Monday, April 6, 2009

Drypoint and oil self portraits

Ok, I think we're ready to come back to the acetate drypoints, but by now you should gather that I like doing portraits. Sometimes with portraits, I think you have the most flexibility doing a self-portrait, so I decided to give that a try after finished doing some cityscapes:

This was the semester when we were attempting to combine etchings with monoprint, so I added some monoprint:

Kept going with the monoprint...:

I used the same photograph that I had taken of myself and tried another monoprint technique which involves painting directly on the plate:

I think things came out a little smoother on my second attempt, which may or may not be better:

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