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

self portrait with lavender hair 9.26.2019

Here's a process post about a recent self portrait. I started with a 14x17 inch piece of 98 pound Canson XL mix media paper. With a pencil, I drew a blind contour self portrait, then went over the pencil lines with a black china marker. Using oil pastel, I added color. And then I added … Continue reading self portrait with lavender hair 9.26.2019

#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