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Friday, March 14, 2008

Pirate Self-Portrait

American Artist Magazine is having a self-portrait competition.
I could not resist the opportunity to do a self-portrait in my pirate costume.
I liked the idea of dramatic, chiaroscuro lighting. I tried several different angles, from a complete side view to dead-on front view. Once I began the initial sketch, the ideas just started to flow. This is going to be fun!

Rather than posting twice, here is a link:

...and a couple quick samples:

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