2016-02-04

29 faces - self portraits



First of all I'd like to thank everyone who commented on my
previous 29 faces post. Such wonderful encouragement - thank you!
I thought maybe the urge would dissipate once I sobered up, but I have been
drawing and painting ever since my last post - even on canvas and everything!

Today I'm sharing an impossible project, but something I was curious about 
- the self portrait. I switched the crayons for plain pencil and paper this time.
The hardest part was the eyes, I need a lot of practice there.




I don't know whether to call this first one Before Coffee or Morning Hair.
Both applied, and it came out looking as crooked as I was feeling.
It's strange to really study one's own wrinkles and sagging skin...
I'm definitely not 20 anymore.




This second one I like to call Midsomer Murders, because she came out
looking a bit homicidal and kind of British, don't you think?
Oh, and if you're wondering why the women in these pictures
look nothing alike, it's because I'm a shape-shifter - obviously.




http://29faces.blogspot.se/p/feb-2016.html



Well, that makes 6 so far - only 23 to go....




 




23 kommentarer:

  1. Well, now you have to show us a photo, so we can compare it with the drawings...;)

    SvaraRadera
  2. It's funny, I can picture your second portrait speaking in a British accent...something in the way the lips are formed. Very nice! I also love your self portrait...not an easy task. I've done a few and each time I make myself look younger. lol I'm happy you're inspired to keep going. You can create many masterpieces! You can capture the essence of your portraits and that's key.

    SvaraRadera
  3. Lol shape shifter. I'm definitely not good at photo realism. I wish I were but every time I've done a self portrait it's been too forgiving, like I look 16 in every one lol. I think you've done a good job, self portraiture is really difficult stuff so don't be too hard on yourself.

    SvaraRadera
  4. Brilliant! I love your portraits! WOW! You have skills girl! Don't even get me started on self portraits! Yours is beautiful, Now I want to see the mischievous twinkle next time! I promise this will change your life! xo

    SvaraRadera
  5. I really like them, and I think the eyes are similar in both, but they do have a different gaze maybe due to the coffee or lack there of. :) I have been enjoying Spirit Witch on Pinterest, and she has been posting hers daily. I enjoy drawing faces... I wonder if I should try. Most days mine of just quick little drawings, not detailed sketches. Thank you for showing us. xoxo

    SvaraRadera
  6. wonderful presence in your lovely faces.

    SvaraRadera
  7. You have a way of transforming your minds eye through your hands into art. I love the fact that you are a shape shifter! The faces in the below post are amazing with their own characteristics. You truly have a talent there, I mess up stick figures l.o.l.

    SvaraRadera
  8. Don't all British look kind of homicidal? Great portraits!

    SvaraRadera
  9. When you sobered up ... hah! So why do neither of those self portraits have a wine glass in there somewhere? I think your eyes are very good! I still draw stick people.

    SvaraRadera
  10. Exceptional drawings! Great work! I like how you captured the fierceness of the subject. Was it intentional or did the art just flow that way?

    SvaraRadera
  11. Definitely homicidal and British. I have no idea what homicidal and British is supposed to look like, but it sounds a tad hysterical. And you know I'm all for a laugh.

    There is such a sternness in the expressions of both portraits. I think you were looking at the mirror too hard. I wonder why to me, your face always looks soft and a bit wicked, especially in my head...

    SvaraRadera
  12. I think they look alike, the second one like a slightly younger version maybe but definitely family ;-) I love your previous 5-minute faces too. great work!

    SvaraRadera
  13. Nice work! I really like both of them.

    SvaraRadera
  14. Great drawings! My thought was that maybe you look a little different from different angles, I know I do. Or maybe that coffee REALLY makes a difference :P

    SvaraRadera
  15. I think those self portraits do look alike - the only real difference is in the shape of your face. It is a little more square in the first, heart shape in the second.

    SvaraRadera
  16. I love the names you gave to your self portraits! :D And I also like Midsomer Murders very much, it is a sort of a tradition that I watch an episode or two with my parents every time I visit them. *^_^* They have them on DVD, and it is fair to say they like that series a lot too.

    SvaraRadera
  17. Even a slight turn of the head can give a different perspective. I think you have done a great job and i like both of your sketches :)

    SvaraRadera
  18. I like your drawings and those eyes are nice, not bad at all :).

    SvaraRadera
  19. What wonderful faces. They have a great energy. I love their hair!

    SvaraRadera
  20. I love them! I love them a lot and I think you're doing really great! *hugs*

    SvaraRadera
  21. It's a journey to oneself when you create self portraits.

    I read your post and the wish to find a small silver lining this year. I Hope you'll find it. It's a long journey, I know since I've lived with depression all my life and now I'm retired due to that.
    One step at the time.

    https://susupetalart.wordpress.com/category/29faces-feb2016/

    SvaraRadera

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