Saturday, September 15, 2007
Charcoal - 30 mins
Another self portrait from life, slightly less of a frown this time.
Below are two shots, one before cheek adjustments taken at 25 mins and one after cheek adjustments taken at 30 mins. An improvement I think you'll agree!
Perhaps the eyes are a little too large, I have large eyes and I think when working on these self portraits I tend to emphasise features slightly, good or bad. E.G. I always draw the eyes a little large and I always make myself look gaunt and old but I am aware that I drink nothing but coffee and live on 4 hours sleep a night, so maybe I carry that knowledge, subconsciously, into my art?
Maybe I just focus on my 'bad bits' and emphasise them because I know they are there?