D1 A4 P6 E2: Self portraits

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Finished sketches

Aim

Exercise 2: Your own head.

Preparation

I wanted to try a few different poses and a few different styles

Influences

In feedback for my last assignment, my tutor suggested I look into graphic novel artists as a style; I wanted to do a couple of sketches with a strong and striking feel to them.

I wanted to focus on pure line as well as the tonal studies. I was influenced by the work of Julian Opie (Opie 2017); I’ve always loved how much information he conveys with so few lines.

Finally, I did a scribble drawing – partly I cant go long without introducing some colour and partly as an exploration of the work of Fred Hatt (Hatt 2017).

Reflection

These were fairly quick sketches but the likeness is good in most cases. The jawline isn’t quite right in the second image and the eyes are not right for the third.

I loved the intensity of the first image so I think I might use this as a starting point for the final assignment.

Bibliography

Opie, J. (2017). Painting | Julian Opie. [online] Julianopie.com. Available at: http://www.julianopie.com/ [Accessed 9 Dec. 2017].

Hatt, F. (2017). FRED HATT. [online] Fredhatt.com. Available at: http://fredhatt.com/ [Accessed 9 Dec. 2017].

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