This is a really commendable undertaking. It's really interesting to see what you come up with when all of the standard ideas are used up. What do you feel are the most valuable lessons you're learning from painting the same subject matter so much? I'm interested in doing something similar.
Thanks! There are several positive and negative things that I've been dealing with in this assignment!
To start with the positive ones: -I've been learning to decipline myself to sit down every day and paint a portrait of myself, considering the fact that my schedule is almost never empty
-perfecting my ability to draw portraits, and really hacking it into my brain
-value and color study
-coming up with new styles, new brushworks, new lighting situations and...
but beware, there's the danger that all of your mind doodling might look like you,
my suggestion would be to start a figure drawing/still life study assignment with a crazy number and stick to it, there's a much lower possibility of going insane
Yeah, you could draw yourself as different animal-like people. Or like if you were that race.. The Navi? From Avatar? Or like you were comic book superhero and got sharp teeth and wolverine claws. lol. Have fun with it, man. It's been looking awesome so far.
@Tiggeraz: there's a fight happening inside me, I'm improving my technical abilities and at the same time, I see awesome Ideas and suggestions like yours, that are very hard not to apply, but the thing is getting some of them right really needs a certain level of skill that I lack right now, but It will come a day when I paint that obese black woman/doll . thanks for the suggestion
@misty: yep, animals are on my mind, specially monkeys that have a slight similarity to people! Thank you for the suggestions, and thanks for checking out my stuff regularly, it's been great
@anime-master-68 Thanks man, Yep you weren't here for a while, I've been painting a lot lately
that's definitely one of the things that I'm considering, but I should to tons more of Sargent studies to really get the ability to capture his style, but that's a great Idea!
@agerkvist: thanks! yep, It's kinda crazy to know that I spend sometimes 5 hours on a normal daily selfie, n now that it's a special one, I should put on maybe 10, 20 hours on it to really raise the bar...