A few days ago, I started to paint self portraits.
I just wanted to give it a try, see how it turns out, and I recognized, that I have a hard time accepting myself.
I stare into my face and I see a stranger, which I don't like.
Mainly, I think, because of my past and the people around me. I have to figure it out for myself. Maybe I am just a 20 year old, who got overwhelmed from life.
Consider this thread as an approach to improve my skills and to find out more about myself.
I have been walking through some sections here, and found the portraits of Andrew Jones. I'm at a loss for words, what could I say to describe his work? It would be wrong to deny his influency for opening this thread.
Had a discussion about drugs today. Have you ever heard the best reason for traditional painting? Well, somebody told me, that it is far better than digital painting, because you can get high from paint fumes.
Very nice works I see here, I`m glad you`ve decided to do this thread and you should definitely continue with your self-portraits. The first one is my favourite and it`s very emotinal...
Hah, maybe your friend is right about traditional art! Personally, I prefer it because of the feeling for drawing materials. It`s different when you get your hands dirty