Pushy Face (Self Portrait #5)

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Did another photo shoot of ugly Mikes tonight. This time I tried to do some more grotesque stretching and pushing on my face to get more contrast in the form.

Some really nice stuff happened in the mouth part. And while I erased more than I intended to in the upper-left quadrant, doing so pushed me to pay more attention to other areas. I have a bad habit of fully rendering a drawing — not giving the eye a place (or places) to rest.

You guys would totally hang a huge distorted, twisted portrait of me in your living rooms, right? Like a REALLY BIG one?

HB and 2B charcoal pencil and a Staedtler Mars plastic eraser.

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For my birthday, Nate got me a whole set of awesome COPIC Multiliner SP black waterproof ink pens. This is my first drawing using them.

They. Are. So. Nice.

I’ve got a whole range of sizes from 0.03 to brush.

I don’t really know what I’m doing with this drawing. Just toying around with line. We’ll see where it goes.

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