Ask not what your country can do for you.. by Gary Fernandez

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy portrait done in Faber Caster and Prisma coloured pencils on a 26×34cm cold press illustration board. One wonders what our world today would be like if this man was allowed to live.

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jfk, portrait, gary fernandez

I am a self taught coloured pencil artist residing in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. My passion at the moment is human portraiture, especially celebrities, as due to their high profile nature the margin for error is minute and an intriguing challenge. I also do commissions, both human and non-human, when the occasion arises. Thank you for viewing my work and feel free to leave any comments, good or bad, and I will certainly respond.

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 3 years ago

    How beautiful work

  • Thanks Bobby for you comment.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Shannon Rogers
    Shannon Rogersover 3 years ago

    Brilliant work Gary of the Legend himself, very well done mate :)

  • Thanks Shannon, very much appreciated.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Margaret Sanderson
    Margaret Sande...over 3 years ago

    Woah Stop! This is far too good. The sunglasses, hair and facial expression are absolutely faultless Gary, and that bit of blue in the background is just enough to compliment the whole image. Brilliant work!

  • Thanks heaps Margaret, wasn’t till I’d finished that it came to me that it had a ‘red, white and blue’ feel to it, purely unintended and as you once said sometimes we just get lucky like that.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • nellaevad
    nellaevadover 3 years ago

    an amazing piece of work.

  • Thank you Dave, very much appreciated.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Kate Eller
    Kate Ellerover 3 years ago

    I have often wondered the same thing. This is a great likeness. Beautiful work Gary!

  • Many thanks Kate for your lovely comment. He must have been a great man as I have these thoughts and I’m an Australian!

    – Gary Fernandez

  • YorksSherman
    YorksShermanover 3 years ago

    Very nice work!! This is a fav for sure. you are very talented for being self taught. My boyfriend also self taught is in the middle of painting JFK. He just finished Lincoln and Washington.

  • Many thanks for your comment and perhaps your boyfriend could put his works on bubble for all to see.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 3 years ago

    fantastic work!!

  • Thanks Sally, much appreciated.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 3 years ago

    Fantastic work…you’ve captured that thoughtful expression in his eyes perfectly…

  • Thank you very much Pam for that lovely comment.

    – Gary Fernandez

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

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    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Deborah, great buzz to be featured in your group.

    – Gary Fernandez

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