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First Portrait

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Project by Bearpie posted 07-21-2013 12:10 AM 1124 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since taking up pyrography I have not done any wood turning. I will get back to it eventually. I wanted to try doing a portrait and what better subject for my first one than myself? My daughter recently took a good picture of me while I was holding my first great grandson. I decided to use this as a trial piece to see how well I could do it. I found an app on my IPhone that would change photos into line drawings. I’m not really satisfied with the app’s results but till I find a better one it will have to do.

I think the results came out satisfactory. At least it looks like me.

The third picture is the one I completed just before I did my portrait. This one was drawn by Lora Irish but I added the moon to it.

Comments and critiques always welcomed and appreciated!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 12:14 AM

Nicely done! Look just like you!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Sam Shakouri

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 12:17 AM

OH, that’s really good, Erwin. Congratulations.
At last we can see the real Bearpie.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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peteg

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 12:21 AM

Well done Erwin, nice to widen our interests, guess we will eventually be seeing some pretty swept up photos of your turning, :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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christopheralan

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#4 posted 07-21-2013 12:25 AM

Nice work! I love doing portrait work and I know the amount of time that goes into it. Well done.

-- christopheralan

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Dan'um Style

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 01:08 AM

Well done … great work.
one of my favorites

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 01:32 AM

Really NICE, Erwin! :) It looks great!

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 07-21-2013 02:46 AM

nice job

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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scrollsaw

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#8 posted 07-21-2013 02:54 AM

You done a great job.

-- Todd

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#9 posted 07-21-2013 04:40 AM

Great job Erwin.
You captured yourself perfectly.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#10 posted 07-21-2013 05:18 PM

Very nice. The owl is amazing.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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shopmania

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#11 posted 07-21-2013 10:46 PM

Very nice!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#12 posted 07-24-2013 09:14 PM

Very nice

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#13 posted 08-04-2013 04:23 PM

very well done

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 06-04-2016 05:04 PM

Erwin, this is a beautiful piece and is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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