Are you tired of this yet? Well, it’s just about finished. I reworked the face the last session, softening the eyes and mouth. The lower part of my face was too gray, so I tried to make it pinker but now it is a bit too white. I am pale, but not quite that pale. I am fairly happy with the eyes and may only touch up the nose a bit on the left. The mouth is okay and I may just leave everything except to make the cheeks and chin a little more peachy pink.
All in all, I’m not unhappy with this effort. I am using a 38 year old instamatic photo of me less than an inch square and enlarged with my copier for a grainy reference. This is my first acrylic portrait since just one I did in college so the whole thing has been quite the experiment.
I’m debating using something more recent and trying again. It actually has been kind of fun. It is odd to barely recognize my younger self, although many have commented I still look a lot the same. The question remains whether I can find a suitable picture because I am NOT looking in the mirror to do it.