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Jack Layton by inyourfacemakeupart Jack Layton by inyourfacemakeupart
My tribute to Jack Layton, done while listening to the 6th season of supernatural, took me approximately 6 hours, all done today.

Canada lost a great man, you will be missed by us all, may you rest in peace

"My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world."
<3
This piece has been mentionned in an article by The Globe and Mail -> [link]

used:
6" x 9" Strathmore Smooth paper
6B - B - H - 5H
tortillon, electric eraser & kneaded eraser

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sparrowsong83 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant job!!! Quite beautiful!
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Juunibi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
His funeral brought tears to my eyes. How I love that smile... It was the very first politician I actualy liked since René Lévêque.
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Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Brilliant work!
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:iconjolsten:
Jolsten Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!!
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O wow, this is one of the nicest pencel drawings I've ever seen.
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:O wow thanks!!!
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mburleigh8 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your welcome
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Thubakabra Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great job :clap:
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Croogix Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
I almost cried when I heard the sudden news about his death, this man made some of the most important Canadian history during my short lifetime... and now he's gone. ;A; He will be sorely missed, and I fully support the NDP's efforts to not only carry on his work at the same level (if not go even further), but to also finish what he started and change the world one bit at a time. <3 We need more politicians like smilin' Jack.
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markstewart Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
A wonderful portrait. I had to wiki him not being a local and he sounds like the real deal. Your portrait shows a warmth of character that is not easy to capture, well done. The quote is beautiful, the world needs more like him.
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c-antaloupe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Losing him was indeed a sad thing. As a canadian and quebecker, I feel really sad about it.
It's a beautiful work you did, I'm glad I got to see it:)
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Annie-Claudine Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifull. Really !
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Codinas Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The universe is comprehensible to us through of physical laws that describe their behavior and dinamics perfectly. :)
But the perfection of this picture :aww: is incomprehensible to us :confused:, because no human laws can describe your realism. :omg:
His detailed and matured face, his mustache and his teeth, that so masterfully you have managed to reflect on this work :clap:. They make the perfection of this picture is hardly attainable by the our elegant universe. :blahblah:
(^_^)(^_^)
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow girl, such praise and compliments! thank you so much I feel all shy now haha :hug:
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Codinas Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We are glad you have liked our small dissertation about your work :giggle:
You did an awesome drawing, very realistic and you deserve all our respect and admiration! :heart:
(^_^)(^_^) :hug:
PD: girl??? :confused: We are two boys :D :D, but anyway thanks!!
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yehcole Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Rest in Peace mister Layton. I totally believe in what he said about love,hope,and optimism.
And it's an amazing tribute for him you did there ,wonderful :) !
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icedec Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
I love this.
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:iconjubilette:
Jubilette Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! Great job :)
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:iconworldinsideart:
Worldinsideart Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very realistic.
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SMidnighT Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tu est vrm bonne et très bonne idée de dessin!! On a très rarement eu de politicien aussi sympatique!! RIP Jack Layton
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wla91 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the expression, amazing work!
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Scariecrow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing
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RayvensEye Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011   General Artist
Beautifully done !! And congrats on your piece being mentioned by the Globe and Mail :)
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tin-aw Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
RIP Jack Layton

Love your drawing.
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :heart:
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tin-aw Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
your welcome
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missdiazxox Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
great drawing!!! :)
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great rendering and subject matter. We needed him. He will definitely be missed.
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:iconinyourfacemakeupart:
inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Canada lost an amazing man
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.
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wayner8088 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RIP Mr. Layton :rose:
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:iconinyourfacemakeupart:
inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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donwold Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Beautifully done! A wonderful tribute.
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks <3
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LJ-Todd Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful drawing of a brillant man.

His passing came much too soon but never will we was as a nation forget all that he accomplished and stood for. R.I.P. Jack Layton, a true and great Canadian.
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he will always be remembered :heart:
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Joilieder Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Now this is fantastic! Love the white hair, his eyes, the mustache, wrinkles...everything! He is so handsome.
Awesome job!!! :iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that he is, thanks!! :) <3
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Sayla-Moon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawing captures the very essence of him and his personality. His role in Canada's history will be greatly celebrated, and his death mourned.
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I truely agree with you <3
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BeesArchive Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Writer
RIP :(
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart:
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candysamuels Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow!!! the drawing is brilliant..
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :heart:
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:iconcandysamuels:
candysamuels Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
my pleasure,you are amazing, i just started drawing 18 months ago at 50 years old hahah its fun
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br3ak-the-1ce Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You have improved loads! just went through your gallery and you can see the improvement with every drawing. This is by far your best.
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thanks! trying new things with every drawing :)
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BartPinnock Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa! Simply amazing! I really admire how you are able to give this man his age, so gently. I mean, the wrinkles in his face are so detailed, yet very gently present. It gives me a warm feeling about this man :)
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inyourfacemakeupart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you feel this way about the drawing because that's how he made people feel throughout his life, I'm glad I've been able to capture that :)
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