sooo this is my 3rd (or 4th?) year in a row of an annual tradition of painting self portraits on the 1st of every year! this one is definitely my proudest yet, but i've included the others (+ a few bonus ones from in between, normally done as part of school projects or art challenges!) under the cut
september 2020- something speedpainty. i think this is one of the closer ones i've gotten to my actual face up until now! it was late at night, i'd just gotten done sewing, but the way the lights and mirror are set up in the attic makes my face look super skeletal and gaunt when it's like 2 AM and i'm still up there trying things on. i came downstairs and in a tired fervor wanted to capture a bit of that and then pass out.
february 2020- part of an art challenge. honestly kinda hate it now, there's not enough contrast and the colors are a bit wack and idk what's happening with that nose lol
january 2020- i'd been testing out some new art techniques but also my face is far too wide here. some of the shading is still cool ig and i have cycled back to some of these techniques more recently!
november 2019- i was in a class abt meditation and self-reflection and some other shit. one project was doin an art project based on personal symbolism, meditation, dreams, etc. this is what mine ended up as.
january 2019- uhh yea this was from when i still didnt paint that much and was testing new stuff idk why i made myself so shiny i think i was compensating for not knowing how to do a lot of other things
self-portrait 45 min speedpaint
i started a tradition back in 2018 where i do a self portrait on january 1st each year! here's my third one so far, and here's to 2020!