Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Portraits!

"Me" - Charcoal on paper, 18" x 24"


It's been awhile since I've posted, but not to worry: I'm still on my portrait kick. I've made some space in the home studio to get down and dirty, and am having a lot of fun playing with different media. My inspiration struck when I was home alone, so I dug through some photos of myself and settled on a self-portrait. I'm looking a bit strung out, and my nose is too long, but I'm kinda digging how weird and grungy it is.

Next, I sat my roommate down for one. It's not easy sitting for a portrait, especially when I'm working in color. The thing is, when I'm going to commit to marker, I need to establish a palette first.









































The palette took about 45 minutes, and the portrait another hour plus. I think the whole process was 2 - 2.5 hours. John's nose is too long also, but at least I'm consistent, right?




"John" - Prismacolor marker on paper, 18" x 24"