Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Day 48

I've been a fan of drawing hands for some time now. While I would never say that I have mastered the subject, I know that my skills have improved exponentially over the years. For this self-portrait, I brought in "my assistant" to add a second hand for an additional challenge and to help tell a story.

As I've said before, I think that a self-portrait goes far beyond simply a physical rendering of the artist's face. The artist has so many options to portray not only what they look like, but also what they ARE like. I also tend to believe that a self-portrait can and should be a glimpse of things that the artist holds dear. And this portrait certainly does that for me.

#48 December 7, 2010,  Pencil
Sounds: Tesla,  Time's Makin' Changes - The Best of Tesla

1 comment:

  1. Erin Keithly-CoatsDecember 8, 2010 at 9:35 AM

    Such a sense of intimacy and gentleness. Well done, Jim.

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