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Self-Portrait by jjkiefer Self-Portrait by jjkiefer
Self-Portrait
12" x 20" Charcoal and Graphite - Mechanical Pencils on Canson Plate/Smooth Bristol Paper
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome! I love the angle here. This is very well done :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks you and thanks for the watch and all the faves!
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ArtsyVal Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student General Artist
You're more than welcome!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow!Amazing!!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!  My goal in this piece was not to draw any lines - just different shades of gray!  Thanks for the fave, too!
Loved browsing through your gallery and love your photo-manipulations!

Cheers!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...I loved the angle of it and how you are looking  and your eye....amazing!!!..one can feel a despair!! Amazing..My great pleasure...and Thank you for your compliment:hug:
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The despair was real - that's why I drew it.  I am a very optimistic person, always smiling, and wanted to capture one of those moments when I lost touch with my heart and spiritual being.
Thanks again and yes, your work deserves every single compliment you get!  Cheers!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great I felt your despair, then you have got it there because I didn't know about it...!!.Looking forward to follow you!..and Thanks again!!:hug:
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SweediesArt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure:hug:
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Peculiar-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no words,
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks you very much!
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Peculiar-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome! how long have you drawn portraits?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I started back to drawing portraits around 2005. I gave up drawing for about 21 years when I was married and raising 2 kids.
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Peculiar-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well you really are talented! what do you like most about portrait drawing?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a tough one. I would have to say it's getting into the subjects head - sort of. I become a part of the person I'm drawing and feel like I know them just a little bit better after I complete a piece. Superficially, I love drawing older men because of all the character lines and the texture of the skin. Women tend to cover up their character with makeup so even when I draw one, I never really know what they look like or what kind of life they have had. Cheers!
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Peculiar-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really funny! cuz my old art teacher used say thee same thing! xD.. i totally get that though. anything you dislike about portrait drawing?
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not too fond of the simple black backgrounds I put in some of my work. It's very tedious and time-consuming. I draw for its meditative qualities. I'm in a world with someone without the judgement. Cheers!
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mariatimmerman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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rupshree Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love your signature..:)
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:iconjjkiefer:
jjkiefer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's a first for me and I appreciate it!
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:iconrupshree:
rupshree Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
No Problem :)
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rupshree Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing!! :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks for all the faves! I enjoyed viewing your gallery especially the Johnny Dep piece.
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:iconrupshree:
rupshree Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and you're welcome! :D
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rkelc Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate your comments!
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow - this is spectacular!! :D
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much and thanks for the fave!
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LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :D
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow this is cool!! great detailing!!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! You have a great gallery yourself ... thanks for the fave as well!
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hey anytime Jim
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MorriganeLaNoire Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Perfect
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Thanks for the favorite as well.
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MorriganeLaNoire Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
You archieved perfection...your drawings are exactly like photographs!! I have a lot of respect for your work!!:)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That's very kind of you. I just enjoy drawing portraits - don't think I've perfected it yet but it sure is fun trying. Thanks again and thanks for the watch.
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16sweety Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
deviations submitted after 29th April will be accepted.... .. invalid entry ..

from :icon16sweety: ... founder of :icondrawingartists:
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't understand what you're saying? Did I submit to the wrong folder? Thanks!
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16sweety Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
your deviation is submitted before 29th April..... please read the rules once again

regards
founder
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so damn realistic! You're brilliant!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your generous comment! Thanks for the fave as well! Cheers!
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Fantaasiatoidab Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! It's good to see real art once in a while! :)
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're too kind, thanks.
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crayon-munchers Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, amazing work!
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Loved your "bleh, bleh, bleh" piece!
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casia85 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!! really amazing! bravo
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jjkiefer Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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casia85 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You,re welcome :)
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