The Sad Man Down the Block


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Title     The Sad Man Down the Block
Artist     terridavidson/Terri (9,177) Send mail to this user
Portfolio     Colored-Pencil Works
Subject     Portraiture
Style     Painterly
Media     Paper
Pencil
Content advisory     G (general audiences)
Submitted     May 21, 2012 4:46:53 PM CDT
Views     264
Rating     6 Thumb-up

Colored-pencil painting on paper. Thanks for the look and any reactions!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up Thumb-up    from ricks/Rick (9,655) Send mail to this user on May 28, 2012 3:18:05 AM CDT (1) Early critique

This one is my favorite of your recent very strong work. The way the green background continues into his face seems more than just reflected light. It seems to create motion and life. His face is the anchor in the midst of a transient world. The glints on the lower lids re-enforce the sadness of the mouth. I really like the palette, and your color blending skills are growing amazingly. Thanks.

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From terridavidson/Terri (9,177) Send mail to this user on May 28, 2012 8:28:36 AM CDT

Rick, thank you so much for the very kind words; they're so appreciated; I'm in avid pursuit of growth. As you'll see, I just reviewed your newest piece and was agog at how much I loved it! Thanks again! -Terri

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Thumb-up    from donschaeffer/Don (1,270) Send mail to this user on May 24, 2012 8:41:25 AM CDT (2) Early critique

This is a very strange portrait. I think the style is unique and original. It is not pleasant to look at but it does seem to capture some essence in the face. I would add some dynamic in the background so it isn't so sparce.

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From terridavidson/Terri (9,177) Send mail to this user on May 25, 2012 9:22:17 AM CDT

Thanks so much, Don!

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Thumb-up Thumb-up    from isaiah56/Valery (3,071) Send mail to this user on May 24, 2012 12:31:01 AM CDT (1) Early critique

I am not sure about reading the title through the face you creatged. It is a tired gentleman somehow resembling more a Picasso portrait, though slightly more realistic

through the shades of his eyes he radiates wary mood, not exactly sadness, imho.

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From terridavidson/Terri (9,177) Send mail to this user on May 25, 2012 9:21:54 AM CDT

Thank you, Valery!

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Non-conforming thumb-up Non-conforming thumb-up    from tutmos/Ali (1,811) Send mail to this user on May 22, 2012 1:15:16 PM CDT

face is nice but forehead is not good looking between green yellow color tones very good for background

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From terridavidson/Terri (9,177) Send mail to this user on May 23, 2012 10:56:40 AM CDT

Thank you, Ali!

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