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Freelance Portrait Artist, Book Illustrator, & More

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book illustration. Graphite pencil
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Ingrid Zacharias - Over 30 days ago
You always seem to make the poses show the person's personality. Do you do people watching? This is another great illustration.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Yes, I do watch people's expressions and mannerisms, but I learned a lot from studying Norman Rockwell, who I believe was the master of capturing the personality. When I lived in the North East, I was a regular at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass. I would race home hoping to remember all that I learned on each visit.
Ingrid Zacharias - Over 30 days ago
lol :) Notebooks work well for that and now computers. Well you have done a wonderful job of learning from the greats how to best portray personality in your art.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Thank you, Grace.
Ingrid Zacharias - Over 30 days ago
No, I am Ingrid, not Grace. lol :) Remember you drew a portrait of me and sent it to me about a year back? I just changed my pic to one of my daughter's photography photos and changed my brand name to The Word Whisperer. Sorry for confusing you.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Sorry, Ingrid! Which portrait did I do for you last year? I remember the work I did, but I'm having trouble putting the name to it. Can you describe it for me? Now I'm worried my mind is going! So sorry for confusing you with Grace.
Ingrid Zacharias - Over 30 days ago
You did a portrait of me. I'm a short chubby lady, wearing a white dress with green and black flowers on it. I have short brown hair, brown eyes. You drew a portrait of me and sent it to me via email. You did a great job of it. I was not a customer, you just decided you wanted to do portrait of me.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
I did? do you have a copy of it? I honestly don't remember doing it,
Ingrid Zacharias - Over 30 days ago
I have to dig for it. I had to change computers since then. But I'll try to find it in my pictures from my old computer and send it to you. When I find it, you can let me know the email addy. It was when you still had the picture of the lady with the short hair on your profile, and I thought you were a woman. lol :) till you corrected me.
Danner James - Over 30 days ago
Wow. That is so funny. I remember now when you thought I was a lady because I usually put my newest work on my profile. That makes perfect sense to me. I just don't remember doing the portrait. I'm so curious to see it!