Grrr. First I left my camera overnight in the car. I was afraid I'd ruined it as the first try at taking pictures wouldn't work right. Guess it had to warm up, as it is okay now. Then, blogger now posts my photos in reverse order. Before they posted differently. So, now I have to remember to upload the photos in reverse order so they come out right. Makes no sense verbally.
Today I used an exercise from Dean Nimmer's Art from Intuition. I read of this book on Kim's blog. In a section on self-portraits he suggests making a self-portrait in the manner of an art movement. Instead, I made some in the manner of a particular artist. I chose these two since I have, by chance, little books of reproductions of their paintings. Most of my art books are still in storage.
Pen and conte crayon. After Picasso's Portrait of Madame Z.
Charcoal and conte crayon. After Rouault's Head of a Woman. Couldn't find a direct link to his painting and don't want to post the photo myself as I am not sure one can do that copyright-wise.
Brush pen and oil pastels. Another try at this pose.