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Pastel Self Portrait BTB

By BTBArtist
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Pastel self portrait on Fisher400 board 34x42cm

Many thanks to Jackie *jacksl for the suggesting doing a self portrait, also to everyone who voted in my poll. I was completely outnumbered. The only 'no' vote was me, but soo glad now I have done the piece.
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

A very well done self portrait my friend. Great range of values and a lovely sharpness to give added intensity to your eyes, which really draws the viewer in.

I love the use of the high lighting in the salt and pepper beard and hair. But I would say just one thing that you have used the same technique of feathering the white highlighter from the hair and beard, across your face. This was a little disconcerting for me and when I downloaded it for full size viewing, the white on your cheeks appeared very similar to the hair on your beard. Slightly hairy. In my mind, just a very slight ammount of smudging / blending for the white would have finished it off.

But all in all an eye catching and honest self portrait, which shows off your incredible talent.

Instant fave.

Jason
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BTBArtist's avatar
Thank you so much
KarinClaessonArt's avatar
wow..absolutely stunning work!!!:wow:
BTBArtist's avatar
Thank you sooo much x
KarinClaessonArt's avatar
You're very welcome :heart::hug:
wetzelartist's avatar
Nicely accomplished! Self portraits can be intimidating (I imagine!) and this one seems honest as well as expertly crafted.
BTBArtist's avatar
It was an interesting piece to do, I recommend trying it.
Thank you for the comments
ladyalita's avatar
The details to your portrait are wonderful. I really like all the textures you created.


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BTBArtist's avatar
Thank you so much for the lovely comments
FadedReflections's avatar
Great work! Has anyone ever told you that you look like Vince Gill? lol
BTBArtist's avatar
Thank you for the comments.
Nope no one has ever mentioned it, not to sure who he is, toddles over to Google to search :-)
FadedReflections's avatar
He's a country singer from the USA. In this picture you look like he would if he had a beard. He's a handsome dude, so it's a compliment. :)
BTBArtist's avatar
Thank you so much :-)
Me smiling lots
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SvitakovaEva's avatar
amazing work, beautiful face
BTBArtist's avatar
Thank you so much :-)
BSANT's avatar
Amazing work!
BSANT's avatar
Awesome! I like it.
BTBArtist's avatar
Its a fun thing to do... you certainly get to know yourself :-)
Thank you
BSANT's avatar
Yes it's true =) We need to find our own style!

Keep going!
JasonPatrickJenkins's avatar
...the facial hair looks great...
JasonPatrickJenkins's avatar
i wouldve liked to see more subtlety in the modeling of the hands n face tho...the texturiing wouldve been amplified by it...
BTBArtist's avatar
Thank you very much :-)
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