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Aramis Sebastian
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Self Portrait

May 29, 2024 · in Uncategorized · · 10 · 224
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  1. Self Portrait
  2. Oil Self-Portrait [W_I_P][Progress Rpt.]

In the immortal words of Monty Python, “ . . . and now for something completely different . . . ‘

As I was painting miniatures, with oil portraits as my reference, I began to wonder how painting in 2 dimensions was different from painting 3 dimensional sculpts.

Eventually, my curiosity got the better of me.

Turns out, they’re pretty dissimilar. I definitely had to make some major adjustments.


Still and all, a thought provoking exercise.

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10 responses

  1. Looks very nice, Aramis!

  2. Yea, that's pretty damn good!

  3. I wish I had as much talent. I can barely draw.

    • If it's any consolation, my handwriting is illegible.

      • My handwriting too. Nice selfportrait. I just tried once long ago with pencil on paper.
        How big or small is the painting? Did you draw it in front of a mirror or from a photo?

        • So, this was on an 8 x 10 board, from a photo.

          1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  4. Pretty impressive really!

  5. Thank you all for the encouragement. Truth be told, an oil portrait is a pretty intimidating thing. So, I appreciate the sensitivity and respectfulness a lot.

  6. Great work for a first time! I am an art teacher. I like the introduction of textural effects too. Check out Lucien Freud- very textural- looks a bit like what you did. Your proportion is quite good too.
    You should try to copy the portraits or photos of the people you research for your figures!
    Dan from Bermuda.

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