Saturday, February 19, 2011

Me, Myself, and I

It seems this semester many of my illustration portraits are centered around "the self" and self portraiture. One of my teachers said that the reason he is having us do various self portraits is to have us focus more on experimenting with different techniques and materials. Since one knows oneself best, all concentration can go towards the image, rather than worrying of how to properly represent someone else.=P

Anyhow, here are a couple of self- portraits that we were supposed to do from the same sketch/reference:

9 x 12" | stretched canvas | acrylic paint

8.5 x 11'' | hot-press watercolor paper | watercolor paints | inspired by vintage fashion posters
And here is my reference sketch:

and reference photo: