Simple Self-Portrait Contour Line Drawing


January 29, 2014 by mamie

Self Portrait

Completed Date: 8/18/13

Medium: pen

Description: For sketchbook projects at the beginning of the year, the assignment was to sketch a simple drawing of ourselves and use that sketch as the basis for other creative portraits in various styles and designs. To begin, I used Matisse and his famous contour line drawings for inspiration. (I love how simple yet so expressive they are– incredible!) I set up a standing mirror and went to work. At first, I had no idea if it would even look like myself, but it was really relaxing to draw and see where it ended up. Then, of course, I did a few touch-ups and made it look nice and neat. This was a while ago, so sometime soon, I’ll have to go back and play around with the portrait again . . . sometime when I have some time to spare. 🙂



6 thoughts on “Simple Self-Portrait Contour Line Drawing

  1. Mary says:

    Love to see you back posting Mamie! Lovely sketches and I can understand why you went to Matisse for inspiration – these are wonderful, good lines and expressions!

  2. mamie says:

    Thanks for the idea! In a while, I’ll be done with a pet portrait commission in a similar style.

  3. rlte says:

    Nice work, Mamie. Thanks for your visits to my blog.

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