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“Self Portrait VI”, Update #4

January 12th, 2009 · 6 Comments


In progress painting entitled Self Portrait VI
Self Portrait VI | Acrylic on Pastelbord | 9 x 12"

Tags: Acrylics · Adult Portraits · Work In Progress

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Belinda Lindhardt // Jan 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Looking good :) … your getting there :) I did this myself a few years ago with a portrait its a readjustment and i still went back to my pencils but its good to mix it up a bit :)

  • 2 PhilippeSysmans // Jan 12, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    “meh” is hardly the right commentary here.. It’s really coming along great!!! I’ve been watching your progress on “Serra” and your wonderful “untitled” portrait of your daughter as well and you have me amazed ever since (I check your blog daily, it’s in my bookmark toolbar between google and hotmail)..

    You’re a real inspiration to me, mr Chipman. I’m a 22 year old medical student from Belgium with a passion for drawing.. keep it up man, you’re the man!!

    P.S.: i’ve been dying to find out more about the what’s and how’s of the color pencils.. I use charcoal, pens and graphite-pencils mainly, cuz I don’t know how to use color pencils properly… Some tutorials would be great from a wonderful artist like you.
    If you have any good books or internetsites that can help me, please mail me, it would mean a lot to me!

    P.P.S.: did I emphasise enough that you rock?!

  • 3 PhilippeSysmans // Jan 13, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Btw I forgot to ask,
    how come you’re not working towards the edges of your pencil drawing (around your right ear and between your left eye and ear)?

  • 4 Teresa Mallen // Jan 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Looks like you are getting the hang of your new medium. Hang in there!

  • 5 Corey // Jan 13, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Work it Stevie, work it. Sculpt that paint until it looks just right. One of the benefits of such an opaque medium…

  • 6 S.G. Chipman // Jan 13, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks everyone! I appreciate the support.

    @Philippe – Wow, thanks! That made my day :) I’ll try and put something together about the technique I use for colored pencils; I’ve been meaning to do that for a while.

    The reason I’ve been ignoring that part of the painting is because I’m using the same model I use when I draw – work an area until its nearly finished rather than go at the entire canvas layer by layer. Which quite honestly may be a mistake here… I haven’t decided yet.

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