Monday, January 13, 2014

2014 Self Portrait

I read once that an honest self portrait is the hardest thing for an artist to make. I made one two years ago almost flippantly, but I actually drew this one from life in a mirror as a New Year's...thing. Being very awkward for me to just stare at...myself while drawing and painting this, it makes me a little uncomfortable to look at what came out on the paper. Without realizing it, it ended up being very similar to the pose of the one I did in 2012, but to me it feels much darker than the previous one, and it was a struggle to keep it from looking depressed or even downright evil-villian looking while painting it. Maybe I just look mean while I draw things? One would hope not.

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