Tuesday, November 1, 2011
On the right, the start to a portrait of my friend and fellow illustrator, Delia.
The theme surrounding my self portrait is "Strength", and for Delia's, "Disgust." This will all be linked along with a third portrait. All will make up a mini series of sorts I'm working with to break emotions down and make the poses as well as body language and expressions as subtle as possible. Emotion, as well as the life in the eyes of my portraits is what remains most important to me. If people can really feel a connection, I've done my job. I will continue to develop this through use of color, brush technique, but in the meantime, it's most important for me to remain "academic" in my approach. Gaining more experience in painting with oils is what I plan to focus on.
And thanks again to my amazing mentor for really showing me I can actually do what I truly want to do as an "illustrator" and artist.