This is a series of studies or interpretations of the work of Victor Ambrus from his book, How To Draw the Human Figure. I was actually very proud of how these studies turned out- I actually learned alot from drawing them.
The first piece of my most recent Figure Drawing session. I will upoad more soon.
All three of these paintings are self-portraits. The top wasn't ever finished; I didn't paint on my goatee. So, I thought it'd be funny to just call it Clean Shave.
The second was loosely inspired by the art style of the the comic illustrator, Ivan Reis, who I am a big fan of. The last piece, 60 Percent, was an assignment we were given over the summer. I had to create a self-portrait at an "unusual angle", and that was the strangest one I could think of. The only reason I added the sea life was because my cheek was a huge, boring, blank space.
You ever have that feeling that something dear is missing? Even if everything seems fine? Thats where this came from. I had put a real puzzle together, and painted over it in acrylic.
Color My Life
A self-portrait of me in the center, with everyone that has had an impact on me that most at the time surrounding my portrait. To give the others in the piece a sense of ownership, I colored them in the colors that they like the most.
I really let my imagination go crazy on these concepts. The top image is an angel, and the lower one is a devil, obviously. I wanted the devil to be noticeably related to the angel, as if it literally evolved from an angel. To add irony, the devil is the only one with real wings. But they both share very aquatic features.