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Portrait of Peter Morris by imaginee Portrait of Peter Morris by imaginee
This was a commission, one that I worked on for near 2 months. Peter was the drummer of the band Bipolar, he passed away last year...his dad wanted a portrait of him and also of him playing his drums so I came up with this idea. The drums took a very long time to draw, the reference for them were not a HQ photo but I was able to see most all of the different tones/shapes so this is what I drew. The sky BG was made up and the words in the clouds were what the client requested. Today Pete (the client) came to my home to pick up the portrait, this was a first for me because I always ship the drawings to there new homes. The emotions that we're seen and felt were ones I will never ever forget!

18 x 24 inches
Vellum Bristol
Mechanical pencil 3b
Graphite pencil b and h
Tissue and blending stumps

Close-up 1: [link]
Close-up 2: [link]
Wip images: [link]
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:iconemiliac:
emiliac Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
I wonder if I will die before I do something like this.
You're simply incredible,your patience is..wow!
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branwyn1975 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
this is so incredible. I sit here in awe.
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Fineliners Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The drumsticks!!!! :o Wow :P Absolutely fantastic... *adds to watch* ... :D
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NAIWA Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
I cannot believe how talented you are...I mean, you are really talented! I wish I could draw this well. It is a true gift.
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Joy-cheers Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Truly Amazing!!!!
:D
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wackymanda Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
That is simply fabulous. And no matter how many times I read about the method you use to do these drawings or however many of yours I look at, I still find them amazing.
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xXflyleaf-2008xX Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
dude it looks like somone took a picture
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LunaNueva01 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
OMG! This is amazing!!! No - amazing doesn't even cover this!

This is just...:faint:
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Dragonsanddaffodils Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008
Just incredible!!
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jagged-1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
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wow!!! excellent work!!! :+fav:
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chithra80 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Wow Amazing. I wish I can sketch like you one day.
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HOLIMOUNT Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
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GOD
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Marcysiabush Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
verry nice ...pitty I don't know him ^^
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deranged07 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's great! I especially like the bottom part. It's all wonderful though! =D
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Jeanne-Lui Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant!!
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Master Artist this is amazing and beautiful...Two months is long and you certainly have patience
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t001 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007   Traditional Artist
you out did yourself on this one Linda. For me, this is you at your best. You have a unique ability to capture the soul of your subject no matter what it is. Beautiful work.
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YAMOREpassion Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
OMG..miss Linda...i am YAMORE from colombia south america ...MISS!!!! U DONT HAVE IDEA HOW MUCH I DO ADMIRE U JUST CAN `T OMG UR ARTWORK IS ONE OF THE GREATES IN THE WHOLE WORlD AND I THANKS GOD THE DAY I SAW THIS PAGE AND FOUND SUCH AMAZING ARTISTS LIKE U ...I DONT EVEN KNOW U BUT TRUST ME..U ARE ONE OF MY HEROES..FOR SURE...U ARE DEFINITIVELLY ONE OF THE GREATEST ICONS I C AS REFFERENCE IN MY LIFE TO FOLLOW AND LEARN FROM...I WILL TURN 21 ON THIS DECEMBER 13 AND THE FIRST TIME I SAW UR PAGE THANKS TO ZINDY DIELSEN`S HELP WAS 1 YEAR AGO ...i allways will have so much to learn and i am so happy that there are so talented artist like u that love to share that gift with the rest of us so...in name of everysingle one that likes and love what u love to do...i say...:THANKS...THANK U VERY MUCH FOR WAS BORN...by the way i will feel really .but really exited and happy if u check my gallery and give me some advices...pleeeeeeeeeeeeease!!! hehehe i will absorb every single comment u can give me to get better and improve my skill..thanks c ya and congrats..

__Yair Moreno Esdcobar...mostly known as YAMORE..
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Lorelai82 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
awsome work!!
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Belbecat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
holey moley?
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CatDesires Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
Sweet.
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ayperisi Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007
wouwwwwwww! it looks gorgeous!!!
you are amazing :))
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
What a stunning piece... very beautiful work. I love the details and the depth you created. The drums turned out really well, actually! So yes, fantastic work, well done!
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xXLacedwithCrueltyXx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007   Traditional Artist
WOW!!! I'm amazed!
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tsartwork Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
That is awesome!!!
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mehdic Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
the spirit carries on ! Does he have a relation with dream theater?
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WitchiArt Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your pictures is featured at my journa, hope you don't mind. [link] :aww:
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
How sad but an incredible piece & a great memory :clap:
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Faith1990 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
it's lifelike! Truely brilliant work :glomp:
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gramarye Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Beautiful work my friend!
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E777Y Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
amazing.
geez im doing my first commisioned portrait..finding it hard to enjoy doing it..
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SimpleZzZ Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
i love the t-shirt and the background!!
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:iconsunari:
sunari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
Fantastic work! :faint:
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RinggoldAtienza Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
That's you already finished thi sone. :) It's soo cool.
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akinosa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
wow this is amazing!!! great job its so great, love the detail!~:D
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Meiolga Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
GREAT JOB !
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PreetK Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
TOTALLY WOW Imaginee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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marisakueh Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
:worship: you're amazing, Linda. Very very nice work.
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NoEYEdeer Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Amazing. I espesh love the drumstick twirl.
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SteveJasper Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant :headbang:
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ForeverCreative Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
BRAVO! wonderful work.
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deona Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
I thought that the bottom portion/drummer was copied into the portrait, it looks just like a sorta blurry photo! That's amazing!

What's more amazing I am sure is sharing the emotions that the gentleman had when he saw it. Your talent is such a gift, and to share it in a way that gives other people good feelings is the best way to put it to work in my opinion.
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Embers Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
I admit I've never heard of the person you drew but I can trust 100 % that the likeness is there. You couldn't fail with it. Your work makes me speechless... I could try how hard ever to produce a compliment about how stunning this drawing is but I really think I'd just fail anyway. ;)

:worship: There. That's all.
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patricktoifl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!!! Very well done!
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woodsman123452001 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
It is nice to hear that your work was so appreciated by the family. Nice work.
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MoStoopid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Aw,that's the kind of thing I like to hear,how art like this can touch another so deeply! What a wonderful story and outcome....Thank you for giving back with your art :D
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ingalille Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is stunning. It looks so real, it's one of the best works I've seen from you. Especially the smalle image looks like it could be a photo. It's gorgeous. I bet anyone who cared for him would be very touched if they saw this. Amazingly good work.
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R-B Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007   Digital Artist
What a lovely piece, and nice story behind it too :)
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plopez Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
an amazing beautiful drawing!!! I certainly cannot believe the challenges you have endured from the drums!
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ReD-CARNAGE Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
wow!!!!..great job :)
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