Feb 18, 2012

Profiles

 
once upon a time
when my son was but a wee lad
(he be a man now)
a girlfriend captured this photograph of us
I wish Jesper's head was fully portrayed (in the photo)

I used this photo because I was practicing profiles



 
I created two pieces
because the pink one was not making me happy
so began the blue one

as I worked back and forth on the two
I was happy with both in the end

 sketch:

not that they are exactly like the photo
but
I think with my birthday on Monday
there was something special in creating my first self portrait

also
having a child is a HUGE experience
it is one of the bigger adventures in my life

a meaningful contemplation through art 
especially near my birthday


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visit: Sophia's Blue Chair Diary on Sunday to enjoy other sketches from around the world

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*
both my brother and sister think I gave us measles
instead of freckles.... so no worries if you think that too ;-)
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47 comments:

  1. Jeg kom bare lige forbi.
    Gode tegninger.
    Jeg har tegnet meget i mine unge år og senere malet en del billeder.
    Nogle af mine malerier er her på min blok for et stykke tid siden.
    Tak for kigget.

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  2. Beautiful painting of you and your son! I dunno I didn't think that the freckles looked like the measles at all. ^_^ It's a lovely and well done peice. Keep up the awesome work!

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  3. Touching dear friend ...
    Your job today is more emotional ...
    I love it!
    Tammie, thank you very much and a thousand kisses!

    Please remove the check on this blog?
    Thank you!

    la verificacion!

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  4. Dearest Tammie...
    Such a beautiful photo of you and your son. I rather like the pink background best. I knew immediately they were freckles, lol.
    Such a lovely sharing Dear Sister/Friend!
    xoxo

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  5. These are both beautiful! I like the pink one the best. :) Ah, sibling love, I guess the teasing never ends no matter what the age! Your freckles are beautiful both in the picture and in your portraits. Happy Birthday!

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  6. Oh Tammie, you are beautiful. I also love seeing the transformation of your art. I have seen many beautiful illustrations of yours lately. I am still in the Philippines and not really blogging socially. I am sort of dealing with jet lag among other things. Take care, beautiful.

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  7. Awesome!! How clever you are, you give me a ot of inspiration! :) I like the first one a lot, but the more I look to them I just LOVE the last one! =)

    So beautiful you are and your son! And I think you two have much in common..

    Just love this post!
    Smiles Viola :)
    xoxoxo

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  8. thank you all for your messages/comments. I am smiling at your warmth, humor, support and joy. Thank you so much!

    warmly,
    Tammie

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  9. beautuful , just beautiful,

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  10. ...thankyoU for the share Tammie! ~ and blessings upon your entry into the world day!...
    ...may the week ahead be another beautiful one! ~ blessed be!...
    ...xXx...

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  11. Not measles, I thought. Just attractive freckles. Your self-portrait made me remember a 1952 movie, young Julie Harris in Member of the Wedding...Freckles galore, but oh, so pretty!

    PEACE!

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  12. Yay Happy birthday!! Many sparkles and magic to you! hugs!
    and wow...stunning piece..so serene and joyful..such love shining through...wonderfully inspiring! and such a beautiful photo of you both!
    Victoria

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  13. i knew they were freckles right off the bat!
    so nice to see a picture of you!!!! i love this piece...how special!!!!
    hugs to you and happy early birthday!!!! xoxox

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  14. Oh, Tammie! How beautiful--you are such a talented artist. How privileged I am to watch you grow and blossom. ((hugs))

    So sorry to have been out of touch. I have missed you. After next week, though--I'll be back full force.

    Love you, sweet Friend!

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  15. By the way I ADORE the freckles.

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  16. Happy Birthday and great work on the profiles, I really like it.

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  17. Hope you have a great birthday and I love that you gave rendering the photo a shot in both colours... both have great things going on and most importantly I think you captured the feel of the photo so well, which is hard to do... happy SS xx

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  18. Wow, love this and your freckles...you've captured the likeness of both of you. That's really hard to do... have a great Sunday.. :)

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  19. Love freckles!!
    You did a great job with this portrait!!

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  20. Lovely photograph and art work. You have done a wonderful job with the portraits...:)
    xx

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  21. BEAUTIFUL...and a very Happy Birthday to YOu!

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  22. Happy Birthday ~ Both paintings are great ~ prefer the pink one slightly more ~ (freckles blend in more) I agree Motherhood is the most magical and magnificent event of my life ~ Happy SS ^_^ ~ namaste,carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. Lovely sketches Tammy :)
    Have a great Sunday

    Eva

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  24. ok so Jesper seems to be a cute kid, post his pic next sunday please? :D
    The blue one i like more, though the pink one is quite artistic. The colours of your portrait in the blue one appeal to me more.
    Good Day!
    o and u are pretty :)

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  25. your side portraits are so good! I've been trying to improve mine, since I took Jane's class. You really have a wonderful talent!

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  26. Wonderful! And you two are so lovely!

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  27. I saw your comment on Lauries blog, and I wanted to say congrats on taking off word verification.

    It's such a hard thing to figure out, and the less of it out there the better.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  28. Well don't you worry - as soon as I saw this I thought to myself "lovely freckles". I call my man Freckle - for obvious reasons....

    It's a beautiful portrait of the two of you.

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  29. NIce job! Like you need practice!

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  30. You have a great profile, and oh, those freckles are the best! Very nice painting. I don't think I have EVER drawn my children,, who are also men now. I guess it is never too late to start.

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  31. This is so cool! I love that you included your freckles and his, and the polka dots in the background are a great touch. You really captured both your essences.

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  32. what a gorgeous photo...and such a lovely painting too.xxx

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  33. Two beautiful spirits! Lovely portraits, Tammie. Bright wishes, dear one, and much love. xx

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  34. gorgeous photo and he drawing is magnificent...a treasure for you both

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  35. This is great! Beautiful photo and you did a wonderful job of painting it. :) Happy SS!

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  36. What a beautiful photo - and you did a lovely job in replicating that beauty in your art work. :) You can feel the love and warmth emanating from it. :)

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  37. wow-- you did an amazing job of capturing yourself-- which is not easy to do! what a lovely portrayal of you and your son. i bet he will love it!

    and happy birthday to you! xoxo

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  38. These are wonderful studies. So much love in your face.

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  39. Happy Birthday! Yes, we tend to get insightful at these times :)

    Thanks for sharing both renditions...hard to choose a favorite. They each have different qualities of line and color that set the mood. Self-portraits are very challenging.

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  40. Happy Birthday! Wonderful pieces - am partial to the first one not just because of the 'truer' skin tone, but bc I ADORE all the freckles! It makes sense to me to over emphasize a feature - this is the freedom art gives us after all

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  41. I have already sung Happy Birthday to you, so just to say - they are both beautiful. The blue one has more innocence, the pink one more experience in the expressions of both you and Jesper. I think the blue one is my favourite! Happy Day! xx

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  42. Ithink he,s wonderful mother and son
    avery nise idea
    That have a good.
    Greetings Christiene.

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  43. Happy Birthday!

    What a beautiful photo and self-portrait! I knew those were freckles! Great to see what you and your adorable son look(ed) like!

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  44. Happy Birthday!!! Tammie they are both wonderful. I love drawing my family it is so personal,you have done a great job.

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  45. Aaaaaah, Tammie, Tammie, Tammie! These portraits fill my heart! They are beautiful and reflect the amazing love between mother and child. You two are gorgeous in the photo. He is so adorable!

    I hope you had the most wonderful and happiest of birthdays! XOXO

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  46. I love your painting. I struggle with profiles a lot and need to prectice - you've inspired me.

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  47. Oh my gosh...these are fab. I love both and the steps you've shown too. Special love paintings...

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