08/08/08 Self-portrait (Drawing)-

Robert Dye

Portland, United States

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This is a mixed media self-portrait piece created on charcoal paper. It was produced in about an hour, from a basic contour pencil drawing to finished product. I used two tones of pastels to expressively block in some definition, then I used washes of wine and water to add even greater tonal variations (to blend the pastels and to soften areas). I also used a soft white pastel and black india ink, creating contrast and highlights and a gestural quality. I then used some white acrylic in areas of the shirt, and to detail the eyes. The entire work was then selectively coated with a terra cotta colored, gloss spray paint. There is a loose and playful quality throughout the hair, and a nice mixture of larger brush stokes balanced with delicate black line work. The dimensions of the work are 25.5in. X 19.5in. Created in one sitting, the night of 08/08/08.

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