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Bob M
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posted 05-25-2014 06:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Before I was a space collector, I was an artist. But I've always been interested in space exploration and back when I drew often, I did several drawings relating to space, including one of Neil Armstrong shortly after him walking on the moon.

So, for those who may have interest in space autographs, space drawings, and many other drawings of people and things, please take time to visit my updated website.

The album containing space and other drawings is at the bottom, down past many albums of space material I've acquired during 42 years of collecting. What is shown there is a good representation of one individual's life-long involvement in hobbies of great interest.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 05-25-2014 08:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoa, Bob, your drawings are fantastic!!!

I love your style. I drew a lot as a kid and pencil sketching was also my preferred technique. I eventually became a designer which required me to communicate my ideas through drawing. But, inevitably, I migrated to 3D modeling and rendering with computers and let my hand skills erode. Lately, I've been thinking about picking up a pencil and giving it a go.

Your portfolio might have provided the spark I needed to get some graphite on my hands. Perhaps I should drive to your house and get some lessons. As good as I was, I never reached the level of your work.

I really like the tight portraits but the looser stuff, very Paul Calle-ish, I like even better. Beautiful.

gliderpilotuk
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posted 05-26-2014 06:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob, those drawings are just stunning. I especially like the Churchill and LBJ, which really draw you in to their eyes and the subtle skin texturing. It's a remarkable skill to produce work like this.

I also enjoyed the clarity and precision with which you have displayed your extensive collection. I know I've been promising to do this for years, so now I've got a role model, but don't expect any sketches!

Gilbert
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posted 05-26-2014 07:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob, I really enjoyed looking over your portfolio. Your work is very good and evokes nostalgic memories.

Thanks for sharing.

bruce
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posted 05-26-2014 09:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for sharing these, Bob. Excellent work!

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 05-26-2014 10:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You may not know this but Gilbert is an accomplished artist himself. I've seen some beautiful portrait work from him.

I hope I didn't make you blush Gilbert.

garymilgrom
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posted 05-26-2014 02:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob your drawings and comments remind me of noted auto illustrator Werner Buhrer.

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Philip
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posted 05-28-2014 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing artwork!

onesmallstep
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posted 05-28-2014 03:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What an impressive collection of covers/signatures, and excellent drawings! Your style reminds me of the late William Joffe Numeroff, who drew many portraits and envelope cachets of space subjects in his long career.

Bob M
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posted 07-22-2014 02:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the nice words, guys.

I collected "space" for many years, but it had been a long time since I drew anything relating to space. My time was spent collecting, not drawing. But recently I decided it was (past) time to do some drawings relating to space, and especially of those individuals involved in it. So for my first "space" drawing, what subject would be better or more appropriate than the first man in space: Yuri Gagarin?

I was able to acquire two good, clear photos of Gagarin and have drawn two portraits from them. The first drawing is from an early image of him, taken before he flew and while in training. The second drawing is from a later formal photo, with him showing the effects of being older and of the many banquets and dinners in his honor or where he was the main attraction. His was a handsome and interesting face.

Next, I plan to draw a portrait of "our" first man in space, Alan Shepard, and perhaps later Armstrong, among others.

fredtrav
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posted 07-22-2014 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fredtrav   Click Here to Email fredtrav     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent Bob. Looking forward to seeing what comes next.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 07-22-2014 06:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done Bob.

heng44
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posted 07-23-2014 03:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob, that is some excellent artwork. I really like the portraits.

BMckay
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posted 07-23-2014 05:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMckay   Click Here to Email BMckay     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bob, awesome...

Scott
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posted 07-23-2014 07:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Scott   Click Here to Email Scott     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow Bob, I am speechless. I never knew you were an artist, much less such a brilliant one. You truly have a rare gift. I enjoyed so much looking through the work you posted on your website. Thank you.

mjanovec
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posted 07-23-2014 11:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I somehow missed seeing this thread until now. These drawings are superb, Bob. You really capture faces well and get all of the little details and textures right to inject your drawings with life. The character in the faces really stands out!

Bob M
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posted 07-23-2014 05:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob M   Click Here to Email Bob M     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks, guys, for the nice words about my drawings. We all have our skills and abilities, and mine is being a good "pencil pusher," while Ed's skill is being a terrific painter of space scenes (and also did a great Sally Ride portrait).

Hopefully, after a while I'll have a finished portrait of Alan Shepard to present here, who would be quite appropriate to follow Gagarin, as he actually did!

alanh_7
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posted 07-23-2014 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Amazing job. Excellent work.

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