I look sleep deprived – and while I’m tired, please note that I am not THAT tired.
I ought have toned the eyes equally.. But I didn’t!
This is drawing #142.. It’s crazy – I’m really moving forward – in quantity, for sure, but if i compare my self portraits from the beginning with the recent ones, I’ve made quite some headway in skill aswell but a development like this is far from linear.. Sometimes I do stuff that’s almost emarrasing to look at whereas other times i do something that i doubt being able to repeat. All in all its the average that counts.
I suppose that I should start thinking about what to do with my drawing number 200?..
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My next study project is gonna be self-portrait too… Never tried it before, I’m nearly scared of what I’m gonna find!
Really love the eyes expression in this one.
It’s great fun! Be sure to post the result!
Will do, I’m sure it’ll make everybody else laugh too haha
I had a drawing teacher that said, draw, draw, draw. You throw out 99, but the 100th! I always keep that in mind when I’m struggling.
That’s a good way of looking at it
Wow, you really do have potential, and i like your entusiasm! If you want a tip (take it or leave it) try to not copy something. Draw from your own mind. Create a new picture! Start by learing the propotions of the human body, face and hands, and then create something new! Drawing is so much more than copying. I believe in you – you can do it!
Hi, your tip is very welcome. I do intend to start doing stuff from my own mind, and i am spending some time daily studying the human proportions. (the the videos at http://www.alienthink.com/index.html they seem really good). I think there’s a long way, though.. I’m afraid of what it might look like if i did something without “looking” at a reference right now, and would like to get the bases down first.. I know i know… Nobody will laugh.. but… Well i have no really good excuses.. Perhaps i’ll try it one of these days!
Cool! Remember, me and many others, do see a huge potential! Don’t give up 🙂
Your encouragement means a lot!
I know from looking at your picture and from other portraits that this is not the best likeness to you but this is a seriously COOL portrait. And you know, you are not bond to be totally honest about who you were drawing. I’ll tell you that there are plenty of self portraits that flat out don’t look a thing like me HOWEVER they did convey perfectly what I was feeling. I keep them but….do I say it’s a self portrait?…no. A white lie. Not even that bc YOU are the creator and YOU decide what is what, etc, etc.
This is just an expressive portrait. It’s not sleep deprivation that was portrayed it’s an irreverence with the world. Very good