Friday, February 25, 2011

Mary In Mary And A Shared Page


Mary was brave enough to add photo references or herself in her moleskine which I took great liberties with.

Our shared page that started out here.

15 comments:

mollypeck said...

Love these!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL! ROTFLOL!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha ah ha ha ha!

What a riot! I may have to change my icon on facebook!!!!

I love these. They are absolutely wonderful!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These too too too funny! Excellent linework as well.

henniemavis said...

Ammon, I'm tickled pink as Mary's nose & cheeks! This character portrait of her is FABULOUS!!! She's been my real-life friend for over 20 years, so I know her face & personality pretty well... and I cannot believe how much of it her person you captured from a simple "photo reference." Your artistic style is a distillery of the soul! Super fun... & amusingly freaky, actually. WOW :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOL!!! I'm looking JUST LIKE this picture as I laugh my head off.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

By the way, I love the bunny bartender and the bunny drinker too--you did an incredibly good job incorporating what I did into your fabulous work!

roma said...

Love these, too.

ballookey said...

Wow, I just love that portrait - that's such a wonderful and precious thing to have! Amazing work!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Someone asked me if the barrettes were actually devil horns. LOL! I do look a bit devilish here. And I certainly have a bit of that in my personality!

Something Different said...

Well done Ammon! I have been meaning to see if you want to do another portrait exchange. Perhaps in the round 3 Moly's?

I had that one you drew of me from last time up on my living room wall for years. Until ... the person you drew in it with me and I split up. I need a replacement. What do you say?

Ammon said...

Thanks everyone. Whenever I do something like this there is a fear that it will not go over very well. Two Christmases ago somebody that I don't know asked for a "portrait" of herself and her husband. She sent me references of herself that were at least 20 years old. After several sketches her children were still saying that it didn't look like her. It did look like her 20 years ago which they were not referencing, of course. The best part was that the references that she sent of her husband were recent ones.

Devil horns! Maybe I should have added them?!

Andrea- I am sorry to hear about that news. You should burn that old one. I can't find your old photo (we moved and I cannot find a lot of stuff) so if you want to email me new ones I will get to work.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

For some reason, it tickles me--I always giggle when I see it.

Moineau En France said...

a fabulous caricature, capturing the artist as we love her best, in all her flaming brilliance, good will, devil may care smile, artistic passion and innocence. the mother-goosey bird was a brilliant touch! and as mary said, the line work is extraordinary. someone give this man a medal! i'm hanging on to it to remember one of my favorite living artists, and i don't say that lightly. thank you. ~lt xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Moineau En France said...

someone give this WOMAN a medal, pardon me! xoxoxooxox

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It was a MAN, Laura, who made the caricature! Ammon is a guy! I'm just the subject or model.