I’m working on my first self-portrait. I’m not sure about the background colour with the skin tones I have used. I’ve yet to tackle the hair waiting on the background. Any comments are welcome. Updated post. I changed the background and now I think it looks right. Still the hair needs work.
I started drawing this piece with no idea of what it was going to be. Why? I read somewhere that when painting, it’s best to lay down a stroke, leave it alone, and go from there. Maybe good for painting, but NOT with a medium such as graphite. Graphite does not wipe away as oil colour does. One lacks the benefit of going back 20 minutes in to the drawing and changing one eye or a too high eye brow. I pushed the gum eraser into the paper so hard and nothing. The misplaced line was still there to stay. I realized he had no ears. Oh no! And no neck. Hummm. Ahh , a raise the scarf, and weirder hair. We’ll you get my point. Practice, practice , practice, learn, learn, learn.
I am so proud of this shot. My camera has been running slow and to catch a butterfly is a miracle. “
What’s in your palette? Is it oil paint, watercolour, colored pencils, a camera? Whatever your medium you are in the right place.