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March 13, 2013
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Kobi by dreerose Kobi by dreerose
Commission - he's a cute kid!

11 x 14
Graphite on Strathmore windpower power smooth

Mostly mechanical pencils - & Mars Lumograph 7 & 8B (my faves :love:)

Around 8 hrs
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bunniesrpuffy Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo cute!! I love this, you are so talented :)
dreerose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
bunniesrpuffy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
What a cutie! Great job! 
dreerose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Lon - glad you think so! :blush:
Tea-Rex Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
This is a wonderful portrayal, Dree.

I worked for many years as a studio photographer, where portraits were a steady portion of weekly craft.  Children were a particular joy to portray; they grow and change so fast that the creative challenge at the heart of each work for me was 'how to best convey this fleeting moment within a life without slipping into the trained skills of portraiture?'

I see this same approach here in your work.  This is not so much a portrait of a child as it is the personality of your subject.  What makes a wonderful portrait of a 'kid' is all about the stance and approach of the artist, whatever the medium.

Sometimes other photographers would ask for advice about photographing children.  My response would be the same each time: "The most important thing is that you must like children; absent that ingredient, stick to adults.  The other essential to good child portraiture is bringing yourself to their level.  Many photographers look down on kids with their camera from a 'big folk's' perspective.  We need to sit with a child eye to eye if we want to portray their world."

I see these essential qualities in your work, Dree, and they make me smile.

With warm regard,

dreerose Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww thank you so much Terry! what a wonderful well thought out response :) I'm glad you see that in my work - I do like portraying children I must say. I didnt take the photo myself (as this was a commission) but I was sent a few & this is the one that jumped out at me... You're certainly right about taking shots from eye level - I have messed around taking a LOT of my own kids looking for the perfect drawing reference & this is definitely the best way catch their personality :) :thumbsup:
Dsitt7 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist

Your piece has been placed in the "Traditional 6-10" category with a rating of a 7. If you would like a full critique, please note the group with a link back to this piece.

dreerose Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you
markstewart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
He certainly is. A wonderful job too, the hair is stunning.
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