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Dear friends,

Like many artists are doing to thank their watchers, I've decided to do the same.

Each of my watchers will be featured on my page for one week (where possible).
Nobody will be forgotten. I hope you will take the time to view their work.  I found all of them very inspiring and this is my way of saying thank you!

15 at 25 deviations will be featured at the same time.

Hoping that it will make you more famous on DeviantArt,
thanks again for your support!

ArielRGH


justinsdrawings


shhamilton


zacky993


lucky-louie


Rockinfroggi


Lady-Blue-Dandelion


shinryaku247


Scott56


Otamineko


LilaeaBluecoat


Kariatyda


AlexMahone


MsTemmii


andre-assis


willi-kun


Tellez-ART
Dear friends,

I hope this works out.  I've never posted works of others so it may end up just being links.  If it does, I would appreciate anyone's help on how to do this.  Thanks!

Like many artists are doing to thank their watchers, I've decided to do the same.
Here's the principle:

Each of my watchers will be featured on my page for one week (where possible).
Nobody will be forgotten. I hope you will take the time to view their work.  I found all of them very inspiring and this is my way of saying thank you!

15 at 25 deviations will be featured at the same time.

Hoping that it will make you more famous on DeviantArt,
thanks again for your support!

acaroline


adrianoplat00n


amberleach


vampirekar


markstewart


barhamb


chong_yi


ericstavros


mehdiunkut


sarah-diane


littlespooky


maroulilumen


neydux


8dfineart

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Jim Kiefer
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I have been drawing portraits since grade school. There's something about a face that has always fascinated me. I am particularly drawn to the eyes and the character exposed by the lines surrounding them.

I've worked in several different mediums such as oils, acrylic, and watercolor. I quit drawing when I got married and raised two wonderful kids. After 21 years, I decided to pick up the pencil again and have been back at it for about 6 or 7 years now.

Pencil drawing is all about lines, shapes, textures, and tones and the portrait offers plenty of these characteristics. I particularly like the play of lights and darks.

One thing that came to me several years ago about portrait drawing is that there are the basic areas of white and black but the bulk of it is different degrees of gray areas. The blacks and whites are the foundation, but it's the gray areas the give the piece its character and meaning and that is how I see life. Unfortunately, today's world has drifted to only seeing blacks and whites and stripping away all the gray areas as inconsequential, stripping away our character. With that said, drawing keeps me grounded and open to any and all possibilities in all walks of life.

I would be most appreciative to anyone who deems my work good enough to donate points. Thanks! jjkiefer.deviantart.com/?givep…

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arteandreas Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Frozen - Olaf's Happy Icon If I have not made ​​it yet Jim, then now: THANKS FOR THE WATCH!:D (Big Grin) 
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emsenana Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
You are so welcome . I adore your work
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cupidz71 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey Jim, I was thinking about you today, so I am popping by to see how you are! DD!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Crispin.  I've been busy as hell with school.  How are you doing?
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cupidz71 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am good thanks working on James's T shirt, almost done with him now. How much longer have you got to do at school?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have summer and fall, then done!
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Sabine62 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Thank you for the +fav  :)
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gannjondal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Thank you very much for faving my tiny tutorial :-)
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lecristal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

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je vous souhaite la bienvenue dans ce groupe

I welcome you in this group

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fluffypufflove Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very talented uvu
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