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    Andrew's Self Portraits

    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.
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    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 isn’t 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 didn’t do a line drawing underneath, rather just painted in flat values starting with big shapes and moving to small ones as I saw them.
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    Here is a silly one that was done for a school assignment.
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    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...
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    For International Self Portrait Day.
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    The last 2 self-portraits are good, keep working on that direction!
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    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.
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    These are looking awesome man; I'd like to see more! It looks like you're improving gradually
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    marina_koleva: Thanks!

    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.
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    Andrew's Self Portraits
    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!]
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    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.
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    Hey Andrew I like the lighting on it and the nose.
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    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.
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