Hey, I just discovered this subsection of the forum.
I usually lurk in the finished work section. So I thought I'd post some self portraits I did over the last year and a half, the oldest first and the newest last. I know the first two look more polished than the rest, due in some part because I was working on them in the summer vacation, so I had lots of time to polish things. I'll be mostly putting up stuff that's somewhat worth posting.
I'm really interested in any opinions or critique.
My first two self-portraits, November 2004.
My first painted selfportrait. Ooh, this is bad. Hard to stomache.
Still in my glasses wearing days. I still wear glasses, but nowadays I do mostly self portrait when I have my contacts in, because glasses cover up a big part of your face.
I think the face isn't that good, so I tried to repaint the face recently and I royally F*cked it up making it even worse. But I'm pretty happy with the rest of the painting. I think it was the longest Sp I ever did. Also the first one where I tried to work at that size.
Last one of the summer vacation.
These are okay, but not really memorable.
Now we're getting to the self portraits that were more recently done. Happy with it at the time, but afterwards I noticed some glaring flaws, like the angle of the nose and one of my eyes being annoyingly 'droopy'.
This was done as a reaction to the self portrait above. I worked so long on that one and after awhile I just messed it up, so I decided to do a quicker one (although it eventually took longer as usual). This was the result.