Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Experiment: Kraft Paper Self Portrait
I guess a month or so I bought a pad of kraft paper just to experiment. You might remember the Spinster Dream House post where I used the paper for the first time. Well, this past weekend, I got a chance to do a little more experimentation, and I kind of like the result. Of course, it' not perfect, but let's talk about it anyway.
So, I took this photo a few months ago using photobooth on my ancient Macbook. That's right, I still have the laptop they don't make anymore.
Anyway, I drew the self portrait looking at the screen of my computer since I'm out of printer ink, first using a graphite mechanical pencil, then going back in with Prismacolor colored pencils. sadly, my scanner couldn't quite pick up all the subtleties in the coloring, but close enough. The only thing I really regret here is that I didn't erase all the crazy graphite lines from the initial sketch.
Aaannd...that's today's post. If you're feeling a little light on content, just stare at it for a little longer.