I blame Sherry, who suggested I try smiling in some of my selfies…

All the usual materials (Inktense pencils or brush-pen), all fairly fast, all late at night, and all A5

About Ed Mostly

Enthusiastic daily sketcher based in Bath Uk
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6 Responses to Apologies

  1. John Buckingham says:

    The images work better with some skin tone unless of course that undermines your drawing philosophy.

  2. Viktoria says:

    I find the smiley ones a bit crazy-looking, but in a nice, creative way. The sixth one is really nice, the one made with red crayon or pencil, it has a really good expression, a really lively feel to it.

    I find it really hard to draw a flattering selfie, as the face is just another object at that moment of drawing. I get so detatched to any kind of self-consciousness. Which is a good thing, I think, particularly as a woman, being used to having my looks reviewed all the time. On my phone camera, I can´t turn off the beauty-filter on the selfie-camera, which I find annoying. There must be so much more pretty people on the internet than in real life…

    • Ed Mostly says:

      Crazy-looking is right; holding any expression creates an odd frozen/mask effect, positively creepy! Your un-self-consciousness sounds like the correct approach, and letting the portrait just turn out as it is…

  3. Sherry says:

    Good try – but actually meant a rather more subtle smile – perhaps not an out and out guffaw!!

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