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Just me. by jacksl Just me. by jacksl
Like a bird on a wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old-fashioned book,
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.

If I, If I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by,
If I, If I have been untrue,
I hope you know it was never to you.


Just me.



By the way.....this is my 200th deviation....so I thought I'd mark it with some shameless vanity!!
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:iconstargazer91:
stargazer91 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Question? When you draw someone with glasses do you draw the glasses first?
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. I draw it in stages...drawing it as a whole, not separate parts.
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PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A fine self portrait! if a little vain, only joking! ;) 
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha! Too true :D
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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you I collect self portraits:-)
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, thank you too!
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EatYourCapsaicin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
stinkin good. stinkin GREAT. stinkin BEAUTIFUL.
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thanks very much :D
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:iconduvolks:
duvolks Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful... :D
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eduardo...you'll get me blushing in a minute :D :blushes:
Thank you :) :hug:
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:iconduvolks:
duvolks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
my pleasure,my sweetie Jackie!!you're awesome,only!! :D xoxo
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww....:huggle:
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:iconduvolks:
duvolks Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
lovely :)
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:iconminzile:
Minzile Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   General Artist
i always thought you had not uploaded that drawing!! i knew it from your avatar. great to see it! it's one of my faves from you :love:
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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priyajewan Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME ^_^
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!!
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Joilieder Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Excellent selfr-portrait! The eyes and glasses are particularly good. Great job!
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :D
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:iconnosuchone:
nosuchone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very expressive. Very curious about your method and reference on this. Photo? Mirror?
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I took a photo with a digital camera, and drew it from there :)
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:iconnosuchone:
nosuchone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
did you just freehand from teh reference photo or grid it out?
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
freehand...I find grids too restrictive :)
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:iconnosuchone:
nosuchone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I vascilate back and forth myself... love the emotion I can put into freehand, and love the realism i can achieve with the grid.... left brain battles right...

Anywho this is a great and expressive work... I look forward to the watching you.
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jacksl Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much. Only one of my drawings on here has been achieved by using a grid, and that is the one of Sylar. I drew him freehand at first, but something wasn't quite right, so I tried a grid and was happier.
At least two of my drawings are technically quite flawed, but I love the effect and emotion in them, so I haven't made any changes (Clint Eastwood, and Tim Curry...I've drawn the noses WAY too long!)
I prefer to be thrilled with the texture; light and feelings, rather than the proportions...they win every time. Thank you :)
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nosuchone Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think that some of my technically flawed drawings are my best, i find they are flawed in ways that reveal things about me, my feeling, or my reaction to the subject, e.g. eyes too big, or tilted into another emotion...

I am really enjoying your work, and agree the fun is in the texture, light and feeling.
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TheMiddleChild Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
wow this is a beautiful portrait.
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did you look in a mirror to do this? and how long does it take to draw a artwork like this? huh?:poke:huh?
It is beautiful Jackie and so are you:heart:
See how friggin charming I am?,,,if I was good looking I would be rich I tell ya!
:flowerpot:
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jacksl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D I took a photograph and copied it straight off the camera..
It took about 4 hours....I rarely draw anything bigger than A4 size, so that cuts down the time.
Thank you Chris :huggle:
You're incredibly charming!!! :hug:
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am:nod:

cool how you do that
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :hug:
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chrisntheboat Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:clap:
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kimberlymaustin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
I am very impressed! Stunning! Congrats on your 200th deviation :)
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Book-of-LostThings Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you...and for the fave also!
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Blackfire-Dragon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
how come i hadnt faved this yet? :confused:
:blowkiss:
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know hun...but I'm happy you have now!!!
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Emeraldgreen46 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
You did it...
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What did I do?
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Abatwa-Oolie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are amazing :)
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jacksl Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug: thanks hun
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abersen Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!!!! Great work!
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jacksl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it, thanks! :hug:
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colm85 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Love this!
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:iconjacksl:
jacksl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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kjyBkuz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I don't like the use of the word JUST in the title.

JUST - implies belittlement.

JUST - infers dismissal.

JUST - assumes simplicity

If this were a JUST world . . .

You would be fined for misrepresentation of that which is worthy of praise.

. . . NAMELY

. . . YOU ! !

Much admiration . . .

. . . Kevin
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jacksl Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes:...aww....stop it.....you've got me blushing now....
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