In an attempt to learn about how to paint like some of the artists I see on blogs, I purchased an Inspiration & Techniques book called "Mixed Media Self-Portraits" by Cate Coulacos Prato. After reading it, I decided, that although I really don't want to do a self-portrait, I would give it a shot. Of course it looks nothing like any of the portraits in her book as they are mostly painted with symbolism, rather than reality.
For whatever happened, this is how it came out. Those who know me will hopefully see some resemblence. Ok, stop laughing. Perhaps a younger me? Now it's my turn to laugh.
Anyhow, my first attempt. Perhaps the next one will be with symbols for the person I see myself to be. I need to get the proportions down and off I go.
Feedback please, but try not to hurt too much. I CAN
take it. Dish it out.
2 hours ago