Self portraits help me reflect and play. It was about time I updated the d[i]sclosure section of my blog, too, which also aids me in defining my direction. I’m definitely in transition right now. I feel like I’ve been in constant flux, though, so maybe it’s less of a transition and more of a phase. Semantics.
Anywho, I’m playing around with photo-realism and abstract impressionism. a bit. Mostly the goal is for people to have to look twice and take some time to ponder. Although I like this portrait, I find it just a bit boring. Which is okay. Part of the purpose of self portraits is to waste the mundane on myself so I can push creation, ideas, and editing in other drawings.
Prepare yourself for a lot of Lorna…
Here is the final 16″x20″ portrait.
These show the process as well as my attempts at adding interest to the portrait by playing with perspective. You may have to move your mouse over the images for their descriptions. You’ll notice I got rid of some of the initial outlining (which, unlike in Illustrator, is not an exact science in Photoshop).
I update the disclosure/about part of my blog every so often. I keep the previous entries because I like the narrative they create. This is one of my favorite additions:
I really like the one labeled “lines and lineless features.” It has a “just enough information” quaility.
I’m ready for “more Lorna’s. Yours is a beautifully creative blog.
Wow!! this is really good! 😀
Reblogged this on Meeting HalfWay.
Yeah I dig the “lines and lineless features” one the best also
And the “photo + drawn hair and glasses” one has a cool Roger Rabbit real/animated feel
fojap! cool! “just enough information” is definitely what i want to convey!
Thanks for liking and following my blog, love your art and your approach, will look forward to seeing more of your work.
I really like the purple tint of the piece, I think it makes it all the more inviting. I didn’t know where to put the following comment, but thanks for liking my work and following my blog.
for sure! thanks for your feedback and for stopping by!