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Self Portrait Mirror Study - vii.x.xi

ArtRage Studio Pro / Wacom Tablet

Thick Gloss Oil Brush


Something I haven't done in a long time -- a self scrutiny in a mirror. You can see by my pained expression that I was struggling for information while juggling Wacom tablet on lap and minding the monitor screen as well as mirror.


For some reason, the digital paint was not building up for me as I usually expect it to do. At the end of the two and a half hour session, I discovered I'd accidentally switched into a blending mode which I had not previously used and which has a somewhat flattening effect on the surface.

I plan to work further on another day to get the surface, color and light I'm after.


I did not pre-select a palette here -- but like the big kid that I am, just grabbed for the colors.... and rather strong ones at that.

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Taken on October 7, 2011