Thursday, 29 September 2011

Image of my portrait in progress

Final Portrait

Over the past couple of weeks i have been working on completing my final self portrait. During this time i discovered that it is not easy to paint with water colours and i had a number of issues such as:
  • Pencil lines showing through 
  • It was difficult to get the shading and shadows correct
  • It is almost impossible to cover up mistakes
Taking all of this in to account i am fairly pleased with my final portrait. However i do feel that the eyes were too dark and looked very bold compared to the other colours, the eyes were dark because I painted the outline black, but i have learned from my mistakes and will take them in to account during future assignments. I was also not happy with the shape of the lips, this could have bee because i was not careful enough when sketching them in my rough sketch. My Portrait is painted in a sort of abstract style with a colourful yet pale back ground and my face is a pale blue colour. I am pleased with the way i managed to create the shadows on the face and the colours are nice. I will upload a photo of my portrait very soon!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Starting my painting

In todays lesson we started to transfer our sketches on to a canvas. Once I had done that I began to practice with the paints. We were using acrylic paints and I thought that the colours were too bright for my portrait. I have decided to do my portrait in water colour because it is more familiar and I have all of the equipment that I need at home. It will be easier to get the correct colours that I need for my portrait. The colours I will use for the picture will symbolize my personality (pastel colours). The colours will be pastel versions of the colours Andy Warhol would have used for his portraits.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

My sketch

In todays art lesson I completed the sketch of myself for my portrait. What I have to do now is come up with some symbols that reflect my personality or things that I like. Then I have to incorporate the symbols in to my self portrait. For next weeks lesson I have set myself a small homework task of coming up with a colour scheme for my portrait. I think that I will use pastel colours because my sketch is quite soft. Colours like pale yellow, pink, blue and lilac will create a good colour scheme as well as reflect some of my personality. I'm going to practice making some of these colours at home with water colours then re-create them in class next week when we will be starting the final portrait.