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Zilpa

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on: November 15, 2012, 01:13:07 PM
This is one I did recently in memory of my dad who passed away in May. I loved doing this one. I hope you like it. Please tell me what you think. I did it with skin toned pastel pencils and soft pastels on the smooth side of pastel paper. It took me about 4 hours all up.



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Reply #1 on: November 15, 2012, 01:16:34 PM
Zilpa--I just love this.  There is such a sweetness there and how wonderful that you have this now of your father.  You must miss him very much.  Great job!! O0


Zilpa

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Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 01:21:41 PM
Thanks Lynn yes he was very much loved.


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Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 02:09:27 PM
Zilpa, I commend you for what you did here. But I cannot give you any input because I don't know that much about portraits. But I can see you are on your way. I will leave it up to our wise teachers.  Nice job O0 O0
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Reply #4 on: November 15, 2012, 03:50:13 PM
Well done ...it shows your love for him :clap:


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Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 03:54:08 PM
zilpa really well done, your  father's portrait shows what love went into it,  love it  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 05:59:26 PM
Lovely, beautiful eyes...what a precious way to honor him.


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Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 06:27:05 PM
zilpa,  I admire you very much for doing this.  It looks wonderful.  I'm sure your dad would be honored!  I would love to paint a portrait of my dad someday!  ..(and my mom)!
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Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 06:42:45 PM
Very nice rendering in pastels - brought out the character of your father - looks like he was full of fun  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 12:03:44 AM
Thank you all very much for your lovely comments. It was a great healing process.
Thank you Dennis it is good to know I am on the right track with the pastels as I only started dabbling with art about a month ago.


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Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 12:10:04 AM
Beautifully done Zilpa, I love his eyes. I see a bit of that cheeky glint I knew so well in my dad's eyes. Thank you for sharing.

I have a photo of my dad I want to draw, then you'll know where my humour comes from!  ;D


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Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 02:23:37 AM
Thanks Val, I hope you do paint the picture of your Dad I would love to see it. I am now wanting to learn framing so I can frame the picture. I am setting up an art studio and he is going to be the first on my wall.
Cheers Zilpa  :thankyou:


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Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 10:53:24 AM
You must post a photo when it's done. Good luck with the framing.  :wave:


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Reply #13 on: November 21, 2012, 03:17:23 PM
 :clap: :clap: :clap: What a precious painting.   He looks so sweet. 
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Reply #14 on: November 22, 2012, 01:08:38 PM
Wonderful, Zilpa!
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