Urs Buhler, on a horse. Urs looked so relaxed and contented in that photograph, I had to draw a portrait from it.
Cute scene ! Lovely portrait ! Well done !
Thanks, Bilou. I liked the photograph
Yes, I understand perfectly !
Thank you, Breizh.
Many thanks, Henry. Sorry to be so slow responding. Had to buy a new computer. My old XP was giving me too many problems.
Oh, dear Jojemo, this is so nice... Fantastic drawing, I can feel his emotion... I enjoy to watch this masterpiece...
Thank you, dear lady. I had the same feeling as you, when I saw this photograph of Urs. My drawing is really darker than it appears here on S-P. I submitted the same file to DeviantArt, and they have displayed it as it really is. Thanks again. You can call me Joyce, if you want to, as it is my name.
You are very welcome dear Joyce, my name is Snežana, but you can call me Sneza (it is easier to write)...
Thank you for telling me your name, but perhaps you would rather I did not use it on this website. I am OK with your using either Jojemo, "Joje," or Joyce. I created the name Jojemo by taking the first two letters in my first, middle, and last name.
You can use my name, I just think it is little strange( it means Snowhite on English) that is why I created LadyS ... Just to be easier for people who does not understand my language...
Thank you, dear Claire.
Very good drawing !!!!! I like his expression !!!!!
Thank you. Urs' look of total contentment in the photograph is what caught my eye, too.
so beautiful and tender portrait!!!
Thanks dear Karina. I appreciate your comment. Sorry to be slow responding, but I've experienced computer problems. I'm on my new computer now, and hope the problems are behind me for awhile.
i wish for you Jojemo, and no problem you have time sometimes i have delays too, so keep smiling
Don't worry, I smile a lot. Even through the hard times. It is frustrating though, when things go wrong. Modern technology is getting so advanced, that it is hard to keep abreast of everything.
you're right it's the better way to see life even if somtimes it's not easy, bisous and take care
Thank you, Bernardino.
Many thanks, Zahira.
Thank you, Aresia.
Wonderful composition Joyce. It looks like it took some patience to do this one. A lot of detail work and scenery
Thanks Ray. Yes, this one took more time and patience. It was just what the doctor ordered, since I had been having computer problems for about three weeks. Finally dumpted my old XP and got a new HP7. Hope the problems are behind me for awhile.
Sound like it's time to celebrate you new fortune
I got both computer and printer set up on Saturday, but went to bed before a problem was solved. They were not talking to each other. Sunday, I resolved that problem. Since then, things have been looking up.
Very good Joyce
beautiful drawing Joyce, the horse is wonderful, I also like the background !
Thanks Didier. Urs I have drawn many times, although not so good sometimes. Horses are a whole different thing. I don't know a lot about them, even though one of our daughters has three horses. Kathryn and her husband belong to the Mounted Cowboy Shoot Association. They live in New Mexico, so I only see them once or twice a year.
oh you have a great luck to have a sister belonging to an association like this... I have too a sister who has an association with animals ; she's working as a musher in the Vercors (French Alps) and she proposes activities in nature with several of her 10 big white siberian dogs (walking, ski joering...)
That's interesting about your sister and how she trains her white Siberian dogs to perform. Actually it is our middle daughter, Kathryn, who has three horses. She used to have a Malamute dog called Emanon, that all of us loved. She had not named her dog yet, the first time she took her to a veternarian for its shots. The Vet's assistant wrote "No name yet" on her clipboard. Kathryn asked to see the clipboard. If you turn those letters around, "Emanon" spells No Name. That's how Emanon got her name. We used to sometimes call her "Emmy."
gorgeous composition, very peaceful ! superb portrait Joyce !
Thanks, dear Joane. It was the blissful expression on Urs face in the photograph that caught my eye. It also was a bit of a challenge drawing a horse, as I haven't drawn many horses. My portrait is actually darker than it looks here. I submitted the same file to DA and they posted it as it really is. Again, my sincere thanks.
both are really well done : Urs and his horse !!!
Thank you, dear. It was kind of you to say what you did. I don't think the Urs in my drawing looks quite like he looked in the photograph, but the horse came out pretty good. Of course someone who knows more about horses than I do, can probably find several faults with it.
Thank you, my friend.
BRAVO DEAR JO
Thank you, Carlos.
Great work Joyce!!!
For some inexplainable reason, I keep returning to this man. Perhaps it is because he was the first celebrity I attempted to draw a portrait of. Also, Urs always manages to look different in his photos. He seems to constantly reinvent his appearance. Sometimes his hair is long; sometimes short. Sometimes it is curly; sometimes straight. Sometimes he is smiling; sometimes he is serious, etc. An accomplished, versatile, complicated, and intriguing man.
I don't know him but I see he inspires you very much!!
Thank you, Marie. You are right about that!
WOW ! This is soooo beautiful ! I just love horse ! I did horse riding last weekend ..i was scared but had fun too ! I loved the guy you made too !
Thank you, Chiki. Urs Buhler has always been one of my favorite celebrities. I have drawn over thirty portraits of him, but many are not very good. Of our five children, four are still living: three girls and one boy. (Our oldest son, Michael, died last yearl.) Our four remaining children, all are adults, now. Our middle girl (Kathryn) and her husband (Robert) have three quarter horses. They belong to the Cowboy Mounted Shoot Association. They dress in Western clothing, ride their horses in an arena around a designated course that has been set up at each meet, and shoot at balloons tied to stakes. They are judged and scored on the time it took them to ride the course, and how accurate their shots are. Both are doing well in their groups. Growing up, Kathryn always wanted a horse, but we never lived where we could keep a horse. Now her wish has come true. Last year Kat retired from being an Air Traffic Controller. She now has more time to attend the meetings, and participate in them.
You are always welcome ! I am sorry about your son ...Be strong ! And its so nice of you to tell me about your children its soo good to hear . And your daughter Kathryn has a really exiting life ...its sounds really great ...I love cowboy style very much I have a cowboy hat but that is too bad ..If someday i get a chance i would love to dress like a cowboy and ride a horse ...Any ways its soo good to hear about your daughter ...
AWESOME I love horses and i love Urs too,,,uuhhhh his voice
I second those loves! I like hearing him sing the phrase, Si Tu Me Amas. Also, when he sings, Isabel. I love listening to all of the guys, but sometimes I wish each could sing one song all by himself. That way, instead of getting snipets of their voices, we could enjoy a whole song by each of them.
oooh MY LOVE GREAT !!!
Thanks, Vasy. Glad you like it. Urs stirs my emotions also.
This is lovely Joyce - how ambitious of you to attempt the whole photo - which has to be one of my favourites.
Thanks dear friend. It's one of my favorites also. Sorry to be so slow to answer. Have been out of town.
fabulous light and atmosphere on this work, very optimistic view
Thank you, Marie. At least it implys that Urs likes horses. I don't know about the rest of that stuff.
he really seems to love them here, there's a lot of tenderness and confidence in his attitude
The reference photo I used seemed to say those same things to me. That's why I was attracted to it, and had to try to draw it.
How funny - I'm working of a pastel of that very pic myself! It's a great drawing Joyce - love the blissfull smile and the sweather and also that you've added the background!
Thank you, Margrethe. Sorry to have not responded earlier. I've been out of town, attending a funeral. When will we see your pastel of this photo? I look forward to seeing it. I'm still not back on Il Divo's website. Guess the time that I was on it, was only good for a day. I have not been able to get back on, since then. I am too tired of trying to pursue it further at this time. Maybe, sometime in the future I will try again. And maybe not.
Don't be sorry dear - I've resently replied some VERY old comments from you among others - life gets in the way! I hope you eventually're able to get in - have you tried asking the mods for help? They've got mail obtions by their profilepic, so you don't have to be logged in, to contact'em. There're solutions in the help topic as well, but I assume, you already've tried everything. Bummer! I work a bit on the pastel in the evenings, but aren't really"in the zone" presently. Maybe 'cause it's been so hot latlely and I can't seem to get much done. Got unanswered mails to tend to as well (yours and Helen), which'er long overdue, but I'll get to it soon, as I've got vacaton in August and hopefully more time and energy!
I sent an e-mail to Ruth S., but did not hear from her. Maybe it got lost. Of course, there could be another reason. They might not want me to come back. I figure I'll give it a rest for several months. Then I may try again.
Thank you, ShaniaMarie. I guess you are an Urs fan, too.
Your drawing is very, very beautiful with so much feeling...
Thank you, ShaniaMarie. I think I know what he must be feeling. I like horses, but never had one. One of our daughters and her husband have four quarter horses.
I like horses, too. but never had one, too. But I love horses !!!!! My grandpa works with horses when he was young...
Although I grew up in a city, I spent many summers in my youth down on my maternal grandparents farm in Michigan, so I was around cows and horses, chickens, ducks and geese. But those horses were not riding horses. They were work horses, so I never learned to ride. Back home, my parents used to take my sister and I to a park where there were ponies. We got to ride them, but that was only occasionally, and once around the ring, unless we could talk Dad into letting us ride a second time....which seldom happened. But our daughter who has the horses, always wanted a horse from when she was little. We never lived where we could have horses, so I am glad she is finally realizing her dream. Both Kathryn and Bob belong to the CMSA (Cowboy Mounted Shoot Association) where they dress in Western clothes, ride their horses, and shoot at balloons around a course that has been set up usually in an arena. They win points and prize money according to their time and their accuracy. Kathryn won money twice at two different meets in Arizona recently. BTW, thanks for adding me to your favorite artists list.
Hello Jojemo, it's nice if you can live your dream. I grew up in the City and do not know the Country life. It must be nice to live on a farm. My Family told me about earlier in the village. Maybe one day I leave the city... I like to adding you on my favorite artist list, because your drawing are very beautiful !!
Thank you for your kind words about my gallery. I am still working toward my goal of realistic portraits. But lately I've fallen behind. Instead of drawing, I've been reading a lot. Also practicing on my Yamaha digital keyboard, a Christmas present from my husband....following the Thunder's games, OKC's professional basketball team.
pretty things, but do not forget to draw...
I doubt that I will stop drawing or painting, entirely. I've been doing it too long to stop now. But there are other things in life to enjoy, also. So, since I am getting up in years, I have branched out in my interests.
Yes, so true...
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