YES ... you read it right... a self portrait - eheheheheh!!!
Are you smiling and curious my creative friends???!!!!
I am still enjoying - very much - the Creative Jump Start workshop with at Nathalie Kalbach Studios. This week the artist we are studying is Jean Michel Basquiat - Urban Artist.
Here is the CJS Pinterest page if you would like to see his works.
The teacher for this workshop tutorial is:
Entitled: Heart vs Head
Here is my self-portrait.
Yes - I know... I look a bit like I'm on drugs!!! Heheh - hey... I was brave to even try it - don't you think??
Here is the real picture.
First, let me tell you I did not draw it by hand... I traced it from my picture... whew... that was a relief. It was still a challenge for sure.
Looked a bit better with the black added!!!
I liked it as it was below but it wasn't very Basquiat inspired!
So on I went - following the wonderful tutorial towards urbanism!
In case you can't read it... the sentiment says:
If you straddle the fence, you never have your feet on the ground
stand on top and crow.... loudly!
I actually painted the sentiment on a sign for the ranch several years ago and it is hanging on one of our paths.
I wrote on the back of the canvas to remember why my self-portrait looks so wild. URBAN ART... me? Crazy stuff!!
Way out of my comfort zone at the onset of 2016!
Guess I'm working to BURGEON!!!