noogins, MSIE, Muir Dragonne, Null, Jasminek, justjean: thank you very much for your kind comments :):):)

pat1940
04-11-2011, 03:52 AM
Niki, you have a wonderful talent there, the eyes and expression tell it all;);):):):):):):)

gxhpainter2
04-11-2011, 05:20 AM
Nika - such great draftsmanship in the portrait, someone who we all would love to have in our lives...I love the simplicity of the tone and color.:):):):):)

coops
04-11-2011, 07:20 AM
What a wise and beautiful face she has Nika. I just know by looking at her that she is soooooooooo very kind. Well done:)

Saphire
04-11-2011, 11:29 AM
A beautiful character study. Brilliant.

screenpainter
04-11-2011, 12:15 PM
beautiful sketch Nika.

Alexandra
04-11-2011, 02:00 PM
Beautiful Nika. I love her expression. Excellent work.

Nika
04-12-2011, 08:02 AM
pat1940, gxhpainter, Katie, Saphire, Albert, Alexandra: thanks a lot :):):)

Lima
04-12-2011, 11:13 AM
Nika, beautiful as ever. Your talent to paint these images is fantastic. Congratulations.

waheednasir
04-12-2011, 05:50 PM
expressive work. well done..:).

Mike Severoff
04-12-2011, 08:41 PM
super, I really like!

Caesar
04-12-2011, 10:32 PM
Great drawing! Her expression tells clearly how much better than us they learned to face and enjoy life!

Nika
04-14-2011, 05:23 AM
Oriane, Waheed, Mike, Caesar: thank you very much :):):)

artroland
04-14-2011, 05:36 AM
Very nice! I love the sense of fullness her face has. Very well done.

ScottF
04-14-2011, 06:06 AM
Everyone´s said all that needs said, Nika. A very fine character study! It brings to mind the Kate Bush song "Babushka."

Nika
04-14-2011, 06:42 AM
Artroland, Scott: thanks a lot.:):):)
I haven't heard the song :confused:

J Witt
04-14-2011, 07:29 AM
The strokes really bring it to life.

Rowena
04-14-2011, 07:41 AM
Wonderful characterization with your pencil strokes!

jibes
04-14-2011, 05:36 PM
So well done!! Your very good at this!!

D Akey
04-14-2011, 07:22 PM
In keeping with your theme of women and power, at this stage of life, the power is in sweetness. . . hopefully, hahaha. In which case you would have 'The Hag'. This lady seems the opposite and most sweet.

Old world grandmotherly, and that carries a specific power of its own.

Nice drawing.

The babushka is the scarf, right? Or are all such women called that as a group?

Nika
04-15-2011, 06:51 AM
J Witt, Rowena, jibes, D Akey: thanks a lot :):):)

D Akey, babushka is a scarf (the lady in the picture is wearing it) but we don't call it "babushka". It's called "platok" (платок) or "kosynka" (косынка) (kerchief). Babushka also means granny. But we often call old women "babushkas" (бабушки). If you're interested to know more about babushkas I can offer a short article (I also like the first comment below it):
http://www.waytorussia.net/WhatIsRussia/Women/Babushkas.html

damasocl
04-15-2011, 09:45 AM
As usual, as always, Nika has given us a work of art.
This portrait is very beautiful, and technically very well done.

Como de costumbre, como siempre, Nika nos ha regalado una obra de arte.
Este retrato es muy bello, y técnicamente muy bien realizado.

Nika
04-17-2011, 07:55 AM
Damaso, thanks a lot :):):)