I have fiddled around with both of the 2 self portraits for the last 2 weeks and I am ready to quit. After I let them sit for a few days, I kept seeing things I wanted to change. I think they are about as good as I am going to get them right now. They are not great but, really, for my first attempts in many years to use acrylics, let alone portraits, I am pretty pleased.
I think the mouth on both of them still needs work, but right now, I can’t see what else to do. I widened it in both pictures because it just seemed too small for me. I do have a wide mouth and it seemed pinched in. I am also getting some gray in my hair but not too much yet (thanks Dad) on the later one. Hooray for spiral perms too as I really have poker straight hair.
I am thinking about heading back for some ink work next. I have been getting a little itch to get out the pen and draw again. On a sad note, my 10.5 year old but useful laptop where I edited all of my pictures for publication so easily decided to kick the bucket yesterday. Dang you Word 13 for not including photo manager anymore for this computer. It was an easy photo editor for me to use and now have have to actually figure out Elements. Yikes, another time suck.