|26 Apr 2008|| Katherine Deros|
Aww my Gawd, the expressions are SO intense!! the play of shadows is awesome and gives a great effect. And that background...
So much detail and lovely colors. Everything is lovely to the eye in there, awesome job as always Joel N. Barkley
replies: "You are so funny! OMG! lol! I wanted the king to appear as though he was being told some startling news, the likes of which was causing him to get angrier by the moment, so I’m glad that his intense expression does indeed read well."
|27 Aug 2008|| Annemie Thijs|
Damn right. The expressions make this piece, and I like this one best in your whole fine gallery. Joel N. Barkley
replies: "(Deep low bow) Thank you most kindly! I really do love this piece. I really want to thank you for stopping by my gallery and taking the time to leave a message. Peace, Joel"
|4 Sep 2008|| Sharon moore|
I really love your use of texture and the mystical quality of your work, you have inspired me! Joel N. Barkley
replies: "Thank you thank you! I work very hard at my craft! I’m especially complimented to have inspired someone!!!!"
|21 Nov 2008|| Arya Rowandale|
It looks like you took pictures of actual people, photoshopped it, painted...
The inspiration is overwhelming. Joel N. Barkley
replies: "All of my art is hand drawn and hand painted. No air brushing, no photoshop. I don’t even know how to run the photo shop on my computer. It just sits there gathering digital dust. I work from photos of models, everything is free hand drawn, with painstaking care. I takes hours to do each face and days to do an entire torso. I have ridiculous standards for myself. I guess that makes me an ego maniac! Oh, well, at least there’s art to enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!"