Monday, 31 August 2015

Mirror mirror

Oh my, it's time for self portraits across at DLP and as I 
A) don't really like people todo photos of me
B) don't do selfies
C) I am sure I can find a whole heap of other excuses for not having photos of myself

I was delighted to see that one of the organisers had put a link to an app for converting a photo into a drawing / sketch/ painting etc and you'll find it here

I tried to take a few selfies....dreadful! Finally settled on one that was not too awful and did the conversion, traced and coloured with wax crayons.....I look very serious and think it might look more like me when it's upside down.

Bill had gone out walking and when returned & saw my efforts.....he sent me a different picture to try where I'm wearing my favourite knitted top from last winter & my fake fur cuffs, damn but fur is tricky to try & paint/draw!

This time I went with watercolour pencils for the face & top and distress inks for the hair & cuffs.

I then decided to colour the print-off's that I had used to trace from....a more excentric person all in all!
Shades of Toyah Wilcox perhaps lol.

I think I would prefer to have purple hair rather than green....

Suffice to say that I do not intend taking up a career in painting portraits!

I have had a good giggle and will probably try a few more but maybe go towards a more Picasso style.


  1. Great selfportraits Sally!
    They look fab!

  2. I think you've done an amazing job with a really scary task! The fur looks pretty good to me, but it's the Toyah Wilcox versions that I really love, especially the last one, where you've really captured something going on in the eyes.
    Alison xx

  3. A fantastic job Sally, good for you to try painting self portraits. Love the one with the pink hair.
    Yvonne xx

  4. What fun Sally, love how you have experimented with different faces and done a really good job too xxx

  5. Just wanted to say thank you for your sweet message - and I'm a huge fan of cinnamon, so if you do happen upon the recipe that would be fantastic!!
    Alison xx