blind contour self-portraits 2.24.2022

I've started a series of self portraits using the blind contour method of drawing. Blind contour drawing is a technique that some suggest improves hand-eye coordination and hones observation skills. But I use it for the results I get. It's my favorite drawing method. In blind contour drawing, the artist looks only at the subject … Continue reading blind contour self-portraits 2.24.2022

#81-100 self portraits 7.11.2019

Here's another post about my 100-day self portrait project. I've completed the 100 days, so this post includes self portraits 81 through 100. You can find the first 80 in these posts: #1-16: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/04/18/1-16-self-portraits-4-18-2019/ # 17-34: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/09/17-self-portraits-5-9-2019/ # 35-50: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/23/35-50-self-portraits-5-23-2019/ # 51-65: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/06/06/51-65-self-portraits-6-6-2019/ #66-80: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/06/20/66-80-self-portraits-6-20-2019/ You can also find them all on my Instagram stories. … Continue reading #81-100 self portraits 7.11.2019

#66-80 self portraits 6.20.2019

Here's another post about my 100-day self portrait project. This includes self portraits 66 through 80. You can find the first 65 in these posts: #1-16: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/04/18/1-16-self-portraits-4-18-2019/ # 17-34: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/09/17-self-portraits-5-9-2019/ # 35-50: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/05/23/35-50-self-portraits-5-23-2019/ # 51-65: https://rachelimsland.com/2019/06/06/51-65-self-portraits-6-6-2019/ You can also find them all on my Instagram stories. 66. buoyant, oil pastel67. as child, watercolor68. as snake … Continue reading #66-80 self portraits 6.20.2019

#51-65 self portraits 6.6.2019

Here's the latest installment in my 100-day self portrait series. This set numbers 51-65. 51. sticker cutout52. clay53. after Egon Schiele (attempted)54. watercolor55. blind contour with colored pencil56. woven watercolors57. leftovers glued together58. graphite paper tracing and watercolor59. wire60. spent petals from mothers day bouquet61. pink (junk mail)62. profile in pencil with orange background63. as … Continue reading #51-65 self portraits 6.6.2019

#17-34 self portraits 5.9.2019

Continuing my 100 day self-portrait project, I'm posting days 17-34 this week. You can see the first 16 in this post. 17. gesture drawing18. letters19. profile in pencil20. conte crayon21. as flower22. oil pastel23. conte crayon24. large format25. multiples26. straight lines27. half face28. using foot29. drawing on drawing30. a favorite thing31. random thoughts32. random thoughts, … Continue reading #17-34 self portraits 5.9.2019