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: WIP this is going to take time


just
01-28-2016, 02:54 PM
I am not steady anymore. The tremors are back worse than before the surgery.

dickhutchings
01-28-2016, 03:41 PM
Hope you get them under control somehow. This looks like a good start to me. I have no idea what the finished drawing is supposed to look like. Is it from a photo?

just
01-28-2016, 04:26 PM
Yes it's a photo of my daughter at age 1 holding my hat on her head. This is probably one of my last drawings. There is no getting the tremors under control. Parkinson's is a degenerative disease. It only gets worse.

dickhutchings
01-28-2016, 04:55 PM
Sorry to hear that Just. Have you tried going digital? I don't know if that would work but I know it's a lot easier to erase:-)

just
01-28-2016, 05:06 PM
Digital is not for me.

just
01-28-2016, 05:10 PM
This is going to come out great. It's just going to take a lot of time. I'm able to erase easily enough.

Asancta
01-28-2016, 07:47 PM
You're getting there.Don't rush and I see will be a great drawing.

Susan Mulno
01-29-2016, 09:30 AM
It is looking great so far.

Sorry to hear about the return of your tremors. :unhappy:

Good for you to persevere! :vs-kiss:

just
01-29-2016, 02:57 PM
Today's installment

Asancta
01-29-2016, 06:45 PM
Looks good so far :D

TerryCurley
01-30-2016, 12:02 PM
I hope this isn't your last drawing, and I'm so sorry your tremors have returned even worse.

I can see how you are holding the hat and her face starting to develop. This is going to be a fantastic drawing I'm sure.

just
01-30-2016, 02:13 PM
I hope this isn't your last drawing, and I'm so sorry your tremors have returned even worse.

I can see how you are holding the hat and her face starting to develop. This is going to be a fantastic drawing I'm sure.

I am not holding the hat. She is.

just
01-31-2016, 01:15 PM
A little more

just
02-02-2016, 03:00 PM
Today's installation

dickhutchings
02-02-2016, 03:11 PM
I've got time to wait, at least I hope I do:vs_worry::biggrin: Something to look forward to each day.:vs_coffee:

just
02-03-2016, 12:41 PM
A little finer detail added

Jeff
02-03-2016, 02:30 PM
keep at it man. Your work is still unique and all your own.. kudos.

just
02-05-2016, 08:36 PM
This is on a 18 x 24.

just
02-08-2016, 02:50 PM
I am going slowly.

just
02-08-2016, 04:03 PM
I am going slowly.

just
02-11-2016, 05:20 PM
Another installment

just
02-16-2016, 05:17 PM
Still needs a lot more work

dickhutchings
02-16-2016, 06:11 PM
No doubt that it's going to be very nice.

just
02-16-2016, 06:42 PM
No doubt that it's going to be very nice.

Thank you Dick. I might even post the reference photo when I am done.

Susan Mulno
02-16-2016, 08:21 PM
This is really looking great!

just
02-17-2016, 06:35 PM
I got a little more done.

just
02-19-2016, 08:12 PM
Still plucking away

Susan Mulno
02-19-2016, 08:21 PM
What a sweet face!

PMMurphy
02-20-2016, 05:12 AM
I find it stunning so far! Can't wait to see the finished product

just
02-20-2016, 05:41 PM
Some more.

just
02-21-2016, 02:44 PM
Another Installment

dickhutchings
02-21-2016, 04:14 PM
I love following this just. All these subtle changes, it's fun to figure out what you just added.

Susan Mulno
02-21-2016, 07:23 PM
What a beautiful job so far! Love it!

just
02-22-2016, 04:18 PM
The face is starting to take shape.

FanKi
02-22-2016, 10:51 PM
Just, let me say this is coming out so great! =)

just
02-23-2016, 07:03 PM
Today's installment

Susan Mulno
02-23-2016, 08:19 PM
She is adorable!

just
02-23-2016, 08:52 PM
She is adorable!

Thank you. She's a teen now.

Susan Mulno
02-23-2016, 10:37 PM
I am sure she is still adorable!

leighann
02-24-2016, 09:37 AM
Coming along nicely :smile:

TerryCurley
02-24-2016, 09:43 AM
I love her expression. Coming out great.

Oregon Artist
02-24-2016, 10:55 AM
I can't imagine how hard it must be, the eye looks much better than any I have drawn. Good luck and don't give up!

just
02-24-2016, 11:06 AM
I can't imagine how hard it must be, the eye looks much better than any I have drawn. Good luck and don't give up!

Thank you. It's been extremely difficult. I'm going to try drawing a c picture of my parents if I can complete this.

just
02-24-2016, 05:49 PM
I finished the face.

Mel_Robertson
02-25-2016, 04:21 AM
nice shading work I hope you finish it I can only mange to do 1 piece at a time if I start something else I never get the 1st thing finished!
also be good to see the photo you're referencing eventually

just
02-27-2016, 11:13 AM
I have been having some bad days for drawing and only done a little more but here's the reference photo with the drawing. She's sitting on her mother's lap.

dickhutchings
02-27-2016, 11:15 AM
So cute, and the drawing coming fantastic.

ChiKevin
02-28-2016, 10:07 AM
Well I can't seem to figure out if my PM is getting to you or not so I will say publicly, I got your message and thank you for the words. I am also sorry if I insulted you, it was not my intention, and you are right, I did not read anything about you. Sorry to hear what you are going through. If you don't mind my asking, are you only into doing small realistic work? I do believe with your talent, a large canvas and some paint you should be able to create some beautiful work still. The hardest part I would imagine is controlling small brushes, pencils etc. But if you work big and don't fight the shaking but allow it to be part of your personal touch and style I believe you can have years of great work and fun still ahead. Again sorry, thanks, and I hope you find a way to continue drawing and painting. It has to give you great satisfaction, after all look what you are capable of.

just
02-28-2016, 10:45 AM
Thanks for your continued unsolicited advice but I am a big boy and I can decide what is the best use of my talent. I believe that this is a great work of art and doesn't deserve your critique.

just
03-01-2016, 09:24 AM
I have darkened the shading and still have to smooth out the contrasting. I also have to finish both arms.

just
03-04-2016, 06:08 PM
I have decided to stay with the face the way I have it now. I have s I little non-shaking time I can draw.

just
03-04-2016, 08:29 PM
Quite a bit done with shaking

Susan Mulno
03-04-2016, 08:32 PM
You inspire me Just.

just
03-07-2016, 03:28 PM
I am getting close.

Susan Mulno
03-07-2016, 03:29 PM
What a great moment to memorialize!

just
03-09-2016, 06:26 PM
I noticed that I have to draw her left ear darker still. I have to spend time looking at it and I have to spray it.

Blue Angel
03-10-2016, 03:06 AM
I think it came out really awesome. The tones are perfect. Shadows are exactly right. Well done!

dickhutchings
03-10-2016, 06:14 AM
We waited a long time for this Just. Well worth the wait.:vs_clap:

Susan Mulno
03-10-2016, 08:56 AM
I know about the spending time looking at it. I will spend day after day staring at some of my pieces, (and pictures of them). :glasses:

dickhutchings
03-10-2016, 09:16 AM
I just noticed something interesting here. Almost all your shading strokes are in the same direction throughout the drawing. I think this is a big part of the visual appeal in this drawing.

just
03-10-2016, 09:25 AM
I just noticed something interesting here. Almost all your shading strokes are in the same direction throughout the drawing. I think this is a big part of the visual appeal in this drawing.

Yes they are. It's because I am right handed. All my drawings have the same upward right slant.

Susan Mulno
03-10-2016, 09:37 AM
I also noticed it and liked the effect. I am mostly ambidextrous but rely on my right hand for writing and most of my drawing. I have found myself taking measures to make sure I do not have a "slant". That being said, were you Just, instructed to show and take advantage of the natural stroke or is it a style you have developed?

just
03-10-2016, 09:51 AM
It's not that I was instructed to do it. I do it for effect like allowing the grain of the paper to show. I like the effect that they produce.

just
03-13-2016, 10:46 AM
I made a dozen or so minor changes. The biggest difference. the last one is the lighting. This wasn't taken in too much light.

Susan Mulno
03-21-2016, 02:17 PM
Somehow I missed this post!?

She is beautiful Just!:vs_cool::vs_clap:

just
03-21-2016, 03:22 PM
Yes she is. Today she is a young woman and very gorgeous.

just
03-21-2016, 07:01 PM
I just received an email. This picture is accepted in the 9th Annual Bruce Florence Parkinson's Juried Art Show.

Susan Mulno
03-21-2016, 08:16 PM
How cool is that! Yay you! Congratulations! :vs_bananasplit::rilla::encore:

just
04-01-2016, 06:24 PM
I won second place.

Susan Mulno
04-01-2016, 06:52 PM
Congratulations Just! :encore::thumbsup:

abt2k15
04-02-2016, 05:39 AM
cheers to you :)

just
04-02-2016, 09:50 AM
I have attached a picture of the painting that won first along with a picture of my second place. There's 65 pictures in this show. It can be seen at Burton Barr Public Library 1221 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ thru April 27th.

Susan Mulno
04-02-2016, 12:13 PM
That's some heavy competition! You (excuse the grammer) done yourself proud!

kpnuts
04-04-2016, 04:28 PM
I agree looks good so far.

just
04-04-2016, 05:06 PM
I agree looks good so far.

It's finished, framed and won second place.

kpnuts
04-09-2016, 05:50 AM
From small acorns, this is growing into a masterpiece, I truly love the way this is going, it feels like a lot of love is being put into this, and well, looks like it too, keep at it you're doing wonderful work.

kpnuts
04-09-2016, 10:26 AM
Sorry again I must have not been looking at the last page.

just
04-09-2016, 10:37 AM
Sorry again I must have not been looking at the last page.


No problem. It's a long thread. Thanks for the compliments.