Saturday, December 9, 2017

WIP Big Eye Self Portrait Art Original Painting Work in Progress + Sketches, December 7, 8, & 9/ Big Eye Fairy, Angel, & Mermaid Daily Sketch #dailysketch 100th face...



In this original acrylic work in progress WIP painting of an idealized big eye version of myself, I've blocked in the underpainting of the hair.  My next step is to glaze some darks over it and work on some subtle hightlights.  I also intend to revisit shading in the face once I've established the hair.  I think this is the mermaid version of me...  I'm saving the highlights in the eyes until last.

This idealized big eyed self portrait is on a 16"x20" canvas in acrylics.    


This is a work in progress, but I also usually post at least one finished piece on Tuesdays if you'd like to come to visit!  You also may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.

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Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She looks perchance a little vexed...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in December. This is from day 7. 

It is part of my effort to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 98. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has an intently focused expression...  I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.  


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in December. This from day 8. 

It is part of my effort to reach a goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 99. 

This is a rough sketch.


Here is a sketch of a big eyed maiden.  She has a hint of a smile and her hair is flowing wildly around her...  I think she is most likely a mermaid, although she could also be a fairy angel or a goddess.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in December. This is day 9. 

I have reached my goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days, I started this effort on September 1st, 2017...  This is face 100.  I think I should continue with this challenge, but whilst I will continue to sketch daily, I have not yet decided if I'll have a more eclectic mix for a while.  I believe this is actually my 677th day of consecutive daily sketches, I started on February 1st of 2016.

This is a rough sketch. 

7 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Your portrait is progressing really well, and it is definitely you! Great sketches, too, love how they are all so different. Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

I like the idea of an idealized self portrait, it's beautiful so far. The maidens are lovely too.

Lowcarb team member said...

Well done on reaching your goal of 100 faces sketched on consecutive days since starting this effort on September 1st, 2017...
Also many congratulations on reaching your 677th day of consecutive daily sketches, which you started on February 1st of 2016.
You have done so very well, you must be so pleased.

I think your portrait WIP is coming along nicely.

All the best Jan

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Valerie, Christine, and Jan! I appreciate your kind and thoughtful words.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

congrats on getting to your goal! :) your self portrait looks great, its coming along nicely :)

Magic Love Crow said...

Your self portrait is you! It's coming along beautifully!
Love your 3 faces! The last one is so cute!
Big Hugs!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so very much Jennifer and Stacy!