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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Self Portrait Pt. 2

So, I finished the self portrait. I'm actually kind of happy how it turned out, especially considering that I haven't done a realistic drawing of a person in quite some time. I still have shading work to do if I want to get back to how I used to be. I'm not a fan of charcoals, but I guess I could learn to incorporate other forms of markings in my art other than just pencil. So, the first pic is the raw pic without Picasa retouch.

The same materials were used as I previously mentioned. I went back over a couple of lines and shadows to make them more pronounced. Even though I'm not a fan of the technique, I did do some very light smearing using my drawing hand to kind of mesh the pencil marks together so they don't look as obvious. And the final product kind of makes me look like a criminal you see on TV when the police do their composite sketches.

I also used the same Picasa technique as before, clicking the 'I'm Feeling Lucky' button, which pretty much evens everything out and makes the sketch look darker. I would love to draw more faces and ultimately full figures, because I know I'll get tired of drawing myself soon, but the influx of people willing to model is relatively zero to none. Well whatever, so is the life of an aspiring artist.



Ms. Behaving said...

Nice work...That's a good look right there! :-)

MISS*Petite said...

ur good...and hey...i have zero inhibtions {well at least about modeling 4 that...lmbo} so...u can sketch me...that sounds like a "come-on" doesn't it??? lol

1/3 said...

I think it looks almost like you. Ur really talented! im glad your taking this side of yourself seriously:-)

Darius T. Williams said...

The self portrait looks great - but u know, I was wondering why is your blog not granting me access...I was about side eye until I figured out that you changed're safe - lol

Charles said...

@ mis. behaving: Thanks, I definitely appreciate it

@ miss*petite: Hahaha..I'm mad you said you have zero inhibitions...but yeah, that did sound a little 'come-on-ish'

@ 1/3: Thanks, thats what I was going for. Yeah...I decided that I shouldn't let talent go to waste.

@ DTW: I appreciate it. Oh, and I just closed my other blog temporarily...I'll be opening it back up soon. I guess I should've mentioned that somewhere...

12kyle said...

Yo!!! I thought you quit! Good to see that you didn't bruh. I'll add the new blog to my blog crew.

The layout is fiyah.

I wish that I could draw. I can't color and stay in the lines. LOL

pRiNcEsSjAy said...

WOW! your portrait is great!! I cant wait to see more art work

Melody.Darlene said...

very impressive!

Charles said...

@ 12Kyle: Nah, I didn't quit...I'm just taking a breather from my other blog for a bit, just because I got fed up with it. It was a long time coming.

I appreciate it

@ princessjay: Thanks. I'll definitely be posting more...

@ melody.darlene: I appreciate it!!

Ms. Minnie said...

it looks great!

you've got talent!