Saturday, August 18, 2007

Double trouble




Well I did two self portraits last night since I missed the day before. I think they are getting stronger. I don't know how long I am going to continue these but since they are helping me to improve, I will do them for a while longer. I don't have any thread to post them to except the new eye study.
I hope to eventually get started doing the hair in more detail and not just squiggly lines and also get some contour in my face. But first I wanted to get a likeness in my face. I think I am finally accomplishing that. I will stay with this for a tad longer then start trying to add depth. I am getting very familiar with my face. Don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. I can almost draw my eyes without looking now. And I have my nose pretty much down. The mouth is at least looking like mine, and I am getting in some wrinkles and jowls. In a way that is scary. Am I just getting used to the flaws in my face? When did the flaws go from looking like a witch to a point where it looks like me?

9 comments:

pedalpower said...

Wow, these are improving so quickly! Wonderful!

"JeanneG" said...

Thank you.

-N- said...

Wow, these two are great indeed! Your expression seems to say "I am sick of doing these self portraits", but they have worked out so well for you! These two are particularly full of character.

"JeanneG" said...

Thanks Polygon.

Jo Castillo said...

Jeanne, these are so good. Your comments with the sketches made me smile. Witch, indeed!!

I hope your knee gets better, mine is fine now. You have something so much more serious. Ouch.

Take care of it.

Jo

Katherine said...

Jeanne - that is a really terrific self-portrait.

I'm inclined to say you almost don't need to go further. By which I mean you will - and then spend ages in years to come trying to get back to the simplicity and clean lines of this one.

Lots of clappies! Frame it!

"JeanneG" said...

Thanks Katherine. My friend Shari doesn't like it. She thinks it looks more like what my grandmother might have looked like.

Joan said...

Jeanne - You've done so well with all the sps. I don't know how you could do so many. They're getting better and better.

Robyn said...

I think your top self portrait is inspired, Jeanne. Just wonderful. I've only just found the post. And congratulation your sale of two paintings! Wow, you'd hear me yelling from where you are if I sold a painting ;)