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jonesc2ii
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Many years ago I was a professional artist. I did mainly portraits in pencil.

Do any members know whether there would be a market for pencil (or acrylic paint) portraits of magicians?

Here's some samples of my work to give you an idea of the kind of thing I'm talking about:

http://www.ixyl.co.uk/pix/jonesc2ii/johnnydepp2.jpg
http://www.ixyl.co.uk/pix/jonesc2ii/otter.jpg
http://www.ixyl.co.uk/pix/jonesc2ii/self1.jpg

well, you get the idea.

Any thoughts?
www.ixyl.co.uk/forums - for when you fancy a debate or a quiet chat.
blindbo
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There is always a market for talent.
To steal a line from a movie...
"Build it and they will come."

Best of Luck!
Chrystal
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Amazing, amazing, amazing, talent...truly beautiful. I'm sure no matter what you do decide to pursue you will find a market for it. Good luck! Smile
irossall
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Wonderful work. You might try getting some business at some of the Magic Conventions. Blindbo and Chrystal said it all, you just need to get some exposure for your work and I believe that everything will fall into place for you. Best of luck.
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Marshall Thornside
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Yes there would be.
Salas was one magician in the Chicago area who
did portraits of magicians.
He did one of the Gwynne family and the first members of the Round Table.
The Round Table portrait found here:
http://www.leejacobsproductions.com/posters3.htm#chicago
were all lithed, signed and numbered and there's a map to guide you to who's who.
[my dad is in that one too].

Another artist who did a few portraits was
Louise Diamond. Although she did not sell her
paintings, she did an amazing job. She only
has a few and didn't too a lot of magicians.
a handful: my dad, Houdidni, Gwynne, Blackstone.

I think if they were to be auctioned off they
would probably go for a hefty price.

It's something worth looking into.
currently I am doing mural and fabric work.
I already had someone wanting photos of my
ask Alexander.

good luck.
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GlenD
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Your work looks very nice there Jonesc2ii.
I wish you good luck in this area, you do seem to have a talent for it!
I am a lefty and pencil work was always a bit difficult for me as I tend to drag my hand right across the paper and get a lot of smudging (even in everyday writing also).
But anyways, your pictures are really good.

GlenD
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Ellen Kotzin
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I love it! I actually purchased a caricature of Harry for my fan club and website (see http://www.harryandersonfan.com under news)
But I think that those real-life portraits would be great too!

You are very talented and I would market it! (even EBAY perhaps!)

Ellen
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