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01-25-2013, 03:25 PM
In this portrait I wanted to contrast the rugged guy with the soft translucent cigarette smoke. First time I've depicted smoke. Wanted to show him sighing out the smoke along with the cigarette creating its own smoke. Done on my ipad with the watercolor brush and airbrush mostly.

01-25-2013, 03:53 PM
Smashing. More:D

D Akey
01-25-2013, 04:06 PM
I quit 14 years ago. . .hard to imagine how time flies. . .

Anyway to the painting, the rugged, you got beautifully. I'd even say it's a great depiction of someone like this. Good job!

01-25-2013, 04:10 PM
Thanks guys!

i quit 30 years ago and, though I hate to admit it, there are times when I still want one!

01-25-2013, 05:10 PM
What a great chunky painting!

01-26-2013, 04:07 AM
Hang. On Lindae. As after 50 years. You don' t. Give em. A thought. :D:cool::cool:

Marilyn Anne
01-26-2013, 07:37 AM
Amazing use of watercolor . I am impressed with how you did this. Very effective and accurate.

01-26-2013, 02:20 PM
Excellent effect, smoke is hard to paint!! Impressive portrait and the face just tells the story of rough times......well done

Mairzie Dotes
01-26-2013, 02:46 PM
"El Cigarrilo" is an engrossing portrait of a rugged, unpretentious
chap who has seen his share of life and has many stories to tell.
A captivating personality and excellent art work! :D

01-26-2013, 04:48 PM
Thank you all so much! You are so encouraging and kind. What a great online community this is...I feel lucky to have found you all! L

01-28-2013, 02:09 AM
I keep coming back time after time to view this one, there is something so compelling about it also it is so very well painted.:)

01-28-2013, 03:51 AM
Hi Coops,
i live in an area that has a lot of chicken farms and chicken processing plants. This guy isn't from here, but he reminds meof some of these workers. It's a difficult life for low wages for these folk and it shows on their faces.

Thanks for the comment!

01-28-2013, 04:15 AM
very impressive. love the style of this. Really like how you used the watercolor strokes as a texture.

01-28-2013, 06:43 AM
Wonderful texture and strokes , great painting

01-28-2013, 07:10 AM
what a great painting , I love the character in this mans face, and the style you worked it with really adds to that feeling, a man you would want to get to know. great work and welcome to this forum.

01-28-2013, 12:06 PM
As compelling a portrait as I've seen in quite awhile. The lines are crisp and strong while remaining subtle enough to nowhere overpower the portrayed personality. The colors are eyewateringly wonderful and harmoniously well chosen. This is one for the wall and the ages.