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Sergey
09-21-2001, 01:34 AM
This is black chalk on A4 paper.
Oh, I was so tired to look in the mirror for two hours.

mclaughlin
09-21-2001, 05:23 AM
Hi Sergey,

your portrait is one of the most honestly works of art.
It is full of Life and NOT dead perfection.

Cool

ML:clap: :clap:

Sergey
09-21-2001, 05:31 AM
Wow, I'm....er.....thank you.:)
Don't know what to say.
You're too kind for me.

jerryW
09-21-2001, 05:55 AM
gentle symetric tendencies.
would not be too hard to look at for 2 hours or more.

Sergey
09-21-2001, 06:02 AM
Thank you.
However this image tends to be much softer than the actual person :D:D:D

ArtyHelen
09-21-2001, 06:08 AM
Great work, Sergey! Definitely worth the two hours and tiredness! :)

Helen

Sergey
09-21-2001, 06:32 AM
Hi Helen,
Thank you :D
I've visited your site. :clap:

ArtyHelen
09-21-2001, 06:37 AM
:D

Thanx!

Helen

alva
09-21-2001, 01:34 PM
Great mark making and great honesty, really, really like this. regards, alva

aaasp
09-21-2001, 01:46 PM
It's funny how eyes in self-portraits always tend to grow slightly:)
When you're rested from the 2 hour staring, you should do another one. You already have stored tons of information and it could make something different and as interesting..
Anthony

JeanineJ
09-21-2001, 02:03 PM
Nice to "meet" you! This is an informative and revealing portrait study that I would like to see further developed in your edgey style...
Minor point: The heaviness in the chin suggests you may have had your head tilted slightly back? or sat very close to mirror?
Great work!
I can't wait to get back to portrait classes next week...

ejfarrae
09-22-2001, 02:20 PM
almost missed this one. a beautiful drawing sergey. i love the subtlety of the mark making and the wide eyed honesty of the expression.

Sergey
09-23-2001, 08:59 AM
Hi,
alva: Thank you:D
aaasp: The eyes are ok in this one (realistic size):).
The lips don't have perfect likeness though (something too soft there).
Another self-portrait? Maybe. But next time I want to do it in oil and 1/2 figure size.
Jeanine:
Thank you. Yes I sat very close to the mirrior (I was lying on the bed indeed, with mirror set vertically and paper lying on the bed, just was too tired to sit after a busy day).
Hope to see your experiments from the portrait classes too.
ejfarrae: Thank you :D