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Project by Jim Earl posted 06-08-2007 06:10 AM 1115 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 06-08-2007 06:14 AM

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 06-08-2007 06:56 AM

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 06-08-2007 08:42 AM

The Duke! Great choice for your first potrait.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 06-08-2007 11:19 AM

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 06-08-2007 12:25 PM

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 06-08-2007 12:31 PM

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 06-08-2007 12:32 PM

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 06-08-2007 02:53 PM

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 06-08-2007 02:55 PM

Great portrait, Jim. I recognized him immediately.

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

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Bill

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#10 posted 06-08-2007 07:11 PM

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 06-09-2007 06:48 AM

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 06-09-2007 09:53 PM

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 06-10-2007 01:56 AM

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 04-11-2009 10:28 PM

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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