The fondest heart" is modelled by artist Teresa Tunaley
Thank you, Forest, I'm so glad you like.
Oh -- delightful, James! And such wonderful pencil work!
Thank you, Anna, ha yeah but I think these little guys would be a bit messy around the house! LOL!
Her dress is gorgeous. I want the dragon AND that dress... You're very good at portraits.
Ha ha "singed upholstery" yeah! and I bet the little guy would come in handy if you do a spot of outdoor camping too! thank you so much, Jessica.
She's wonderful, but I can't stop looking at that adorable little dragon. He's got so much expression he's like a caricature--but I totally believe he's real. I second Rita, I want one! Who cares about singed upholstery?
Ha ha thank you, Raine, yep I have an electric sharpener.....saves the strain on my wee fingers LOL!
Once more, everyone has said it all before me, but your gallery is amazing (and fun to read). This piece to me has a Renaissance portrait feel to it--the landscape behind Teresa and the golden tones and attention to costume detail. Nice seeing such vibrant happy reds! Great color balancing. I hope your pencil sharpener is electric.
Ah how ya doing, Stephen, my man! Looking forward to viewing your new stuff, it's been a wee while since your last piece. Glad you like this one, thank you so much, my friend.
how's you buddy?
it's been a while since i've browsed the pages of this fine website.
and here i find you have been a busy man again. and i have to say that all of your pieces have a certain individual charm and striking promenance in a medium that is often overlooked and is difficult to handle.
but james this is a real joy my friend
i actually feel better for seeing it not many pieces of art i have seen recently exude this sort of radiance and skill. thank you for producing this art. well i'm off now.take care, steve
Thank you so much, Walt, your comments are very much appreciated.
Amazing colored pencils again! The detail and sensitivity to this wonderful portrait is incredible. Strolling through your gallery, all your work has a rich classical feeling to it, something I love very much. Very nice stuff, James.
Thank you, Rachel, glad you like.
Aww James, this is such a cute portrait. I especially love how vibrant the colours are. Lovely work!
Thank you so much, Daniela, glad you like.
the way you use pencils never cease to amaze me. how can you do that?? really fabulous colours!
Thank you, Uwe, ha all the girls will be wanting one of these little guys now!
Thank you, Michael, such a lovely lady, she was a joy to portray.
Thank you, Matt, I'm sure I got the tip to keep the pencils sharp from someone in the epi forums.
Thank you, Pierre, I love doing fabrics, it to me is the less stressful part of the work.
Just wonderful James! And what a cute dragonbaby, my girlfriend fell totally in love with it
Excellent work James. The look on her face really sells the piece. Well done my friend.
Fantastic as always James, I'm intrigued as to how you got that fine white pattern in her clothes, you must have the sharpest pencils in the world. Beautiful work!
If I had one thing to add to the others' comments, I would mention the fabric of her dress. How you managed to draw the patterns in a realistic way among all those folds is just amazing to me. Great work again James.
Thank you Dean, I may add a couple more details in the background this weekend too!
Thank you, Chris, yeah I see where you are coming from, I will work on that this weekend!
Thank you, Rita, sure you can have one...as long as you are prepared to put up with singed furniture!LOL!
Wonderful combo of her cheerful smile and the adorable dragonling...dragon chick...dragonette....er..... (But on a critical note, she needs just a tiny bit more skull/hair by her right temple.) That notwithstanding, I love the colors too! Nice job, James!
I love all your portraits, James! Like Rita says, this one really glows. I especially like the robe she is wearing. The bg is a bit flat for me, but I love the pieces regardless.
I think you are doing a great thing by immortalizing artists like this!
This is sooo fantastic, James! The skintones are almost glowing and her eyes are so charming. The little dragon got all my heart! I WANNA ONE TOO!! OUTSTANDING AGAIN
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