Self Portrait

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Self Portrait

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Self Portrait i did with oils on canvas, actual size arounf 5ftx5ft


Ominous and well-executed..

So you look like a cross between younger versions of Stallone and Paul McCartney? Wonderful tones. The whole "ambiance" of this piece reminds me of a late 60s French movie about the Algerian youth.

Somehow, I really like the "smear" of red to the lips' right. It gives it a mysterious edge. I've scrutinized this piece and I can't find a flaw; great work!

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I love your technique. This is great.

holy shit

you're awesome
you're like da vinci
except not dead


You're use of color, lighting, and just technique in this peice is just amazing. You are a truely talented artist.

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Willeeto responds:

Thats very nice of you to say, thank you :)

Good stufff

I always found self portraits to be really difficult to do, I had to do em alot in high school and college. I like that you have hints of blue and green in the shading, really brings lushness to the skin tone. I think maybe the right eye feels a little small. Then again, maybe thats just how you look, faces arent always as symmetrical as books have you believe.

The fact you made the portrait so large reminds me of Chuck Close's portraits.

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Willeeto responds:

Thanks for the comment buddy.
Yeah, this was my final product at the end of a self portrait project in college so i had done a fair few leading up to it, focusing on getting a good colour palette in mind ready for this one mostly. Can't say i'm a fan of Chuck Close but i can see why the size aspect relates, I focused on artists like Jenny Saville and Lucien Freud mainly.

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Credits & Info

4.25 / 5.00

Jan 4, 2010 | 8:10 AM EST
Fine Art
File Info
1536 x 2048 px
607.9 kb

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