Portrait practice – ongoing Self-portrait – taken from a photo of me slouching past the camera (about 7 years ago). No real likeness, but I think something of me is there. Oil pastels (blended and scraped in the background) and ink. Share this:FacebookPinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related 20 thoughts on “Portrait practice – ongoing” Add yours Getting ready to start some portrait work myself. Thanks for the pastel LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Look forward to seeing your portrait explorations! LikeLike Reply Thanks. It’s been a while LikeLiked by 2 people It’s brilliant. I was at an illustration awards exhibition today. I thought of you. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you! It always inspiring to go to shows like that – I don’t get out to see enough of other people’s work (flattered that you thought of me :-)). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s excellent! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thanks, OA – much appreciated! LikeLiked by 2 people Reply A piercing gaze. Makes the viewer pause. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply The photo I used stood out from a pile of holiday and family pics – I think there was something about not posing for the camera that made it noticeable. Thanks for the comment! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply This has impact! The composition that goes to the right, the facial expression that makes you wonder, and the background texture that moves off towards the upper right, all it combines together in a striking way. Well done! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Thank you!! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply love the composition and the mystery look. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Thank you! They were quite accidental – it’s made me think to look for other candid or accidental photos in the family albums (most, I’m sure, will be posed). LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I love the effect of your scrAping LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thanks, Morris – I’m trying to use up old art supplies – I have oil pastels that used to be Margaret’s – decades old! I don’t find them easy to use, so there’s been a lot of blending and scraping (and throwing things out)! LikeLike Reply I kinda really love the colors. Great job!! LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Thanks! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply no worries! LikeLike We’ve been caught looking…(K) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, and showing my aversion to being in front of a camera :-). LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.