A quick freestyled self-portrait I did last night.
This is another experiment from my sketchbook. I used colored pencil and graphite for this one.
I'm taking some time to experiment with different techniques before I start my next major piece. Right now, I plan on doing a series of experiments of faces in my sketchbook. This is the first one.
A page from my sketchbook
I felt stuck on the big self-portrait painting I was working on so I started a small pen drawing of the same image. The black and white graphite drawing in this photo is the sketch for the pen drawing. I plan on finishing both as two different versions of my self-portrait. The green pen drawing is about 25% done.
This is the entire life span of this painting. I only worked on it three times. I started it about 8 months and put it to the side after working on it for only a few hours. I started to work on it again a couple weeks ago and decided that same night to paint the whole thing blue. Now I'm doing an abstract painting on top of it, which I am much happier with.
I began this study of a painting by Diego Velazquez because I wanted to practice getting the effect of paint with a ballpoint pen. I stopped working on it because I got bored, but I learned a lot from working on the head and torso.
Update on my self-portrait.
This photo documents all the stages this etching went through before I got to the final. I think it went in the acid 7 or 8 times.
I did this experiment a few months ago. I did not get the effect that I was going for, but I plan on trying again soon.
Process shot from the portrait of my brother. I think I was about 35 hours in at this point.
A page from my current sketchbook
I've been using my room as my studio for about a month and a half now. It's small, but it gets the job done. The self-portrait on the left has gone through some dramatic changes since I took this picture.
More sketches. These are from a travel course I did in Italy.
Sketches from about a year and a half ago. I have not used a sketchbook in this way (for practicing gestures and killing time during lectures) in a while. My latest sketchbooks have been used for studying color and for planning compositions for paintings.