Thursday, 18 July 2013

Onwards and Upwards: Self Portrait 2

Aimed for a more villainous/femme-fatale look.  Much colder than my last piece, still made the skin feel real in tone, but the facial features are more solid than real life.  I feel I rushed this one a bit; only done in a few hours, then abandoned, then edited for a few more hours.  Sometimes a break to step away gives clarity in my judgement, but other times.....
I enjoyed the warmth I created in the first.  Maybe this one isn't cold enough, not sure.  I still struggle with noses too.  I can't get my drawing head around the geometry of nostrils (which is why I chose an upwards angle).  I understand feet and hands better than noses. D:
Don't like, but learning.

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