Friday, June 16, 2006

Self Portrait Marathon #7




Graphite wash, colored pencil, water color on paper. Graphite wash pencils are amazing -- one of my favorite things to work with. Need more tooth on the paper though. Not sure where this one fits, but it's what came out of my hand today.

11 comments:

Yoga Korunta said...

When I learn how to publish photos, I will show you a portrait.

robin andrea said...

I am really impressed by your artistry. dpr and I were musing last night about trying to draw our self portraits. I have never attemtped such a thing. Each of your portraits captures something different about you. Well done.

DivaJood said...

Yoga, see my email -- the challenge is on! And Alicia is my blogging mentor.

Robin Andrea, one of the women in the Marathon does EVERYTHING digitally -- and her work is amazing. Another one has never drawn before in her life -- simple drawings that are quite evocative emotionally. Self portraiture is about an inner journey, not about whether or not you can draw. Thank you for your kind words.

Now if only I could get a decent focus when I take the photos -- they look fine in thumbnail, but get blurry when I publish.

karena said...

Wow, I love your self-portrait. Such a talent you are!

DivaJood said...

Karena, thanks. I'm blushing.

Yoga Korunta said...

Alicia is a godess! #7 reminds me of the portrait painted by my cousin. It is too precious to be used in the early stages.

DivaJood said...

yoga, that's the beauty of this marathon. Nothing is sacred; so whatever comes out of the hand and heart is what gets put on the blog. Art is in some capacity disposable in the early stages.

karena said...

Does the new portrait have the blush? I recommend Nars Deep Throat. It is kind of a peachy pink and would work nicely with your pencils!

DivaJood said...

Karena, actually, the blush I like is NARS Orgasm. Deep Throat is a little too rich for my blood.

Helen Wheels said...

This is my favorite so far!!

DivaJood said...

Helen, thanks. That's interesting, because I like it better in the actual drawing, and am upset with how blurry it is when I upload. They are actually in focus when I photograph them, but something goes kerfluey when I upload.