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Self Portrait--Original by Melaninny Self Portrait--Original by Melaninny
Aaaand finally. Last one.

For my drawing class last semester we did a self portrait a week in different styles.

This is the 12th, the last one, and it's supposed to be in my own, original style.
I don't really feel like I have my own style, and it was the end of the semester, so that assignment turned into a, "Let's explode all over the paper and say that's my style." xD I don't hate it, but this is my second try (ruined the first with ink) and I'm not sure proud of it.

Other weeks
Photo reference: [link]
Traditional: [link]
Impressionist: [link]
Fauvist: [link]
Cubist: [link]
Francis Bacon: [link]
Collage: [link]
Surreal: [link]
50's Cartoon: [link]
Andy Warhol: [link]
Chuck Close: [link]
Arcimboldo: [link]

Some general reflections on this project.. I learned a lot, I think it was a really good assignment. I tried really hard, and I think improvements were made, but I was never completely happy with the results. I think this sort of assignment is really valuable, and even if you don't have a class for something like it it's worth it to just try stuff out. ^^

This one was done with copic multiliners, markers, and watercolor.
It's 8.5" x 11"

I'll stop flooding your inboxes for today. =P
Feedback is super appreciated. ^^
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javsthemute Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i like this one a lot, but there is something about that little green splotch at the bottom that really bothers me. it makes itself too much of a focal point and kind of disrupts the movement of the eye through the piece.

the clean lines are beautiful, though, and color palette (with the exception of that green splotch :x) is lovely!
Melaninny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh man I can see exactly what you mean about that green spot. I think I went to use green, that happened, and then I backed off and kept it blue. Unfortunately watercolor is pretty permanent. =/ But I'll be more careful next time, and thank you!
LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Ink splatter is like, the best style ever, I want to do EVERYTHING like that. :D I approve!
Melaninny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, thanks! And you should!
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