Your Face

I would love to see some of your beautiful faces, of course your Best Side. If you feel like posting a photo that would be great. Hint: you can even choose one from ten years ago. :smile:
Here is a painting I did pre-stroke in acrylics. I included my turkey-neck. Cheers, Derek

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Wow! I have always wished I could paint and/or draw. I can’t even draw decent stick people :roll_eyes::rofl::rofl:

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Love it!! That is really cool - how long did it take?

This is me at 79 degrees 20 minutes North on the m/v Plancius cold and eye issues!!! But I needed one selfie without my parka with the front of the ship, no overshields, some of a glacier, mini icebergs, the oceanwide flag and west ham and a polar bear pin!!! taken 10th June 2023 08.39 Svalbard time.

K :polar_bear: :wink:

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Wow you’re very talented Derek @Outlander i love that pic. I’m very envious as I’ve always wished I could draw/paint.

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Very impressed :clap: . I’ve never been blessed with artistic talents, even before my stroke. Thank you for sharing.

Regards Sue

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@BakersBunny @Mrs5K @Susan_Jane Thanks very much.
@KGB Thanks Mate. Nice pic of you and what a great background…wow! I think I see a P- bear on those mountains.

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How long!!! Please !! several sessions - days??? I’m looking at going to a brain injury charity studio in london to draw some more polar bears and want to know what I could do other than just drawing randomly on my table cloth!!!

But without funding it’s £113 a session and I am hoping for funding but I will pay myself if I can and want to…

:wink: :polar_bear:

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@KGB oops sorry. As I recall this portrait took me about 3 days. Working 4 hours a session. The size is small…about 12x12 inches. I like that polar bear drawing, very expressive.
Do you have an art supply shop near you? I would use large sheets of what we call here: Newsprint Paper, very economical. It looks like you used charcoal and white chalk?

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There’s a guy called Bankys who goes round world painting on walls and then theres the polar bear man who sketches on paving slabs in London

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@Outlander @Pds

I can’t bend down and don’t go out much but I like that idea!!

Actually that was drawn on my table cloth that I had to then cut in half and frame as one of my two week long hobbies was drawing polar bears and snow leopards on the table cloth as I was trying to get eye rest from watching TV :roll_eyes: :exploding_head:

12x12 is good and that is much more talented than mine!!!

I used a black biro, a white pen I use for Polars’ birthday cards on his black paper and a blue marker!!! not for that one but I’ll try and take a pic of this if the glass behaves…

I’m not talented just repetitive with OCD so I could draw you a polar bear or a snow leopard with a piece of paper and a black pen…

K :polar_bear: :wink:

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@KGB Cool Beans Brother!

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Is that what vegan polar bears eat cool beans ? An unusual request Outlander. Avoid looking at any image of myself. Fresh out of hospital and down in dumps a friend who had just recovered from a brain infection said I find smiling at a mirror cheers me up. So wish I hadn’t tried that😩. With bleary vision , couldn’t focus. What a face ! What I found impressive about your portrait was the reflection from your glasses. Have only one photo of me that I’m proud of. Taken when I was off guard, usually look like anugly snarling suntanned polar bear

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@Pds

No wonder you were smiling after all those glasses of ‘pop’.

You’re a brave man exposing your physog.

:+1:

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@Pds Thanks, hey what a handsome and distinguished face.
“cool beans” is just a funny term we use here in the states.
Kind of like the UK thing…“Bobs your Uncle”.

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hi all here’s my first bit of art ive done since schooldays and after my stroke !!! its my interpretation of Van Goghs starry night !! :rofl: :rofl: :+1:

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PS did this at my local Headway which i love going to :+1: :heart_eyes:

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@Moonie66

Good job, instantly recognisable, all you need now is a few buyers. Make them form an orderly queue. And charge at least £5,000,000 for each picture.

Painting can be a great way to express what is inside.

Keep on keepin’ on
:paintbrush: :artist: :art:

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That is brilliant pre-strokes I went to the exhibition in Paris with the lights etc! Now no effing way would my eyes cope1!!!

I want to go and draw / paint / whatever polar bears!!! And maybe a couple of snow leopards for JP …

Trying to get funding to go to my local - I will pay if I need to it costs £113 a session…

Plus return cab £30 plus mini (@Moonie66 - mini - not biker bears) polar bears + 10 hours of prep and worry…

My local in Dalston and my OT recommends it.

They have a waiting list and you can’t get on it until funding is secured but I’m going to go for by end of November and I will do it!!!

K :polar_bear: :wink:

can’t even look at this properly now without my eyes going funny :sweat: :rofl: :roll_eyes: :exploding_head:

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That’s a nice photo of you @Pds! And you in the flesh aren’t too bad either. :nerd_face:

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I haven’t drawn for a while so I just said to JP draw me two dots on either side of this page and let me see if I can remember… So just to illustrate that I am no @Outlander @Moonie66 or @Pds

I just did this.

Average but if I did it 3 more times it would be better because of repetitiveness…

Which is why I get easily distracted and no more tonight anyway!!!

Keep cool all K

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