Thursday, January 21, 2016

Self Portrait 2016


Here is my self portrait for 2016 that also happens to be part of the stylization project to build up a more varied portfolio. I realized while working on this that the pictures used for reference (while taken in 2016) are from before I got my hair trimmed. But it'll grow back to that soon enough. I don't love the patterns on the hair but the point was for them to be imperfect and almost silly. It also looks like I did major contouring on my face.

Originally there were butterflies and dragonflies in the background but they got screwed up in Sai so I scrapped it. The patterns you see in the hair are inspired by Scandinavian vintage patterns from the 50s to the 70s. I've determined no one does design better than Scandinavians.

But hey! Here's my self portrait. I tried to take my time. And look! It's a bit of a digital painting. I'm getting better. :)

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