View Full Version : a young man My Mom used to baby sit for

08-31-2011, 02:26 PM
I just worked over an old photo but this was a fun warm up. My Mother did babysit him. She said he was a quiet child but really loved it when he could command your attention.

09-01-2011, 01:34 AM
Wow John, amazing! He is an icon for sure. Did she see him after he was grown? Great painting, he was such a cool person.:):):):):):):):):):)

09-01-2011, 01:38 AM

Nope sad to say. he went hollywood and that was the last she ever heard of him.

09-01-2011, 01:45 AM
I need to learn more about him. What a gift to have known him.

09-01-2011, 02:20 AM
As a teenager at his time, I was madly in love with him:D and what a great portrait you did of my dream man Mr. James Dean, boy your mom was lucky cartuneman lol:D:D:):):)

09-01-2011, 04:03 AM
great B/W painting of a Hollywood icon... great work

09-01-2011, 07:31 AM
Wow amazing :)

09-02-2011, 10:25 AM
Cart, well done... really beautiful.

D Akey
09-02-2011, 11:40 AM
How interesting! I wonder what I would have thought of him was I around watching movies he was in when the first hit the theaters. What with the star-maker studio machine, I wonder if I would have identified with him/his characters. On some level I do now. But he's like so many stars that are beyond human, it's hard to even imagine what he would have been like before acting. . . but your mom clearly saw the personality seed sprouting. . .

Johnny Depp has that same kind of charisma, albeit with a more fantasy style to some extent. Comes with the kinds of movies being made I suppose.

Anyway, the painting is fantastic as usual. Bravo!

09-02-2011, 03:15 PM
First I'd like to say thank you to all that have enjoyed this painting. It was just a warm up but still a fun lil project.

Alexandra : thank you Sandy glad you like it.

pat1940 : Lol, Ya she was lucky I guess. She kinda led a charmed life till she 8 kids of her own lol

sabena :Thank you Sabena

gxhpainter : I love working in black and white painting I can really get into the contrast and thank you.

Lima :thank you Lima.

D Akey As always D I look forward to your comments. hummmm? I wonder if I did a portrait Johnny Depp. If I could capture his spark? hehe and ya My Mother only spoke of him just a few times. she was never one to brag ....well she did carry a big purse full of photos of us kids lol. Thank you again D

09-02-2011, 03:27 PM
This is an awesome portrait, cartoonmen, i do not know him but one can read in his face at least part of his biography.Excellent work.:)

09-02-2011, 04:05 PM
I seldom recognize actors portraits but him I do and I wasn't even a fan LOL, a GREAT painting and the likeness is terrific :):)

09-03-2011, 09:59 AM
A most excellent painting!

09-03-2011, 08:57 PM
Brilliant portrait Cartuneman and cannot wait to see more of your great works:)