Monday, October 11, 2010

Portrait Party

Sophie and I are home alone until December so we spend a lot of time together. I did this self-portrait for Friday's homework assignment. We were suppose to use pastel with music. I had just come in from a "Sophie walk" so I kept my favorite sunglasses on, which I love because not only are they oversized, but they are readers. I decided to smile because non-smiling looks so grim, dismal and UGH—old. I sketched with a brush pen before adding pastel.

Self—brush pen and pastel.

I caught Sophie resting her muzzle on her stuffed toy—sooooooooo cute! I quickly sketched her and added watercolor.

11 comments:

Gift of Art said...

Wonderful portraits! I agree with you about smiling, it's so much more pleasant.

Janene said...

I love the combo of the brush pen and pastel. You did a great job on the skin tones too. And of course Sophie is as cute as ever!

donnamcm said...

I like your new do and Sophie looks adorable here. I am jealous of the class.

Sandra said...

Great pieces. Always enjoy your work.

raena said...

Awesome! Not only are you talented at drawing and painting, but you are coordinated too! I cannot seem to smile while doing a self-portrait! It sort of feels like rubbing my stomach while patting my head! (eh, I hope that wasn't just a local thing and that it made sense!?)

nanke's stuff said...

Both the portraits of you and Sophie are great! I love the colors in yours, and Sophie, of course, is adorable! nancy

Dan Kent said...

These are excellent drawings! Love the lines the brush pens create, and you direct them so well! I am also so impressed with the last two posts - the stretching your boundaries, and the beautifully drawn buildings.

Margaret Ann said...

Beautiful joyous pieces both...I think you may have found a new friend in your pastels...:)

A Brush with Color said...

Awww--these are wonderful, Jennifer. Is there any medium you can't master? I love these. Sophie looks absolutely like the cutest little pup.

Revelle said...

love your Sophie sketch!

seesue said...

Love, love, love what you are doing here. They are ALL my favourites!