Monday, September 08, 2008

Me again


Used unusual tools for me here - mechanical pencil and eraser. I don´t often make serious drawings with pencils, don´t know why. I love pencil, really. I´ve just abandoned it, somehow.
I worked rather roughly here, I like it when you can see the hatching and alternative lines here and there, I don´t usually go for pencil work smudged into hazy smooth gray surfaces...

12,5 x 15,5 cm, pencil on Fabriano Artistico hot press paper.

15 comments:

Monette Satterfield said...

The quality of your pencil work is very nice, especially if you, as you say, don't do that much.

You have lovely eyes in these portraits. I've noticed my own self portraits seem to have prominent eyes - more so than on my real face. For me, that's a good thing as my real eyes are on the small side : )

Anita Davies said...

The highlight in the right eye is to die for Nina. I love to see the hatching too.

seesue said...

Note to self: more cross-hatching practice. Excellent Nina!

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

I'd know you anywhere, Nina! This is wonderful!

MaryO said...

This is my favorite among your self-portraits, Nina. I like to see the hatching, too, when it's done as well as you've done it here.

Cathy Gatland said...

I like this whole series of self-portraits... you could do an exhibition-full! I agree about hazy smudged surfaces, the lively linework is much more interesting to me.

Laurie said...

Amazing portraits...they're all wonderful in their own way. This one is truly special though.

Beautiful work!

Atka Kevlarsjäl said...

This one and the headphones one are my favorites. Good work!

Barbara Weeks said...

Fabulous-again!

Jennifer said...

Really nice drawing; great technique. I love these self portraits... you've inspired me to give it a go (one of these days!) :)

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Stunning. This one is my favourite.

Werner said...

Nice work, Nina! Very ...hm... FRESH I'd say.

Sandy said...

Such amazing work,and you have fabulous eyes!

Lindsay said...

LOvely work in any media!!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Another great self portrait. I love the whole series.