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Self Portrait no. 4 by animusamicus Self Portrait no. 4 by animusamicus
This is my most recent painting, it is my final AS piece, so it was painted at the beginning of May.
I feel like this painting illustrates my current work standard better than previous posts.
I'm getting the hang of painting now!
I was painting using Lucian Freud as influence, as I'm sure countless other A level students across England were. There was such a surge of Freud love when he died. He's been one of my favourite painters since the beginning of my experience with paint, I discovered him whilst leafing aimlessly through a pile or art books in the school art library, and when I came across his book, I was arrested by his total honesty with and insight into the human form. Ever since I have been a devotee, by looking at his paintings, I learnt to paint. In a way, Lucian Freud taught me to paint.
Anyway, This is probably my favourite painting of mine so far. I hope I haven't portrayed myself as excessively vain, it was never an exercise in personal appearance . It is more of a psychological exploration than an aesthetic one.

Also, there is a reflection across my right eye which makes the right side of the face look lighter than it is. The photo was taken while the paint was still very wet, I'm not sure what it looks like now its dry, its still being marked (eek).

16" x 20"
Oil on canvas
Completed in: 8 hours
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Art-of-Eric-Wayne Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
I think the way you paint is already good, and interesting. I wouldn't go too tedious or formal with it, you have the right balance already. Just try some more subjects or experimentation. You are lucky you will always have such a beautiful model to work with (I probably shouldn't have said that).
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renedutoitart Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
lovely!
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Slamdanc3r Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Well done, you improved since last portrait. If i were you i would study how the painter you get inspired from treat edges. I would soften the edges on the side of your face on the right side in the shadow. To make the form turn and get more focus on the parts in light.

Really well done.
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