Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Self Portrait



The top pic was done last night, the bottom one today. I always find self portraits incredibly hard - it's awkward to measure anything in a mirror and difficult to look objectively.

5 comments:

Linda T said...

You have a great blog. I like the quality of your lines and your shading is really good. You capture values really well. I'm curious--what's a narrow boat? I should google it, I guess. Nice work!

Dorothy said...

I love your work. I can't draw very well at all..I'm quite new at it. Your portrait is wonderful. I'd like to draw like you when "I grow up." :o)

Annie said...

thank you for your kind comments! A narrowboat is a very long and narrow boat similar to a barge and centuries ago they were an important means of carrying stuff up and down the canals. Nowadays they are used by all sorts of people mostly for fun!

Rock Kyndl said...

I am totally enamored with the idea of living on a long boat...and I think your self portrait is skillfully executed. Welcome.

Misha said...

the shading is really "interesting. I like your proportion so much. I tried to do a friend and his chin was far too up when I looked from a distance. It's different when the artist is close to the work and then evaluate from a distance. From a blog-distance, the work is really inspiring. Best regards and lots of encouragements,
Misha