Wednesday, October 13, 2010

blogtoberfest day 13 - self-portrait day.





yesterday tinniegirl suggested a self-portrait day, where we all reveal what we look like in real life to one another (eek!). i took this to mean make a self portrait... i was later corrected on twitter but encouraged to make one anyway :D


so out came my media, i couldn't choose because, as you can see, i was a little spoilt for choice...
dry pastels, paints, pencils, markers, water colour pencils, you name it, i've got it!

and then what size to choose? i had both an A4 and A3 sketchbook... while i was deciding, i found some sketches i'd done for one of my subjects in year 12. they're not from memory, we had to copy them from an image. would you like to see?

ok so maybe i never got that last one finished... i'm not very good at completing things i start ha ha!



i decided to have a crack with some dry pastels, i've always liked them but they drive me insane when they smudge all over the place!



so then i though i'd have a crack with some watercolour pencils... according to the boyfriend, it's a little paler than me in real life and sadder, but not an entirely inaccurate representation.

so i thought i'd show you me in real life too, that way you can decide for yourself! that's my friend kat, she's amazing!


pop on over to tinniegirl's to join in the portraiture fun and see some other head-shots
hope you're all having a happy blogtoberfest!

ps. if you haven't already... definitely enter my giveaway. it ends tomorrow and i've just put the prizes together!!! excitement plus!

12 comments:

Kat said...

YAY I'm on your blog! your amazing. I like your self portraits. yer I agree with ben, they should be more smiley!

momijitomitsukoshi said...

You definitely should make the drawings more smiley and prettier and younger. It must be wonderful to be able to draw yourself, though.

CurlyPops said...

Wow they're great - you really got the likeness down pat!

Rebecca said...

Hi! I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought to draw a portrait :)

Yours is great!

Larissa said...

Good on you for drawing a self-portrait - I was going to do the same, but then decided not to - found lots of excuses! Thanks for your visit to my blog and good luck in the giveaway!

Brianna said...

Well done darlin, you look great in all three pics! ps. I'm not sure that you took the photo, so is really a self portrait?! :P Hope dinner was good.

Leah said...

I like your self portrait too :)

Beth Nicholls said...

Big admiration for your face drawings - I find it so hard to make a realistic likeness of people.
Beth

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh i think that was great sketches and then real life!!

Robyn said...

Good try with the drawings but they don't do you justice. You look friendlier and prettier in the photo...and a lot more relaxed :).

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

Now I love a girl who takes up a challenge. The portraits are great, and your year 12 stuff is really impressive.

m.e (Cathie) said...

love your self portraits! but i think you are definitely more smiley in real life!