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Oh Teddy by Junryou-na-Kokoro Oh Teddy by Junryou-na-Kokoro
Part of my first project for Advanced Illustration this semester. We were told to illustrate 6 portraits of persons (living or dead) who we would want to have as "Facebook Friends."

My favorite of all the illustrations I did was of the United States' 26th president - Theodore Roosevelt. This guy was pretty much the most hardcore, kick-ass president ever. I'm reading a biography about him by Douglas Brinkley (fittingly titled The Wilderness Warrior), and let me tell you, Teddy was full of vigor and wit!

This was painted with Copic sketch markers on marker paper in a matter of 3 hours. I was SO HIGHafterwards...
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GenteelJeff Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Student General Artist
Well, what a weird coincidence...?
A friend told me about how badass Theodore Roosevelt was. So I've decided I wanted to search up awesome pictures of online.
Then I found this...

I love your choice of colors on this one! XD
Though I never knew I'd stumble onto one of your art indirectly.
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ahahha! That is weird. xD

This is so olllld. Still, glad you like how it turned out. Thank you!
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GenteelJeff Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! XD
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zillafire101 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
There's them awesome teeth.
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
He had the grandest smile!
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Teddy-Roosevelt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Artist
i give you my stamp of approval Fool Emoji-10 (Thumbs Up) [V1] 
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ouo Yay, thank you, Teddy.
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TimeRider11 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Great job!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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skrambles105 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Roughrider #1
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RestlessEcho Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Bully! You make my history-nerd heart happy!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
8D Your comment made me happy!
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Midnight101 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
TEDDY!!! :D
He was such an awesome president!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
;D Pshaw, yeah he was!
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WolvesInSpace Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Why does this make me laugh so much?
Well, Theodore would make an amazing facebook friend.

Facebook: 'You have been poked by Teddy Roosevelt'

Me: :O
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:D Because his smile is hilarious and makes you want to smile with him.

*dies from laughing at being poked by Teddy*
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WolvesInSpace Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
XD
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night-howl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teddy is a fun president. I liked reading about him the most out of all the other presidents in my history class.

Amazing job as always! I never tired of seeing your work.It always reminds me why I am into art <33
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: Agreed right there.

^^ Aww, well thanks so much!
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LeftWingDuck Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice detailing...he was quite the character old Teddy was. Fantastic job especially for using markers!
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: That he was! Thanks, Hanna.
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PatchesGryphon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Aw, Teddy would have been so awesome to meet! Very good job on the portrait by the way, I can almost hear him laughing 8D
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
xD That he would. Thanks a lot!
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Pred-Adopts Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Haha I have to agree that he was pretty darn hard-core and certainly did a great amount for the country. Read about him a lot in history and man, he was amazing ff

I really like the work you did with the medium -- I've read that copics are wonderful things to work with. Great work with his face and with the colors. Can definitely tell it's Teddy without a second thought.
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Totally! Teddy was so hard-core. I'm reading a biography on him - The Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley - and he sounded like a fabulous and hearty man.

:) Copics are a blast and very nice to work with. Thank you very much!
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WolfieBobcat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome. I wish I could draw people this good. I'd have to say George Washington is my favorite, but Teddy is probably 3rd or 4th
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, I still don't feel like I draw people very well myself, but thank you!

G.W. would probably be my... 4th or 5th favorite president, yup.
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siriuslylostwerewolf Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
lol I'd have Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, FDR, and JFK. 8D
That sounds like a fun project. I'd have trouble deciding who to draw! Did you have to draw them all in different mediums? (I noticed the diversity of the three you posted)
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
xD Um, yes. It was hard to choose between Abe & Teddy!

Yes, very perceptive, Nutters! I actually made 6 different portraits, each in a different medium, but I only posted the 3 that I liked. xD
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OkamiTakahashi Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Student General Artist
"Ah might be Teddy Roosievelt! But ah ain't! Ahm Pumpkin-Head Martin!"

Lol, I love classic Bugs Bunny toons.

Anyway, this is a wonderful rendition of everyone's favorite bull-moose with a big stick! :)
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man, I haven't watched Bugs Bunny in so long.

Thank you very much!
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DemonFireKirara Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His laughter is contagious haha :D
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JenRos Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Teddy is a freaking BEAST. He's too my favorite president.
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
THAT HE WAS. I'm reading this phenomenal biography on him right now - The Wilderness Warrior by Douglas Brinkley - and it just casts him in a whole new, bad-ass light.
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JenRos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
AHAHAHA!!! That is fabulous. xD *saves to show it to her illustration prof*
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JenRos Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
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SolidStomak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best president ever, besides Lincoln
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Junryou-na-Kokoro Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Totally agree there! Abe is certainly my favorite - Teddy is a close second. :)
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SolidStomak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know people that say teddy roosevelt was the worst president in history, they couldnt be further from the truth!
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