I think that artists should do self-portraits every so often. I have blogged about that before. I don't have live models available to work from, so if I do a self-portrait, I get a cheap model and can get a figurative work done. I try to get one self-portrait and maybe a still-life into my portfolio on a regular basis.
Over the past two weeks I have done two small acrylics and one graphite self-portraits. With the acrylics I approached them from a weird angle, and did the same view twice, but with difference crops.
"Retrospective #1" acrylic 4 x 4"
" Retrospective #2" Acrylic 4 x 4"
The graphite is a straight on view, looking strait at the mirror.....but I cropped it so just one side of my face is portrayed. [The' alive' side?]
So...what do you think? Did I succeed in capturing provocative pieces?
"Self" graphite 10 x 3"
It is a very rain day out...and I am only now getting to actually work in the studio...just one of those days!