Sunday, 8 June 2014

Ooops!!


I drew a mirror for a current project in my art forum but dropped it putting it in the scanner. lol.


A couple of days ago, on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, I felt the urge to draw my own tribute to those who took part and made the ultimate sacrifice. My father went across 3 days after the main invasion but thankfully he came home ... so many didn't. It's a simple drawing and didn't take very long, but it was something I needed to do.



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  1. Love your mirror John... so realistic . Your pencil work has always been your forte ...
    The tribute for D-Day is so befitting the occasion...
    Barbra Joan

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    1. Thanks BJ. It's been a while since I last messed about with a pencil and have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  2. Haha, love the mirror! And your tribute to D-day is very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Judy. I'm glad you like the mirror .... I guess that means I have 7-years bad luck now. lol

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  3. Your pencil work is outstanding, John!!! very impressive!!! and the tribute to Dad is wonderful.. Thank God he came back to you!!

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    1. That's very kind of you to say so Hilda, thank you.

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  4. Fantastic drawing John. Thats worthy of full marks mate. All the best John.
    Vic.

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  5. Hi John.
    fantastic drawing John.Thats worthy of full marks mate. All the best John.
    Vic.

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    1. Thanks very much Vic .... much appreciated. All the best.

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  6. Nice to see you are back John :)
    What good idea for the project. Did you break a mirror to draw from or from your head only? Seem difficult to get the shadows and the highlights right, but you did it great! And your personal tribute for the D-day is lovely. Like it a lot John. Lovely.
    This is my soft start in entering blogland again; visiting my dear blogfriends again, seems like a long long time since I last took some time doing that. I will try to start painting too soon. Am up for a 6 week long vacation soon! Only working next week too. I´m SO looking forward to it!
    Take care now and we hopefully see eachother soon in a new blogpost in MY blog. ;)

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    1. Thank you Catharina. No, I didn't break a mirror .... I found a suitable reference photo to work from. It's lovely to see you back in Blogland and I hope it's not long before you're painting again. I'll certainly see you on your blog. ;-)

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  7. A great drawing and a wonderful tribute. My father was in the Royal Marines and took part in the Malta convoys, and he too came back, thank goodness.

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  8. wonderful drawing!! for a minute...well a mirco second actually... i thought...oh my it broke...um duh!!

    and thank you so very much for your very kind words, they mean so much and i appreciate them so!
    happy creating!

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  9. A really great drawing and it tells a story, what a beautiful and sensible tribute ! The mirror is another proof of your awesome drawing skills ! Wish you a happy weekend .

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    1. You're very kind Jane, thank you very much.

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