Tuesday, March 07, 2006

EDM Challenge - Self Portrait


The teeth drove me crazy. Just cannot seem to convey them as I think I see them. But overall, I'm happy with how this turned out. I will do more over time, and it will be interesting to see the changes.

5 comments:

Linda said...

:-D Great smile! Sorry you lost all your earlier comments, but I really like the photo cropped.

Penny said...

I also have trouble with teeth -- they always look like cartoons when I just outline each tooth. Maybe someone can teach us how to do them better! Thanks for posting!

Karen at Pen in Hand said...

You did a gret job on the portrait, and really caught your own likeness. Hard to do, I think. I took a class from a guy named David Rankin (wonderful watercolorist), who teaches that with things like teeth and nostrils, less is more; the eye fills in a lot of what needs to be "seen." Don't know if that helps, but it has helped me some.

pedalpower said...

I think you did a wonderful job with this drawing! I think teeth are hard too...

mw said...

Hi! I found your blog through a post on the EDM site. This is a wonderful portrait; teeth are hard. I used to remind my students to concentrate on the negative space in between teeth to help define them, and to eliminate the picket fence effect.