Friday, April 20, 2012


So having never finished a real portrait before, I'm pretty excited!! Since I was feeling stuck on my black and white portrait of my sister, I thought I'd test stuff out with a small, rough, self portrait. I know it's not great, but I'm learning a ton about color and direction of brush strokes.
8 x 10 inches
The nice thing about self portraits is that I don't cost anything to model and if I wiggle, its my fault! I can see why Rembrandt and Van Gogh did a lot of self portraits. It was cheap and easy. All you need is a mirror and decent lighting.
Ugly Underpainting
I stumbled across this video in my online perusings and I've watched it about 3 times now and it helped a lot when I was doing this painting. Also, Prof. Bodily was in my head a lot with "drawing the envelope" and "angles, angles, angles." Hahaha! Crazy how professors get in your head!!


Mike Grace said...

Cool! I haven't seen it in person yet but I'm excited. You did a great job!

lynnette stott ward said...

i am so impressed - what a talent god has given you

Jane Moore Houghton said...

Wow! That's terrific! Keep going!!

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