Sketching an attempt of self portrait
One of the most difficult tasks to me is the sketching of self-portrait. OK, sketching live people is difficult, or drawing the human figure is difficult. But to me seems more difficult to make my self-portrait.
I did this ugly attempt on my dear journal some days ago.
I was thinking about drawing me in this diary, and rather to glue some picture of me to see in the future for the baby, I said with my invisible friend “OK, let’s make a self-portrait”. I’m impressed, sorry, I’m actually scared to draw my figure, and more to make a self portrait, especially with these results.
So I can make this statement: sketching a good self-portrait is quite difficult, to me will be impossible.
And the results are here: several very different people. One looks a man who was jailed for several years, the other a bold man, and even worst I made also some humor on my figure. Moreover I took this picture at night with my phone ( as usually… I need to improve) and the results are even more astonishing to say at least. Wow, the more I look here the more I scare my self.
I did all these brute sketching using my lovely Lamy Safari filled with Platinum Carbon Ink and for the greys Talens Ecoline Warm Grey borrowed from my sister. Talens Ecoline are liquid watercolors very common here in Italy and Europe and they are quite good. Very used by illustrators or people who don’t like classical watercolors in pans or tubes and coloring people like my sister. They can be mixed each other very easily. My sister mix them with practically any other watercolor, acrylic, gouache whatever and she has a lot of fun.
I’m thinking to steal to my sister this warm grey Ecoline if not more Ecoline from his desk…