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Old 02-07-2008, 06:33 PM
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Re: Show us your self portrait!

Need some critique on this as I am ususally a PA landscape painter and not used to this level of concentration! Biggest problem was painting the hand with the brush in it as it kept moving and changing its grip on the brush, no discipline that hand! Apart from that I don't know how you guys manage to paint the eyes if they are not looking straight at the mirror? Help anyone?



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I was looking in a mirror on both pictures here. On the picture below is a quik pencil rendering where I captured my self-disgust at painting off a layer of paint on a portrait that we all worked so hard to help me on in the planning and execution stages(which did get corrected). So glad I can laugh about my ignorance now.


On the picture below is a pencil rendering started as a study to see any useful effects of a hard pencil used to emboss paper on hair and my mustache -done in November 2007.
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Re: Show us your self portrait!

Here are two self portraits 13 years apart.Can you tell which was first?
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This is a self-portrait that is called 'Memories & Motherhood' and explores my past, present and future relating to being a parent. It combines oil on canvas, silk and fired clay.


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Here are two self portraits 13 years apart.Can you tell which was first?

Correction, one was painted in 1995, the other in 2000.
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I have only read about a third of the pages in this thread...so little time, so much to do...lol. But I thought, in spite of the fact that most of the work in here absolutely is fantastic, and makes me feel like a 3 yr old with her first crayons, that I would post my latest self portrait. I have no one else who will sit reasonably still for me...lol. I used a combo of photo and mirrors...when I use the mirror alone, I seem to get so confused...and try to put things on the "wrong" side.

There are way too many portraits in this thread to comment individually....it would take me a week...I hope it suffices to say that the amount of talent shown in here is amazing, fantastic, intriguing, and totally wonderful!

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Re: Show us your self portrait!

The pastels thread had a self-portrait challenge,
so this was posted over there first.
Set up the easel and mirror on the table and went to work . . .
and in less than three hours had this fun study!
And as I said in the pastels forum, I needed a challenge that would
make me drop everything, and paint spur-of-the-moment!


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Nice sp, ASL, love that hair especially.
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Wow...what a great rendering on both. What can I say, you have done a fabulous job here. Such realism. I read that you did both with pencil, is that so? I've seen some fantastic work with pencil and am thinking about trying that medium.
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I was posting a portrait here and noticed this thread. As long as I'm here, I thought I'd add one of my S.P.s to the list. It's titled “After the Critic”.

The entire image was drawn, including all the tape, torn paper, and background mat board. It is self-portrait that depicts what an artist has to do after a critic “rips them apart”. Artists are usually sensitive people to begin with, so I find it interesting that many people feel it is perfectly acceptable to tell an artist that their work is terrible.

I'm including a close-up so you can see a little more detail.

Thanks for looking. There are some exceptional self portraits here.

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What a wonderful concept and exceptional rendering. The facial expression tells it all when some insensitive oaf thinks their opinion is the only opinion worth listening to. I hope this wasn't done from your own experience. Great job.
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I've been looking at all of these great self portraits in all the different mediums and have been totally impressed with what I see. Inspires me to post a couple of self portraits. Hopefully I do this right. The first one was my first sp and study in sepia, my family didn't think it looked like me. The 2nd I just completed week ago...got to admit this looks more like me than the first one.
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Omigosh...what wonderful work!! Truly intimidating for someone like me who is working on becoming better at portraiture. The detail work is amazing...actually everything about this rendering is amazing.
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This has absolutely been an amazing visual journey. The talent displayed has been mind boggling. Got a ways to go to get as good as the majority of the artists showing their talents here.
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