I surprised myself with this drawing – only water soluble pencils which I have just discovered. The proportions are fairly accurate and lifelike. A bit generous on my mouth. Like the way the tones and angles of the face work quite effectively.
This second version came from an initial blind face drawing with red chalk and then overworked with charcoal and rubbed back. Not as much of a likeness in fact more of my younger self but in some ways more penetrating.
Part of a further drawing using water soluble wax crayons.
A monoprint from an oil pastel covered paper and worked from the back. Could imagine working on layers on this with different colours and mark making instruments.
I like this in a way because it is me all over. Getting into something and then loosing it completely. Forgetting the basics along the way.
HOW DO I IMPLEMENT DISCIPLINE TO MY PROCESS WHILST STAYING LOOSE?
I believe the first pencil drawing was the most accurate and life like. Perhaps because I was more accurate and took my time? However I didn’t vary the angle enough or concentrate on different light sources.
However I have subsequently tried other materials and methods and am beginning to understand how I could become obsessed with capturing ones own image. I am thinking that I might concentrate on this for the Assignment 5 but with other still life elements – i.e. the doll etc.