Portraits, process and documentation


The first two weeks at school consisted of drawing portraits of a model half the day, and the second half drawing self portraits.

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I mentioned the oil pastels in my first post (with the self portrait), and that it was instructive to something I’m not that comfortable with. For example, the first self potrait down on the left side, turned out to be my favourite.I think it has something extra. And maybe it captures a part of me that I’m not so much familiar with? I used 10 minutes on it and with the oil pastels you can’t make any corrections. So in the future, I’m going to continue doing things, once in a while, that I don’t like, because it might turn out more interesting.

This weeks course at school was photography, emphasizing documentation of art work. I have leared more about using a camera in general, and the tricks to get good documentation. Really useful!

Self portrait

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During the past two weeks we have been working with portrait and self portrait at school. It was a good course to start the school year, warming up eyes and hand. We had a lot of liberty to work with our own barriers in drawing. And I learned that doing something you’re not comfortable with might give interesting results. For me that was using oil pastels this time.

These two pictures were the last ones I made. There were no restrictions for this task, except that we had to use A5 size paper. I guess the style in the right drawing is both typical me and at the same time something new, and it was challenging to use the right colours in the right areas. Fun though!

By the way, there’s an exhibition with all the drawings we made during the course, this Thursday at Galleri Vekta 😉