July 08, 2011

American Hero Portrait - Work In Progress


 Update 4

  
I've got a little more facial sculpting done and worked on the neck area some. Next update will show more of the background in the drawing.

7 comments:

Teresa Mallen said...

Fabulous Christine! Such wonderful subtle gradations in his skin tones. Something special comes across when I look at him - your loving heart. Somehow I can sense what these portraits mean to you. Beautiful.

sue said...

Beautifully sensitive work Christine.

Christine Perry | Graphite Art said...

Teresa, it is so good to hear from you again!!! You were missed. :)

Thank you so very much for those kind words! You are right, this portrait is one of the most important ones I have done to date. As you might remember, doing this kind of work has been on my mind and heart for a long time now. Hopefully I will get the chance to do more down the road for families who have had to make the greatest sacrifice anyone could ever make, for the freedom we enjoy.

I am glad you are back!! :)

Sue, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment! It means much. :)

Anonymous said...

Looks great Christine. So nice to see Dustin's face come to life again. Today i was in a PGR Flag line for a Fallen Hero that came back Home to Maine after 66 years Lt Robert Emerson died in a plane crash over Cebu Island in the Philippines in 1945 Welcome Home Robert God Bless.

Christine Perry | Graphite Art said...

Hi Jimmy, I am glad you like it so far! :)

I must tell you that having intently looked at Dustin's face to achieve the best possible likeness, I feel like I know him...his face has become dear to me.

Not many more updates and the portrait will be ready. I so appreciate your patience! :)

It must be a happy day for the family of Lt.Robert Emerson to finally have him home after all those years. 66 years is such a long time.

Jan said...

So glad to see this update, Christine. You are doing a wonderful job with this handsome man and I can't wait to see it finished!

Like Teresa, I know what these portraits mean to you, bless you for them.

Christine Perry | Graphite Art said...

I appreciate that dear friend! :)

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