Friday, September 18, 2009

Grafton St and a Small Self-Portrait

Here are 2 quick sketches. One is on Grafton street looking down from the second floor balcony of Beweley's and watching the people go by. And above is a quick sketch of a self portrait that I did and then colored in Photoshop. Yes Photoshop. I'm trying to get back to actually looking, because I had drawn so many self portrait in HS that I was able to draw my face without actually looking at it anymore. Getting past the natural tendency of the brain to simplify what you see into symbols, and actually SEE what is in front of me has been actually tougher than it seems. So I hope you all enjoy, and I WILL be posting up a series of self portraits so that hopefully you'll be able to see the progression of my skills.



Nice looking portrait...It looks like yah..

Keep kicking out the pages..


shane Blount said...

Nice work Nathalia , really love the self portrait !!

Liam said...

digging the self portrait-lets see more!!!