Saturday, December 21, 2013

Noah Bradley Art Camp: Week 4: Self-Portraits

Week 4, Self portraits.  Even for someone who draws faces for living, painting the human face is tricky.  There's such subtlety in the edges and delicate handling around the features to make them look like a person and not a weird doll. It left me with a ton more respect for portrait painters.

This week I also started using more observed reference in my imagined drawings, as you'll see with all the alien faces that have an underlying "Meffness" to them.

Side by side doubles are masters studies, I claim no creative ownership of those (and damn Sargent is amazing).

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