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Self Portrait--Traditional by Melaninny Self Portrait--Traditional by Melaninny
This was the first self portrait I did for an assignment in my drawing class last semester. =]

We did a self portrait a week, in 12 different styles. This is the first, which is just a traditional self portrait in charcoal.

Other weeks
Photo reference: [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]
Original: [link]

Done in charcoal.
8.5" x 11"
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Karelliann Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, you seriously need to put all of these together in a huge 3x4 file. They are awesome. And such a huge amount of work, too! You rock.
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Melaninny Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
I probably should do that! That's a good idea. xD Haha, thanks so much! It makes me happy that you liked them. :D
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Karelliann Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really, really do! ^^
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Really good shading on this one, especially around the eyes. I see you're quite comfortable with this style.
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Melaninny Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, it was one of the easier ones for me. If only I could get the proportions of the face right. ^^;
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
You draw from life better than I can. I can't do it at all. It's ridiculous. I can only draw from mental image, and if I ref something for lighting, I look at it for a few minutes, get a good idea of how stuff is doing things, then close it out. Anything from life looks like a 2 year old vomited on a canvas. o_o
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Melaninny Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
Really? That's crazy, though! I can't believe you *don't* model things from life, I wish I could do it from my head. xD
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LunaticStar Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
A lot of people need refs. I do too, but in a different way. I look at things and study how they work, and just file it away. Straight up look& sketch ends up as HORRIBLE HORRIBLENESS every single time. I can't even trace, hah.
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