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April 16th, 2010 #1
Unlink40's Self Portrait
I'm an art major at a state college in FL and about halfway through my second year of taking art classes.
Do you guys have any suggestions for me?
This is a Charcoal self portrait I'm working on.
Last edited by Unlink40; April 30th, 2010 at 08:50 PM.
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This one is graphite
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April 30th, 2010 #3
Heres one in pastel
Last edited by Unlink40; April 30th, 2010 at 08:52 PM.
April 30th, 2010 #4
And heres one in Watercolor
Last edited by Unlink40; April 30th, 2010 at 08:53 PM.
May 3rd, 2010 #5
looks like youre nailing the likeness every time! very good shadows too. I would only suggest changing up the angle and also explore different lighting solutions - down/front lighting is so overused in everything. try maybe lighting from both sides and have your shadows meet in the middle of your face, or from below for that creepy horror movie look
May 18th, 2010 #6
Yeah you're right
I definitely could use some more angles lol
thanks for the input!
May 21st, 2010 #7
July 2nd, 2010 #8
These are incredible!! You're doin' so well man.
Its gonna be cool to look you up in 10 years and see wtf you're doing.
A year ago you were a 1st stage evolution and you could only use tail whip. Now you're like lv. 38!! Still 2nd stage though, cause you're a legendary pokemon. You don't evolve until level 53. But then you're a badass.
July 2nd, 2010 #9
July 29th, 2010 #10
one suggestion i have is that you should try some different angles and poses of yourself, have someone take lots of different pictures of you doing natural actions, and youll find your portraits will have alot more fluidity and will capture the viewers intrest easier... oh also dont be afraid to show your eyes more theyre very important in bringing emotion out in the viewer.
hope i helped out, keep up the good work, i like your style with the charcoal
August 7th, 2010 #11
I took your advice, here's an oil in a new angle. Thank you guys =]
and daniel, your poke-reference made my day
August 7th, 2010 #12
An here's another watercolor
August 9th, 2010 #13
October 12th, 2010 #14
10 minute self portrait sketch
October 13th, 2010 #15Registered User
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Glad you threw in that 10 minute sketch at the end because that's what I was about to suggest in case you haven't been using a mirror. Nice quick self portraits from mirrors really train the eye and speed so you make quick decisions and bring more life to the drawing. A lot of fast portraits capture more of the person's spirit in the first half hour better than many people do after 10 hours of rendering.
The eyes in the second watercolor are a bit out of alignment, but the colors are very nice especially for the skin. You have consistent likeness in your drawings and good practice with various mediums.
October 13th, 2010 #16
Yeah I do all my self portraits with a mirror, 2 for profiles
I agree that the spontaneity of a work can add to it, and i see what you mean about the watercolor
thanks for the input
October 21st, 2010 #17
Pastel Self Portrait
December 1st, 2010 #18
Previous one continued
December 1st, 2010 #19
December 1st, 2010 #20
I go to Polk State College in central FL. Its not a big school but we have a good art department
December 3rd, 2010 #21
January 16th, 2011 #22
Heres the Finished Piece
February 12th, 2011 #23
Watercolor Self Portrait
April 5th, 2011 #24
damn some good self portraits nice work maybe try doing some mixed media
April 13th, 2011 #25
April 23rd, 2011 #26
Thanks Prsnsweeney and Jacob Kobryn,
Heres a graphite
July 12th, 2011 #27
Heres an oil one