The hardest part of posting is resisting the urge to start of with “Here is….” every time I begin to write. Now that the first sentence is out of the way, here it goes.
This is a portrait series project I completed back in 2006. It was part of my Freshman year Color Concepts class. The project requirements were to create 4 self portraits, beginning with a charcoal manikin study, a painterly portrait using a full palette, a stylized high chroma portrait, and finally a portrait based on the style and palette of an established artist (Henri Matisse).
As you may have seen, I incorporate a lot of typography into my work. When I doodle, it isn’t always cutesy characters, often times it is bits and phrases that come to mind. Here are 2 examples.
By the way, you don’t realize how awkward the word awkward is until you actually write it out.