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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 :)
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dreerose Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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bunniesrpuffy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
What a cutie! Great job! 
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dreerose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Lon - glad you think so! :blush:
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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,

Terry
 
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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:
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Dsitt7 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Hello,

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.


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