Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Self Portrait

For DrawerGeeks this Friday. We have to draw a 'Grrr Face' so I decided to try mine as a self portrait. I only had a small mirror to my left while painting this, and I think I strained all the muscles in my face making this expression each time I had to refer back to it.


Blogger activar said...

cool work marcos! benja!

10:04 PM  
Blogger Cedric said...

Nice! I really like how this is shaping up.

10:23 PM  
Blogger Jessie said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! That's a cool pose for a self portrait - although it definately looks painful. I'm trying to get a self portrait done - I think this just might inspire me to make a face into the mirror and see if it works! Cool blog! :D

10:48 PM  
Blogger marceloide said...

I think this one looks much better than that on your profile!

Good work!

11:07 PM  
Blogger Tim Bye said...

Wow Marco this is cool! Great lighting here!

4:22 AM  
Blogger caricaturas said...

Thkx Marco, i like ike a lot the transition between the neck and the background on this one.


4:24 AM  
Blogger tom said...

You allways pull your eyebrow up? (like your profile-avatar)
btw, good work!

5:09 AM  
Blogger Mark Montague said...

Great portrait, but I bet it hurt after awhile pulling that expression.

7:35 AM  
Blogger skanes said...

very cool. lot's of great brushstrokes to compliment that expression. like the mustard-y colour too.

7:51 AM  
Blogger jesukiran said...

nice one Marco,..face muscle details and color tones are great

9:26 AM  
Blogger Vince M said...

Wow! Marco your work really rocks. Great caricatures, character studies and memory sketches (love the memory sketch). You've even managed to make a dud like Captain Marvel look interesting.
Your rendering skills are amazing.

Thanks also for the kind comment you posted on my blog, i appreciate it.

Keep on rockin' in the free world!

10:15 AM  
Blogger Jose Darias said...

Hey Marco nice work , i remember a bit like a speed painter style , .

1:35 PM  
Blogger Jose Darias said...

Awesome Marcos , i like those faces and i wouldnt like to have these flowers in my garden!!

congratulations dude!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Muffin said...

haha, love it, Marco! :D Thats one great grr and escellent painted, - I love the roughness and texture. :)


3:49 PM  
Blogger Anders said...

I've that kind of face when I am unable to draw correctly! lol
great angry portrait Marco!!
and glad to see the laptop figure drawings series back!!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Dillon said...

I can't belive how much your digi painting keep to original oil illustration look. I love the loose but direct emphasis in all your work. Huge fan!!

6:34 PM  
Blogger Andrew Shek said...

great painting, funny pose

7:40 PM  
Blogger Scott Altmann said...

Great! I can almost feel my neck muscles getting all tense from looking at this. Love the quick, bold brushwork here...nice!

10:20 PM  
Blogger Jared Shear said...

Cool those yellows and the bright white on the teeth on this image. By the way, thanks for the comments on my site.

11:20 PM  
Blogger Robert Bloom said...

Nice; painterly and loose.

11:58 PM  
Blogger adrian said...

You rock Marco! I can feel the pain of the pose hurts just looking a it!

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clap clap clap!! Awesome artworks!!

10:48 AM  
Blogger MadameGaston said...

Its funny imagining you draw this lol. Nice meeting you and Mark yesteray!

4:57 PM  
Blogger PaulSketch said...

haha this is awesome!! And I'm glad to hear that your face didn't get stuck that way...or did it?
anyways, it rocks

12:26 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! That's an aWESOME expression!! Brilliant!

2:25 AM  
Blogger AUGUSTUS said...

awesome.. lovely characterization! thanks for checking my blog and commenting. Good to meet you.

12:58 AM  
Blogger Liliana C. said...

Oooh.... i don't like meet you in a dark street with this face! ;)

5:39 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

SCARY in the extreme !!! :)

7:47 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Haha really sweet! Yeah, great tones and expression!

12:46 PM  
Blogger bog_art said...

It is just amazing.. this blog is really really really good.. thanks for share your draws.. I love the half and hour Amelie art job..

2:36 PM  
Blogger Shawn Escott said...

Great portrait! Looks like it hurt a little :) Wonderful action.

8:00 PM  
Blogger Coloribus said...

great face and colors

1:13 PM  
Blogger Kevin Keele said...

Nice job on this! You really captured the energy of the expression.

1:57 PM  
Blogger goutwort said...

Heh, nice portrait. I can imagine that would have been uncomfortable. I remember how painful the portrait I drew while studying the Platysma muscle was.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Kyle Marshall said...

Again, with the crazy expression, nice work.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Leticia Ceballos said...


10:20 PM  
Blogger Alikins said...

so are you saying that one side of your face is much stronger than the other since you had to do this pic? i would suggest doing it with the mirror on the other side soon, just so you're not all lop-sided and what not :)

awesome expression and excellent self portrait! ;)

9:17 PM  
Blogger beaux said...

nice dude

12:33 PM  
Blogger Richard Gaines said...

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11:45 AM  
Blogger Talita said...

Hahaha great one!
This is the way you look like? haha
liked it.


8:48 AM  

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