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My Bro - My Hero by Kat-Nicholson My Bro - My Hero by Kat-Nicholson
"Who ya gonna call?" :D

This is my Bro, Peter. He is 31 years old (so he's my senior by 1 year) he has Down's syndrome and he's the most awesome, loving, caring and inspiring person I know. There were times when I thought myself very unlucky when I was younger to have Pete as a brother as he was pretty hard work to grow up with, but now I wouldn't change him for the world. He's my hero. :)

We had a LOT of hours to kill on the way over to France just before Christmas as we'd missed the ferry due my being held-up on the train due to flooding. We had to wait something like 7 hours for the night-boat to roll around, and so we needed to kill some time. Pete very obligingly sat for me while I did a 2 hr portrait of him on my iPad (in 2x1hr sessions w/a short break for him in the middle) .. he's always been my most patient and willing sitter and it was great to have a chance to do a proper, colour painting for once, instead of another quick line-drawing. :)

Also, Pete loves ghostbusters. ;)

2hrs procreate ipad.
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bechanpanda Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Pete!! Aww this is awesome
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
^___^ cheers babe :) :hug:
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Slapsticky Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I have that T-shirt!:)
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
hurray! :D
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Beautiful work; you've captured something wonderful in his expression. What I wouldn't do for such a patient model!

I'm especially impressed with the lighting on his face and shirt (and what an awesome shirt it is!) it's very convincingly rendered.
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeh he's very patient bless him .. and even when he falls asleep he doesn't really move (and sometimes even sleeps with his eyes open.. creepy!) so he's good to draw/paint ^_^ I'm quite pleased with how the shirt came out.. less so the face tbh, I always struggle w/them x.X
Thanks for the comments hun!
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
My pleasure, Kat. :heart:
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fyta Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww :) I hope he's well! My love to you and your family :)
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Kat-Nicholson Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
dawwh :hug: :love: Herrow! ^_^ It's always a pleasure to find fyta-prints on my deviations :D :heart:
Thanks Fub, he's well enough, although he is certainly starting to look a bit older these days! (too many smile-lines around those eyes! :D) it's weird, cos in my mind he's still just the same as he was when he was 11 or 12, but even Peter Pan's starting to grow up!
And my love to you and yours fubble :heart:
x
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Simon-Williams-Art Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artist
God bless him! Pete's a wonderful guy. Awesome work, Kitten!
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