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Andrew Jackson as Everard by rebellion Andrew Jackson as Everard by rebellion
You know, more than once in a while, I'll run into someone. They'll happen to sit beside me on a bus bench, or I'll brush shoulders with them on a sidewalk. I see them from a distance, and something about their face captivates me. I find something unique about it, some kind of quality I can't define that draws me to them; and makes me want to ask if I could please sketch them quickly. I never ask anyone, of course, cause I'm way too shy and that would just be plain creepy.
But as I was working this summer, one of the many jobs I was rotated through involved the handling and transactions of chash (aka, clerk). The place I worked was a big tourism hotspot, so we'd take american money as well as canadian. Now, I have no idea who Andrew Jackson is, or what part he played in American history. I just felt that artist's attraction in the face on the american 20. So, I found another picture, and drew the portait.

I know it isn't a perfect likeness or whatever, but I changed bits and pieces. I think I liked that face so much because it was exactly what I'd imagined for one of my characters... You're prolly all thinking 'BLASPHEMY!'. I know. But I don't care. This face was exactly what I was looking for, and since A.J. has been dead for gosh knows how long, and his picture is common, there was no awkwardness involved like when i saw the person in the street. So, HA.

I just jotted the vague likeness as shown on the 20 onto a piece of paper, and since i did that, I didn't have any strict shading to go by: I had to make a lot of it up. >> I screwed with the clothing too, did you notice?

O.7 mech pencil
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fast-hwy Featured By Owner May 3, 2007
nice I liked Andrew Jackson.
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rebellion Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
:D he's got cool hair.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
Nicely detailed and stylized. The face is very well rendered. Fine resemblance. Solid work.
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rebellion Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
:) You always make me fell much better about everything. Your support is very much appreciated.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
You are most welcome:).
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Drowned-By-Darkness Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Wow! Awesome as always!
It's such a shame that the page was folded or that you couldn't get the fold out better. It looks really good. I love your shading and I can definatly see why this is a face that attracted you to it. It's definatly your kind of face.
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rebellion Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
... what's THAT supposed to mean? 'My kind of face'?! I don't care it's folded. It's good where it's supposed to be.
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Drowned-By-Darkness Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Eeps! *hides* It is good. And it's 'your kind of face' in that it's a face you'd definatly like.
It definatly is good but folds suck.
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Zamron Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
Amazing shading on the face!
You're an awesome artist. :)
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rebellion Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
aww... so are yew.
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