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Old 08-22-2005, 08:01 PM
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Re: Show us your self portrait!

Thank you for your sweet words, Fort Meyer. I guess I didn't word that properly. I actually did the portrait quite recently, but it is of me at the age of 21, from a photo. Now I am 69 years old, and I have been drawing off and on for close to a year. But unfortunately my eyes get strained quite easily, and I've been unable to put as much time into it as I would like.

But I enjoy this website very much, and the lovely people and artwork on it.
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I was actually headed to another forum and ended up here by mistake . but this looked like such a fun thread I hope you don't mind if I join in .I have a couple of oils that but not with me One finished and one that may never get finished but I don't have them with me so this will have to do its a url but its the best I can do right now its from an old printmaking project

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Re: Show us your self portrait!

there are some Really great self-portraits here, kind of too many for me to address each one individually but i definately checked them all out. my personal favorites are probably jerome's, because they're kind of intense and a little unconventional and have a lot of character.. and are obviously beautifully painted as well. ricky, you're pretty skilled there, aren't ya? it's cool to see how much your technique improved over the time you did all those self-portraits. i liked the idea of posting an old and a recent one so here are my two. the first one i did in watercolor when i was 15 years old and the second one is an oil painting i did 7 and 1/2 years later, about four months ago.
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Re: Show us your self portrait!

This was just a little quickie that I did on a whim with a ballpoint pen, but surprise-surprise, it really does look like me! (I usually avoid doing people).


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That's me, 2 years ago, I'm planning a new Self Portrait soon.


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Hi everyone,
I had no idea this area existed. Learn something new every day. All the self portraits are great!

My eues look a bit to dark in the scan, but they are highlighted now.

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Old 08-23-2005, 11:05 AM
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Cat Eyes: ... your portrait looks super. Pretty lady you are. Glad you found this thread, pass the word!!

maneh: Great pencil work. I love your post.

Mr. Gibson: I really like it when a quick and simple drawing works. I love the clean lines. How did your first show go? I liked the cows and the salt shaker with its clean washes.
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Old 08-23-2005, 11:15 AM
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Well...this is the only self portrait I have. I did a couple years ago but they've been lost or destroyed. I have already posted this but thanks to Eileen's invite over in Figures (where are the other figure folk...there was a whole slew of SPs over there a while ago) I thought I'd post it again here.
Drew this one night when I could neither sleep nor be bothered to get out of bed. How lazy am I?

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Old 08-23-2005, 11:59 AM
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Well, I have never seen this self-portrait before. What honesty! I love it. Sometimes you just have to lay around to recharge your battery!
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These are two of my self portraits. The first one is expressionitic. I did it today. The second one was done back in April while trying new brushes in Painter IX. Both were done in Painter IX with no photograph, just a mirror.
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Re: Show us your self portrait!

I just love this thread. What a lovely bunch of portraits and people So many different styles.

I did this for the drawing basic 101 class on the drawing and sketching forum but was thinking only yesterday that its time to do a new one.
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I did this for the drawing basic 101 class on the drawing and sketching forum but was thinking only yesterday that its time to do a new one.
Your drawing is pretty well rendered. I like it.
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Old 08-23-2005, 01:20 PM
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Hi Eileen,

beginning of this year I did the first self-portrait I ever did. It was entered in a competition which I "failed" to get in. I wanted a different approach from the usual one - why should I paint myself, the surface I see in the mirror each day? the surface anybody else might see? I asked myself what makes artists to paint themselves? What would be my own purpose?
I try to show at least one truth: vanity. What does it imply? A mask, several masks, one over another and beneath? Beneath is that what any human being has (or should have) - the skull. The "things" which cling on top of that are not important and in the end mean nothing.

The painting is painted on silk, stitched and hung as a scroll. BTW - it motivated me to start drawing again - about the deadly sins - faces which are distorted into grotesques...
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Judith: Thank you for your kind words.

Anita: It is a very nice portrait. I like the chin on the hand pose.

Janet: It still amazes me what you can do with a puter program. nicely done.

Dave: You did a good job for laying in bed...


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Janet: It still amazes me what you can do with a puter program. nicely done. Tia
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