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September 20th, 2010, 01:09 AM
Finished up nine self portraits today. Most I've ever done in such a short period. Anyways, thought that you guys who hang around this section might get a laugh out of how bad they are.
Umm...yeah. I guess I'll update this thread whenever I get around to more self portraits, but don't hold your breath as I don't do them too often.
October 7th, 2010, 11:24 PM
I'm back, though nobody noticed I was gone...
Inspired by one by A La Bapsi that is done like this. Not sure how this will turn out on other screens (hope it isnít just a black rectangle), but on mine it is nice and dark but there is still a lot of detail visible. I think it is the most restricted value range I have ever painted with, because the only light source was the light from my monitor. I am fairly pleased with it and the likeness considering that A) it took one hour, and B) I didnít do a line drawing underneath, rather just painted in flat values starting with big shapes and moving to small ones as I saw them.
October 11th, 2010, 03:39 PM
Here is a silly one that was done for a school assignment.
October 13th, 2010, 12:04 AM
The more I look at this the more I hate it, but to keep this thread alive and to make my next one look better by comparison here it is...
November 2nd, 2010, 12:29 AM
For International Self Portrait Day.
November 9th, 2010, 01:43 AM
The last 2 self-portraits are good, keep working on that direction!
November 10th, 2010, 06:02 PM
Hi Andrew just wanted to say I really like your self portraits. My favourites are your 1st post in pencil with all the different poses and the one inspired by A La Bapsi is very nice. I look forward to seeing more.
November 22nd, 2010, 12:15 PM
These are looking awesome man; I'd like to see more! It looks like you're improving gradually
December 20th, 2010, 01:34 AM
Marian Rowling: Thank you, those are also probably my faves.
jeremygordon89: Yeah, haven't been doing many lately, but I will try and do some more this break for you to see.
Not a painting, but was fooling around tonight and I guess it counts as a self portrait. There were a ton of them like this, but I won't spam the thread. I also have a pencil SP I am waiting to post--I gave it as a Secret Santa thing on the site, so need to wait till after Christmas.
a la bapsi
December 20th, 2010, 01:53 AM
haha couldn't help myself, it's almost uncanny xD
you handled those dark self portraits really well, too. 8D
i have this nasty habit of messing with my monitor brightness while painting stuff from life, which can make a huge change in the lighting situation. It looks like you got that shit under control, though [and i'm jealous!]
January 14th, 2011, 11:30 PM
bapsi: Thanks! I do believe I am jealous of your skills though.
Okay, this one was done for Secret Santa way back when, and I posted it in the Secret Santa thread today because I don't expect it to arrive for Randis at this point :(. Ah well. Here it is anyhow. I feel a bit weird posting something this old (it looks baaaad now--oh god the eyes!!), but whatever. Hopefully I will find time soon to do more self portraits.
January 16th, 2011, 07:41 AM
Hey Andrew I like the lighting on it and the nose.
January 18th, 2011, 02:42 AM
I like very much the last one! It looks there is something wrong in the eyes, but it doesn`t bother me at all, it`s still looking good.
January 24th, 2011, 04:03 AM
hi. Just wanted to say that your drawings are nice and I really liked the first one, the one with many faces on it. Funny but really good. Keep it up. ^___^
January 25th, 2011, 01:43 AM
Marian Rowling: Thanks! The nose is probably the one thing I like on that drawing now.
marina_koleva: Thank you! I on the other hand am really bothered by the eyes...
KyrieElrik: Thanks! That one was a fair bit of fun.
Soooooo I need to do more self portraits. For tonight here is a 30 minute sketch. I'm amazed at how much the shape of my eyes change when I tilt my head back.
March 22nd, 2011, 05:48 PM
Figured I may as well post these here. First is done for a group blog I am a part of (Zombies Guns 'n Swords) in which every Saturday is self portrait day. The second is my entry for last week's Teen Challenge in which the topic was a jedi self portrait (you can still go there and vote until the 27th).
March 27th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Blegh this week's one for Zombies Guns n Swords. Not happy with it.
May 10th, 2012, 11:48 PM
Yikes it's been a year. And I haven't really improved :(
Just did these two, each just over an hour.
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