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    Can't remember the artist...

    For whatever reason i've been trying to find a sketch. I can't remember who did it, but it's a B&W sketch of a guy sitting on a chair drawing himself, and it's photorealistic, and the guy's hair is all messed up and he has glasses on. The name totally slips my mind.

    If anyone could help me jog my memory it'd be much appreciated.

    [edit] got it. It's Chuck Close's "Big Self-Portrait" i was thinking of.

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    Last edited by ArtZealot; April 18th, 2012 at 09:04 PM.
    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    lol for a minute i almost linked http://www.auburnschools.org/carywoo...f-portrait.jpg rockwell but then i read the part about messed up hair...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.B View Post
    lol for a minute i almost linked http://www.auburnschools.org/carywoo...f-portrait.jpg rockwell but then i read the part about messed up hair...
    LOL the guy in the pencil drawing looks like Bill Nye The Science Guy
    man... bill nye the science guy's face has character... i should draw him...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.B View Post
    lol for a minute i almost linked http://www.auburnschools.org/carywoo...f-portrait.jpg rockwell but then i read the part about messed up hair...
    Hah, yeah i was talking with some co-workers about it, trying to remember and they all thought of that same painting as well.

    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporus View Post
    LOL the guy in the pencil drawing looks like Bill Nye The Science Guy
    man... bill nye the science guy's face has character... i should draw him...
    Sporus thats norman rockwell... one of the best drafstman and realist painters of his time. If you find the time go check out his museum in vermont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert.B View Post
    Sporus thats norman rockwell... one of the best drafstman and realist painters of his time. If you find the time go check out his museum in vermont.
    ohhh so that's what he looks like? i always knew of Norman Rockwell, like the doctor's office painting and the War stuff. now i have a face to put to the name thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sporus View Post
    ohhh so that's what he looks like? i always knew of Norman Rockwell, like the doctor's office painting and the War stuff. now i have a face to put to the name thanks.



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