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During a particularly dark period in my history, I wanted to create a self portrait that mimicked the tone and mood of my personal life, for use … Read More
During a particularly dark period in my history, I wanted to create a self portrait that mimicked the tone and mood of my personal life, for use in my online social media. I couldn't justify putting a smiling face pic on my Facebook profile, so I set out to create one that was reflected me at the time. Created digitally in Painter & Photoshop using Wacom tablet. Read Less
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Self Portrait
2009
During a particularly dark period in my history, I wanted to create a self portrait that mimicked the tone and mood of my personal life, for use in my online social media. I couldn't justify putting a smiling face pic on my Facebook profile, so I set out to create one that was reflected me at the time.

Created entirely on the computer, this was drawn directly in Painter using a Wacom tablet, then colored and finally cropped in Photoshop.
Final, cropped version
Initial 'pencils' done in Painter Essentials
Color mapping and adjustments in Photoshop
Closeup of facial color explorations
Full figure, fully colored in Photoshop, prior to cropping.