Sunday, November 21, 2010

Self portrait (#11)

I had a drawing teacher a long time ago who would occasionally insist that we draw with an "alternative" instrument. Remembering that, I used a stick and some brown ink to draw this self portrait. To date, I've done about 11 self portraits. Some are more successful than others. (Just 79 to go...Rembrandt created about 90).
(Top photo) Drawing, Celeste Bergin, Self Portrait #11, ink on 6x9 paper
(Bottom photo) Celeste Bergin, Self Portraits, Digital collage

10 comments:

martinealison said...

Bon exercice... Cependant prenez garde de ne pas les punaiser sur l'ensemble des troncs d'arbres de votre ville ! Je plaisante... Pour délier le poignet, rien de mieux...Bisous

Dean H. said...

This "alternative" instrument worked so well for you, ya may want to "stick" with it for a few more!
Impressive collection of self portraits!

Kim said...

It's great Celeste! I think it's a valuable exercise and have done it too. It's kind of freeing. I also really like the one on the top left of your collage. VERY cool.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

It's so interesting to see how what you left out is as important to the success of this self-portrait as what you put in. I love the open space at the top of the head -- it's like a visual depiction of how open you are to new ideas. Great job!

Linda Popple said...

I am always amazed how you stretch and challenge yourself. This is a wonderful self portrait! I love that you used a stick and ink.

Kathy said...

I love these experiments! About forty years ago, when I first entered college, we were given a similar assignment. I used a pine cone dipped in India Ink to draw a scene. It was fun, sloppy, but turned out neat!

hwfarber said...

I looked at this earlier--it is really interesting. I think Katherine nailed it with her comment--the right hemisphere is open.

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Very cool... all of your self portraits... I've never done one.. looks like it might be addictive.. yours all look very cool.

rajasekharan said...

great....excellent strokes...

billspaintingmn said...

Very creative Celeste! Did I ever mention you are an inspiration?! Well that alterative instrument idea has me thinking...
I often recall my teachers while working too, they are always there
when I am.