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Bookie's Portrait

Discussion in 'H.I. Cantina' started by Bookie, Jan 14, 2016.

  1. Bookie

    Bookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    The intent of this post is not to toot my own horn about me, but to show off and applaud the outstanding artwork abilities of one of our forumite friends, Alan Yip Choy. Making a long story short, Alan did the artwork and it doesn't get much better than this. Shoot! It even looks like me. Well, it would have 40 some years ago anyway! Thanks, Alan!
  2. LaRueOBR556


    Dec 1, 2015
    Amazing! Is it airbrush or pencil?
  3. Bigbore577


    Jun 15, 2006
    Alan is most certainly a stellar artist. Not only with his artistic talent but also with his level of composition. He's also a gentleman and a pleasure to work with.
  4. Bawanna

    Bawanna Moderator Moderator

    Dec 19, 2012
    I see a little bit of Glen Campbell or maybe Roy Clark.

    I believe it's charcoal but don't quote me on that. I'll second Bigbores comments, he's genuine good guy.

    We're hatching a plan to offer his highly coveted "Birth of a Khukri" portrait for sale to members with proceeds going to the much depleted Kami relief fund.
    I'll have more details when it's all worked out. Genuine good guy with good karma/dharma to boot.

    Bookie, I like Glen Campbell and Roy Clark, that was a good thing, not an insult. You can be anybody you want to be.

    Did you ever let the cat out of the sack and tell your wife where it came from?
  5. yipchoy


    Sep 24, 2015
    Thanks for the compliments folks. It was an honor to do this for Bookie. The portrait is done in charcoal.
  6. ndoghouse

    ndoghouse Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Dude:eek: You are good:thumbup: Id do good to draw one of these emoticons :D Do you post you work in galleries somewhere where we could see more? Id love to see more of your work.
  7. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    Impressive artwork! (We were already impressed with Bookie's background.) An instant family heirloom!
  8. cul4u01

    cul4u01 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    :eek: Way impressive, superb!
  9. Shavru


    Feb 20, 2014
    Have to agree with everyone. Another exceptionally talented Forumite. I think the "Birth of a Khukuri" is stunning, but this one looks like you can feel the texture of the cloth patch. One of the things I like best about the pieces of Alan's work that I have seen is how the people in his pieces seem to have "presence" You get a feeling for the personality of the individual not just the image of them. I think it has to do with the pose and the details around the piece that seem to enhance the person more so than being a separate part of the picture. But however he does it, there is something more to his work than just an image of the person. Maybe that is what it is. He captures concepts and ideas more so than just a picture of a person.
  10. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Awesome !!!
  11. SingleGrind


    Jun 15, 2015
    Wow. Yet another gorgeous piece by Alan. I think Shavru put it perfectly, these depictions have fantastic presence.

    I'm with ndog; please point us to more of your work if possible!

    Oh and Bookie, I think we finally found the cover for your biographical documentary! And a name too! "From Army Patch to Corn Patch"
  12. yipchoy


    Sep 24, 2015
    Hi Folks,
    once again thanks for the kind complements. In answer to whether I have a website with more pieces of my work, unfortunately not. My bride, who is also an incredible artist, is encouraging me to get a site.
    All the best,
  13. gurkha berserka

    gurkha berserka

    Aug 16, 2014
    Really cool! One of a kind piece.
  14. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Incredible work!
  15. Jackal_89


    Nov 13, 2015
    Amazing work! That is some outstanding rendering on the patch in the background!
  16. Yangdu

    Yangdu [email protected] Himalayan Imports-Owner Moderator

    Apr 5, 2005
    Amazing work by Alan !
    Thank you for sharing

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