Apr 9, 2009

Self portrait after run: March 13, 2009

About a year ago I got into a habit of drawing myself right after I come back from my run (about 3 times a week). I really mean right after - I stretch and draw - no shower allowed before drawing ;) It means that portraits are done QUICKLY and that I do not really care too much about results since all I have energy and patience for is to look and record, look again, record again, fill the page more-or-less and jump in the shower ;)

It was one of the things I did to establish a daily sketching habit. A lot of things I did then did not help - but this one stuck with me. Now I learned a lot about establishing habits - but that's a separate topic ;)

I almost never show these portraits as they sometimes are scary and lots of times look like me only to my eye.

I decided to show this one to see how much interest it will get and if I should show more ;) - let me know ;)


angeltreats said...

I think you should definitely post more of theem - I love this!

John said...

looks like a really strong image, with alot of energy. I love the hat, with just the strokes that you used. the eyes are really focused. nice balance of shadows and lines and light. you should post another one again.

Apple-Pine said...

thanks you angeltreats and John!

I think will keep these portraits in rotation - probably not every one but some ;)

Liz Steel said...

wonderful! I would like to see more. Sounds like a great idea - maybe I should try something like that to break through the barrier I have with drawing people!

Apple-Pine said...

you know I've been afraid of self portraits forever and this was a part of "let's meet my devils" effort - really helped!