Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Self portraits 1-5

... and I've got to do 30 in total in the next week! All for the next module, "Drawing from life", which starts in a couple of weeks. The brief was "using different materials and media". We also have to then take bits of the portraits and make a collage self-portrait ...

First one, based on this photo Sunshine took of me about a year ago. Done with my favorite coloured pencils.


Inspired by Janey, whose work I just adore - from life(ie mirror), using pen and marker.


From life - continuous (mostly) line drawing done blind, ie not looking at the paper.


From life again - sitting much closer to the mirror, lines are less continuous, and I let myself look each time I put the pen back on the page.


A pixiefied version of me (I don't actually look like that!) based on a photograph taken by my very close friend Ellie about 4 years ago. The reason my hair is all over the place is because I was leaning against a wall and slowly sliding down it - so my hair is 'static-ed' to the wall!


Number 5 took
just toooooo long ... I'm going to have to do easier and quicker things if I'm to get all 30 done in time (and the collage made!).

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Such fun Mithi. Love the colored pencil serious one - but also really enjoy the blind contour sketches. I would love to see all 30 - please!
Shirley

myyearonline said...

hey mithi, they are all great! can i say i liked the blind line one more than the one you looked at the paper?!

Anita Davies said...

Great mix of styles and media!

Anonymous said...

30 selfportraits in one week. Now that's homework. And the "janey" inspired one is so funny. You even did the signature block. But gosh you're talented. These are great.

janey
http://janeysjourney.com

sooziebee said...

these are fab Mithi, it's great to see all the variety of things you are doing on your course. I love the continuous line drawing, it's just gr8

rama hughes said...

this one's my favorite. it's simple but so fun to look at:

http://bp0.blogger.com/_qySimhhn6vk/R6Do-KUSmpI/AAAAAAAAAkg/kIk9JxCVzC8/s1600-h/SP4.jpg

rama hughes said...

oh, this one. (i didn't realize that the link would work.)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh my gosh, this series is just too brilliant. Loving seeing all these different sides of you!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

(haven't finished commenting yet!)...LOVE the top one. So beautiful. And also the bottom one, which is really cute.

I've also just noticed that you have to do 30 in a week. Bloody hell. Now that's a crash course in self portraits.