Friday, April 13, 2007


"Jarhead" - graphite on paper

It was a pleasure to do this for a friend.

“The devil is in the details, and everything we do in the military is a detail”
Hyman George Rickover


vivien said...

anita this is absolutely fantastic! I can't believe how brilliant it is - stunning!

Stacy said...

Holy cr*p Anita!! (And I mean that in the best sense. :D ) This is one of your best!! I love the shine on the cap and the light on his face. You certainly haven't lost your touch. I'm in awe.

I like your vase in the last post too. The hatching gives it real energy.

It's good to see you posting again!

Jay Donovan said...

Good Lord, I thought this was a photograph of, maybe, your son. This is mersmanic! I never cease to be amazed by the depth of you skill!!!

MrsSnowy said...

I thought it was your son too. Fantastic work, Anita.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. The detail in the cap alone is wonderful; not just the shininess of the cap, but the reflections in the shiny parts, and the stitching. Just incredible.

Katherine said...

Good to see you posting again - I'd almost given up on you!!!

This is absolutely terrific - I'm sure you've made a mum very happy.

Megan Wolfe said...

Beautiful! The skin texture is amazing, and just look at those eye lashes! :D

Kim said...

Hi Anita
don't know whether my last comment went through...any way
Great Portrat!!!
Happy Mother's day
and I hope ypou don't mind....I have tagged you.....
have a great day

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