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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
Model
KODAK EASYSHARE M340 Digital Camera
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
80
Date Taken
Mar 25, 2011, 12:27:02 PM
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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Murray by secrets-of-the-pen Murray by secrets-of-the-pen
I took a lot of time with this one and LOVED the challenge of all the character in this charming couple's faces. I want to thank the Murrays for their patience and understanding as I worked on this one around my crazy family life. :hug:

>>Created with Chalk and charcoal on 11x14 gray paper. Approx. 50 hrs.


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:iconargentinian-queen:
argentinian-queen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just fell in love with this portrait! :love:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjennniferh:
Jennniferh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that looks really nice! :D
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconazzeria:
Azzeria Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Seriously, I am speechless. Your so insanely talented. As I said to another of your pieces, I cannot find words that begins to cover the complements you should receive for your work.
I haven't been on deviant for all that long (Don't let how long I've had the account fool you), but I can honestly say that up until now, you are by far my favorite artist in this field.
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secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, just... thank you so much. I feel so blessed to be able to create and do what I love. And what a privilege it is to share it with people like you!
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:iconnemaus:
Nemaus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow, I am still far!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, let me know it goes! I'd love to see it when you finish! :D
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:iconnemaus:
Nemaus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
No problem, but I've made ​​a mistake in the proportions of my face is gross, too bad for once it starts well!
I can not erase it because it will shift all I'd have to start all over and I'm not sure I have the courage.:furious: So I'll end up like that!
But it makes me a workout! ;p
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's a great way to look at it. :D Whether you are totally happy with it or not, you are still learning A LOT! Good luck!
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:iconnemaus:
Nemaus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist
Merci beaucoup! :blowkiss:
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:iconkwalden:
kwalden Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work! I'm sure they were more than pleased.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icondaonlyoverlord:
DaOnlyOverlord Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
Beautiful work:)
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:icontomdal:
Tomdal Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
looks awsome, great work! :wave:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbinixious:
Binixious Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Hobbyist
wow you´re very good :D i like it :D it looks so real , like a photo :slow:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconaurelia-acc:
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Very well done :thumbsup:
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconenamel-hearts:
enamel-hearts Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
This is absolutely amazing. When I first saw it, I thought it was a black and white photo! O.o
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, Thank you! :D
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:iconarcrealmstudio1:
ArcrealmStudio1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Fantastic portrait with chalk and charcoal. Wow, 50 hours?
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconarcrealmstudio1:
ArcrealmStudio1 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Your welcome. :D
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:iconmickeythesaviour:
MickeyTheSaviour Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured on #Portraits-Drawings
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you! :D
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:iconmickeythesaviour:
MickeyTheSaviour Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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:iconmashimoshi:
Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011   General Artist
WOW! This is so amazing!!!
I can't believe my eyes... wow... I think it looks even better than a real photo.
I don't know why... but I think it's beacuse it has something more beacuse you drew it.
Like... it's so alive and your love and dedication is there too. There is a strong emotion!
They look lovely together <3 I love their expressions and how detailed you made their wrinkles, not to mention
the lady's awesome shirt O_O They are going to be very happy!!!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It always means a lot to me when someone can see all that in my art. Thank you for taking the time to share with me! :D
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:iconmashimoshi:
Mashimoshi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011   General Artist
Oh no problem at all :3
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Truly lovely portrait! :D
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjellyneau:
Jellyneau Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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:iconhoneyiro:
honeyiro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's always hard to draw elderly people, but you fooled me a bit, I thought it was picture
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha thank you! I loved doing this one!
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:iconbluesilver84:
Bluesilver84 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love to have you join my group #DA-Art-Gallery
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the invite!
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:iconandrewweller:
AndrewWeller Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
simply fantastic work this is one that should be shown for the quality and composition. It shows the work of a master artist
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow... thank you so much!
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Endearing family portrait!
Their faces have so much character and great expresiveness.
We like it!!
Have you a good weekend!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! You, too!
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:iconcodinas:
Codinas Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome.
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:iconartussell:
aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful.

So much character.

The best piece in an already extremely strong gallery
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconartussell:
aRtUSSELL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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:iconllamarachelle:
LlamaRachelle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
This is so beautiful and life-like. I think it's one of your best works yet!
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconsekhmets-child:
Sekhmets-child Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what an amazing portrait. I bet the couple are delighted with your portrayal of them.
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:iconsecrets-of-the-pen:
secrets-of-the-pen Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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