This is another project for my drawing in colour course. The idea is to draw a working figure. I'm going to be drawing my friend Mad throwing on the wheel in a pottery studio this weekend, but wanted to get a warm-up drawing a person from life, so I did this self-portrait.
This is me about to get started. The picture on the wall above my head is my Orange Tulips drawing (previously posted). I included this in the self-portrait, hence the title of this post. "Decorative" of course because I'm sure when I submit it to my tutor he will probably say it is merely decorative. It doesn't stop me from liking it and finding value in it anyway. I still think it's a good drawing. If you're interested in my current conundrum with my tutor's comments, see post below "How does an artist develop their own style?"
Anyway, here's the finished self-portrait, along with detail. The backwards writing reads "Decorative flower drawing", ha ha ha hahahaha. This is only the third time I've attempted to draw myself from life. I know I haven't succeeded in conveying a sense of movement. For a working figure, I look a bit stiff and wooden. But still, there are things about this drawing that I do like (I think the face looks more natural for example), and lots that can be improved on (like the proportions of the rest of my body - I am aware I've given myself really big knockers. It's not wishful thinking, I promise).
Thanks for looking (at the drawings, not my knockers).
Pencil & coloured pencil. 5.4.06