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Project by Jim Earl posted 2610 days ago 1084 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well everyone here is my first portrait. it’s something I have been putting off because everyone has said that portraits are the hardest to do. I have one of my Brother and his late wife, but have been putting it off until I felt better about my skill. I found this one of someone we all know, so you tell me, Did I get the shading and burns right. Please be honest with me. Hope you all enjoy him. Your LJ Friend Jim

-- Jim Earl http://www.myspace.com/earle5





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WayneC

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#1 posted 2610 days ago

Looks great Jim.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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mot

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#2 posted 2610 days ago

Well, I knew who it was instantly…if that’s any indication of your skill. Don Knotts has never looked so good. Oh my, now that was just a joke…LOL…I couldn’t resist, Jim. I think that it’s difficult for me to be very critical when my artistic skills havn’t graduated past an 8 pack of Crayolas. I think it’s a very nice likeness of the Duke.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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oscorner

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#3 posted 2610 days ago

The Duke! Great choice for your first potrait.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2610 days ago

Well that’s lookin’ purdy good there, Cowboy. (I was trying to think of what the Duke might have said)
This is wondeful—you definitely are good with that woodburner

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 2610 days ago

Well pilgrim I’d say I’d shoot ya where ya stand but I would’nt do that, Marian Morrison AKA John Wayne, actually I’m related to the duke. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MsDebbieP

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#6 posted 2610 days ago

can I have your autograph, Mike??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#7 posted 2610 days ago

I great tribute to the Dukes 100th birthday.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 2609 days ago

On the Duke’s 100th! Great job on John Wayne, Jim.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2609 days ago

Great portrait, Jim. I recognized him immediately.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Bill

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#10 posted 2609 days ago

Nice job Jim. An appropriate portrait, and a great pose. It is definitely the Duke.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Phil Brown

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#11 posted 2609 days ago

All my teenage years I was nicknamed “The Duke” ‘cause I loved his movies so much. Nice job. New who it was right away. Its still my CB handle.

-- Phil Brown, Ontario

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jockmike2

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#12 posted 2608 days ago

Deb, we have an historian in the family, he found out we are also related to Winston churchill. Butt my great, great great grandfather on my fathers side was a prussian general that escaped Europe and the hangman for killing a man sleeping with his wife. So some good some bad. jock mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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MsDebbieP

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#13 posted 2608 days ago

the joys of doing genealogy :)

Sure makes a good story though!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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matt0852

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#14 posted 1936 days ago

Ahhh the Duke. I may be a kid but I still know him. Who Doesn’t?! Looks good to me. you did a great job!

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