February 24, 2012

IF Capable

Illustration Friday topic: "Capable"


pen & ink, wax pencil on paper

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful illustration and timely too!

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  2. Wow, that's an outstanding portrait! Lovely job with the color around his face. He looks so very wise and kind.

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  3. I like this very very much -- you've captured his pathos and wisdom...

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  4. Very Nice--wonderful pen work and color!

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  5. Somebody should make a statue out of that man!

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  6. Well done. I'd love to see you do the other 43.

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  7. nicely done, Elizabeth :) I love pen and ink.

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  8. Beautiful! I admire that man so much. His character still speaks clearly through all of the years and years of history.

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  9. You are incredibly gifted, Lizzie.

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  10. Nice portrait! I like the combination of strong, expressive black lines and soft, subtle color.

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  11. Fabulous portrait. Jeanie wrote what I was thinking so "ditto"

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  12. I've just realised that we are exactly 12 hours apart... so have a good day. May it bring you lots of laughter and smiles.

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  13. Wow what I nice portrait! it's realy great, love it!

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  14. Fantastic illustration!You did an amazing work:)

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  15. Oh WOW, beautiful! And YOU are an incredibly capable artist!

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  16. He never aspired to the sublime, but yet...~Mary

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  17. This is really good! Nice job on capturing him so well!

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  18. Love, love, love this! It's drawn in such a wonderful style: very realistic, yet with that wonderful hand-drawn quality. I love how the details fade out at the bottom. Fabulous. And he looks so friendly and warm, too!

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  19. Wow...bit of a change from the chickens..I've always admired Johnson!! ;)

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  20. A great drawing style)) Ink and watercolor - my favorite) I'm trying to paint in a same style))

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  21. Great penwork and the touch of colour is perfect!

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  22. Ooooh! This is nice!!! Great linework and use of minimal colour!

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  23. Wow! Very nice! I LOVE your chicks below as well!:)!

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  24. Oh, this is wonderful Elizabeth...on so many levels, well done!!!
    xo J~

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  25. Nicely done, Elizabeth. I think he looks softer here, and a little more fleshy, than in other images of him. Change of subject for you, isn't it?

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  26. That is a good choice for capable. And very nicely done!

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  27. Nice job! I like the line work and colors.

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  28. Great piece Elizabeth! So glad you stopped my blog too!!

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  29. That's probably the best he ever looked. Lovely.

    Pearl

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  30. Whoa, beautiful! Is this something you made earlier? It reminds me of your older realistic work you've shown before. Though it has an elegant looseness, this one.

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  31. This is excellent, Elizabeth! I love the subtle coloring and the line work! No words necessary - very classy.

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  32. This reminds me, I owe a friend 5 bucks.

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  33. Nice drawing of Honest Abe.

    Didn't he walk 20 miles to return 5 pennies? Something like that.

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  34. great portrait, I love you added some color to the face and kept the rest black and white :)

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  35. I remember looking at a portrait of Lincoln hanging in the hall at Lindbergh Elementary School and thinking he looked very stern. Your Lincoln would have been so much better to look at. It's lovely!

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  36. Excellent likeness and a worthy icon for "capable". Superb!

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  37. I love your line work mixed with the colours. Oh and I wish we had someone capable to lead Australia!

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