Selfies

Hello again;

Breaking news: I have realised that there’s more to self portraits than I used to think.

In photography and social media selfies used to be (are they still?) in vogue for a long time.

Lately in my course I’ve been researching self portraits by artists. It was quite interesting to learn that some famous artists were almost unable to paint themselves: they felt uneasy, or guarded, or were really unhappy about having their portrait painted or published.

I could discuss the possible reasons about this, why talented artist didn’t want to paint their own portraits. But I’ve decided to leave that type of discussion for some different forums. It inspired me, though, to start doing more self portraits. And I think that the challenge is worth sharing on my website, rather than only sharing them on social media. 

(You already know I’m not a prolific user of social media)

I enjoyed doing them, felt challenged at times, and plan to keep doing them. I hope you like them too.

 

sketches

brush pen and ink

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biro

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biro and watercolours

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ink and wash

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biro

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graphite ink

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ink and wash

Thanks for reading this.

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