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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Once in a while I like to share some of my artwork with y'all. It's been quite a while since I did anything in graphite, but I picked it up again this week with some moderate success, and I thought I'd share.



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Very nice, EFH. Is there a medium you haven't tried?


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Bear Bibeault wrote:Very nice, EFH. Is there a medium you haven't tried?


I'm a little shy about oil paint, what with the fumes and the cadmium and lead pigments. There are plenty of things left to try, don't worry about that!
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she looks from german origin ..? isn't she??


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I dabbled in oils long ago. Been many many years since I've tried my hand at anything artistic.
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Bear Bibeault wrote:Been many many years since I've tried my hand at anything artistic.


Anything artistic that isn't edible!
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Yes, I guess that's where I've channeled my creative capacities...
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Very very good!

Just one thing, she looks a little bit old to be a flower gírl.

Nevertheless very good! I love it when ICT people do óther things in their free time then computer related stuff.
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Nice!


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Jan de Boer wrote:
Just one thing, she looks a little bit old to be a flower gírl.


Indeed. She's actually a floral-wreath vendor at a Renaissance Fair. The title is a very weak sort of double-entendre.
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:PIC


Wow, you are truly great. Software and art....good. I can only draw stick figures and my code isnt that great either. Inspired by you.
You must be OCPA with 100% : oracle certified programmer artist

<EDIT> oh ! and keep em coming.


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Kaustubh G Sharma
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Why this beautiful girl is sad... She is a flower girl..she must be happy for it...
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What tools you used to made this art Ernest ? Is this only simple pencil or some special kind of pencil? whatever the art looks awesomely beautiful..I simply can't draw a straight line..Nice one
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Kaustubh G Sharma wrote:What tools you used to made this art Ernest ? Is this only simple pencil or some special kind of pencil?


Thanks. I used wooden artist's pencils, which are similar to best-quality office pencils, except they come in different hardnesses. If you look at an office pencil, it'll almost certainly have "HB" written on it. An HB pencil is a pencil of average hardness, and so it creates lines of average density. Pencils range all the way from 8H (very hard, which makes virtually invisible lines) down to 8B (very soft, which makes heavy, black lines like a Sharpie). For this portrait I used five grades: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, and 8B.

There's also special paper (heavy weight, acid-free, no watermark, very even texture) and special erasers (actually I use blue "poster putty" like Blu-Tak for this).
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Okay EFH, you motivated me to look through my closet (easy) and then figure out how to post an image (hard):

Here's an Android-quality picture of an oil painting I did at a painting workshop I once took on the Big Island. The workshop was held by a friend of mine, Robert Venosa, who's a pretty darned good painter.

(I got the model out of the United Airlines flight mag )




(hosted on flickr)

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Nice! Her eyes are very alive.
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Once in a while I like to share some of my artwork with y'all. It's been quite a while since I did anything in graphite, but I picked it up again this week with some moderate success, and I thought I'd share.





Wow, you are really talented!!!


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Bert Bates wrote:Okay EFH, you motivated me to look through my closet (easy) and then figure out how to post an image (hard):

Here's an Android-quality picture of an oil painting I did at a painting workshop I once took on the Big Island. The workshop was held by a friend of mine, Robert Venosa, who's a pretty darned good painter.

(I got the model out of the United Airlines flight mag )




(hosted on flickr)


She looks alike Meg Ryan to me
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:Once in a while I like to share some of my artwork with y'all. It's been quite a while since I did anything in graphite, but I picked it up again this week with some moderate success, and I thought I'd share.




very nice
 
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