Pensive Enough by Randy Turnbow

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Top Ten, etc The world as we see it or as we missed it child portrait of the week

I consider the swing, the slide, the GI Joe, the cartoon DVD
All require exhausting thought
Spend more than 5 minutes per? Certainly not
Pensive enough for my three years?
I forgot
- R Turnbow

Canon 7D, f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO-200, 300mm

Layered onto original texture backgrounds in PS Elements, desaturated and colored in Topaz BW Effects, finished in PS Lightroom.


child, toddler, boy, black, white, monochrome, pensive, face

I am self taught, with an imagination that will not stop. I started drawing as a kid, and dabbled with correspondence art school but never took art in high school or college because I felt it might constrain me. I was wrong, but no crying over spilled milk.

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  • Nicole  McKinney
    Nicole McKinneyalmost 2 years ago

    Love it!!! Such unusual processing for such a young subject~ but it really works!

  • Thanks Nicole, trying something new to give a bit more character. Kids are so blemish free and he’s only 3 1/2 but it makes him look older for sure.

    – Randy Turnbow

  • BTW, I didn’t add any texture to the boys face, I only brought out what was already there.

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Nicole  McKinney
    Nicole McKinneyalmost 2 years ago

    I believe you! I had seen someone try this with another kid and have on my (long) list of ideas to play around with. But ya gotta have the right image and this is it! Your poetry is spot on as well.

  • :)

    – Randy Turnbow

  • lamiel
    lamielalmost 2 years ago

    Super work! Great detailed portrait.

  • Thanks so much!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandalmost 2 years ago

    Great portrait mate.

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  • Appreciated D!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • CanyonWind
  • Thanks so much!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 2 years ago

    Such a serious expression, love it

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  • Thanks so much for the feature!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • micklyn
    micklynalmost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful portrait – fantastic mood. : )

  • Thanks micklyn!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Keri Harrish
    Keri Harrishalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, wonderful image. Your feature can be viewed up large Here


    Bevlea & Keri, October 2012

  • Thanks for the great feature Bevlea and Keri!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • And for the fave!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    Randy, I just adore this. Really marvelous work!

  • Thanks for the comment and the fave Maree!

    – Randy Turnbow

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • :)

    – Randy Turnbow

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