Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Pencils...


I got a really nice set of Faber-Castell pencils the other day. Mainly to do tree pictures, but I also thought I could try some portraiture work with them too. Started on this self portrait this evening...slightly sinister looking? Anyway, the pencils are superb, very smooth, I'd highly recommend them :)

If it appears I'm starting lots...and not finishing anything at the moment, don't panic...I'm trying not to...I want to get lots of different pieces on the go, so I can switch media more quickly and see what works best with whatever subject I'm exploring...again, not a way I've worked in the past, but I'm hoping it will yield some interesting results. As ever, time will tell...

9 comments:

Adam said...

Graham are you not slightly concerned that the pose in this self-portrait is the sort of stance some tosspot magician like David Blaine might affect?

Graham said...

No, tosspot was just the look I was going for...self portraits are wonderful ways of expressing negative feelings about yourself...perhaps I’ll do a little series of them and see how far I’m willing to go...There’s certainly a deep well to draw upon…I was trying to invite the viewer into my world, with the hand pose, but the face hopefully has a look that suggests something is slightly disturbed and the viewer should think twice about stepping inside…

Miss T said...

I like the Medusa like curls...

A series could be good.These are quite fun:

http://www.queerculturalcenter.org/Pages/Bacon/FBFaces.html

Miss T said...

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Why can I never post urls properly?

SueC said...

Erm..........why have you drawn yourself without your cool glasses?

SueC said...

Jonathan Creek

Graham said...

Jonathan Creek!!! You're an evil woman....;)

Graham said...

You're right about the Bacon self portraits Miss T....they reveal alot don't they.....

Miss T said...

Only Jonathon Creek if he put some weight on methinks...I think Rembrant is a better match:

http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/
slf_prtrts/slf_prtrt_c.1628.htm