Monday, December 5, 2011

Self Portrait

5"x7" acrylic on masonite

Today my boss had me do some portraits at work for an upcoming event. I really enjoyed getting away from the computer and picking up a pencil again. This inspired me to go home and do a self portrait. Thanks Joe!

I began roughing in a likeness with raw umber. As I got further along with my painting I thought to myself "this could be a cool facebook profile pic". So I did a bit of refining and some shading and here it is. I may add color to this one in the future but for now like it just the way it is. I think its kind of cool.

29 comments:

  1. I think it's very cool! I admire the boldness and confidence of it. And the depth of feeling that you created. Great work!

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  2. I also did a portrait in the umbers, and quite enjoy them that way. Well done Brad.

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  3. Great Job! Nice lighting and brush work.

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  4. Oh, I love it Brad! It's brushy, immediate and strong. It must have been great to mix it up a bit at work!

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  5. Thank you Jose, Carol and Kim! I appreciate the comments. Yes, Kim. It was nice to mix it up at work for a change.

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  6. Very cool indeed Brad, great brushwork!!

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  7. excellent, Brad...It is perfect as is--nothing else to do but use it...and put it in a frame

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  8. Great portrait Brad ...love the use of just one color!

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  9. Brad, It certainly is kinda cool.

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  10. Dang, You are one good looking dude!
    Keep picking up that pencil & brush Brad...looks great.

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  11. A really cool avatar, Brad!! You've picked out just enough detail in the features to make this outstanding.

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  12. It's VERY cool. Love the grittiness and energy of it.

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  13. This is wonderful..love the one color

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  14. Brad...this is awesome! Beautifully done. I would leave it like this and not add color!! I love it.

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  15. Thank you Hilda! I think I will leave it as it is.

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